Alexander Kiermayer – “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

 “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Weapon: Staff

Fencing with the staff is the basis for the handling of all pole weapons in Joachim Meyer`s system. But apart from that it is also a great exercise to develop body mechanics. In this workshop we will start with guards and moving between them, continue with striking combinations to finally work with partner exercises in order to develop our fencing skills.

Skill level of Participants: 2 upwards
Needed Equipment: staff of 180-200 cm length, fencing mask

About the trainer – Alex Kiermayr

Alex Kiermayer is a founding member and trainer of OCHS Historical Fencing and heads the OCHS training group in Pfarrkirchen, Bavaria. He has trained and taught diverse martial arts since 1987 and began to seriously study HEMA around 1999. In his research he focuses mostly on martial arts of German origin but also on Bartitsu. Alex is author of several instructional DVDs on Medieval German longsword and Messer combat as well as on Bartitsu. 
He has written two books on Joachim Meyers fighting system and taught diverse aspects of HEMA at martial arts seminars throughout Europe.