Who were the knights, who were encouraged to fight on the battlefield, but forbidden to take part in duels of honour? How could a runaway murdering duellist be openly accepted and honoured among the ranks of the greatest heroes of Europe? Find out at Dreynevent.
Free Fencing with little or no protection gear!
An elegant and simple fencing style, by a 75 years old master with a lot of experience, the class includes funny and unusual exercises.
Wrap your cape around your arm, so you can elegantly harm – Rapier & Cape, the epitome of elegance.
The mysteries of a lost German manuscript from the 16th century.
Move past sword‐tag! Explore how swords cut, and what modern fencers can do to learn to cut correctly and to enhance their swordplay with effective cutting technique.
Liechtenauer tells us not to do what the “common fencers do”...but what did they do, and why was it common? Because it works!
How to exercise Fühlen in an effective and instinctive way.
Increase the level of your training and employ HALAG rules and echelon! Different scenarios offer different challenges. Learn all about it!
Stop giving your opponent an easy time. Make your defence as offensive as Liechtenauer would have wanted.
Fiore’s Dagger Masters show us several aspects of fighting with (or against) a dagger. You must know them all.
Shephards strike and Brain blow – having fun with Meyer`s staff!
Learn a short, rational 19th century method of using a heavy, two‐handed wooden club or similar object for self‐improvement, or just to bonk people on the head.
Could Ringeck’s plays from streychen be the key to understanding how Liechtenauer created the art?
This rapier stuff is dumb. As making a lunge is a tempo, how can I attack my opponent if they are simply waiting for me to do that?
Learn to defend yourself with a sabre against polearms while looking absolutely dashing!
Making choices is hard, especially when someone tries to hit you with a messer. In this workshop, Oskar will present a cross section of Lecküchner’s fight book, focussed on (eliminating) decision making.
Second only to the spear in its widespread use on the battlefield, the use of a cut‐and‐thrust polearm, usually with a hook and an overall length of ca. 240 cm has numerous applications for laceration, trapping and hooking.
Experience the highlights of early renaissance dagger fighting. Be prepared to hit the ground!
In this session, we will explore foundational principles of battlefield combat, including close combat from knife fighting, skirmishing geometry, and spearwork mechanics for generating power.
A little look through tactical decisionmaking, biomechanics, semantics, geometry and defense.