Dussack


Murder with a Smile

Trainer:
Roman Vucajnk

Description:
"To all four targets let them [cuts] fly, with comportment and pulling you can deceive him." (J. Forgeng, 2006) Deception is a vital component of a powerful engagement with dussack, especially when the opponent is used to managing the time and space in combat. The workshop focuses on upgrading the tactical capacities of the weapon with deception or in PC lingo: "creating opportunities". The main source remains Joachim Meyer and his chapters on dussack and a bit of rapier. Just a bit.

Needed Equipment:
Dussack (leather, wood, nylon), Mask, gloves, basic protection.

Skill level of Participants:
Experience and background in dussack needed.

When & where:
Saturday, 10 am (10 h), hall 1


ReDouble your efforts – PHM Dussack

Trainer:
Christian Stickel

Description:
This workshop will be about the application of double cuts and thrusts in Paulus Hector Mairs Dussack fencing. The goal of the workshop is to explore the concept of double strikes and enable participants to apply the ideas with a Dussack. Therefore we will play with different situations like entering, bind, feint and retreat. The plays we will use are excerpts from Paulus Hector Mairs dussack plays in the Dresden Version of his Opus Amplissimum de Arte Athletica (MSS Dresd.C.93/C.94). The workshop addresses beginners as well as advanced fencers. Preliminary knowledge of Dussack fencing is not necessary.

Needed Equipment:
Leather or wooden dussack light gloves, mask.

Skill level of Participants:
Beginner/Intermediate.

When & where:
Friday, 10 am (10 h), hall 2