From Davenriche European Martial Arts School in Santa Clara, California, DTV welcomes principal instructor Steaphen Fick and Italian martial arts instructor Marco Quarta. They share with us about their school in San Francisco, their approach to martial arts training, their own journey in these arts, and a tour of their amazing training center.
0:00 Introductions, Steaphen & Marco
11:00 "Martial arts" in Europe and Asia
13:45 Steaphen Fick
39:20 Marco Quarta
1:00:20 Tour of Davenriche (must see)
Join Devon and Greg as they discuss the learning objective details for the first two weeks of April. Ask and answer questions about lesson material, practice and martial context.
0:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:28 Rapier cut to stringer: why use it?
15:50 Applying rapier cuts in combat?
22:38 Longsword grappling
27:46 How do I successfully grapple?
40:55 How do I *not* get grappled?
48:34 Precision cutting with sidesword
57:00 Unorthodox postures and Fabris' dagger guards
Join Devon and Greg to take a look at the topics for April swordplay study: Longsword Grappling, Rapier Cutting Basics, Receiving Gioco Largo with Sidesword, and Unorthodox Rapier Postures & Strategies. Ask questions and join the chat discussion. See you there!
0:00 Introductions & new format
11:52 Rapier Cutting Basics
20:32 Longsword Grappling
34:13 Sidesword Cutting Mechanics
42:00 Unorthodox Rapier Postures
Join Devon Boorman and special guest Clinton Fernandes on this week's DTV livestream. They'll be taking us inside the inner-workings for Academie Duello, one of the world's largest HEMA schools. From business to instruction. Come and listen to the discussion and ask your own questions.
Join us each week for discussion and chat about subjects for today's HEMA students. Weekly topics, training checkin, curriculum review and more. Today we're live at the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium with the last hour of Devon Boorman and Christian Tobler's "Italian vs. German Longsword" workshop.
VISS is a weekend devoted to European swordsmanship and martial arts that takes place in downtown Vancouver, BC, home of Academie Duello, the world’s largest centre for swordplay. http://www.vancouverswordplay.com
Join Devon and Greg as they discuss topics for today's HEMA students. Weekly topics, training check-in, this week's curriculum and more.
0:01 Welcome, Topics & Introductions
9:09 What do you need to get started as a leader/teacher; how much technique do you need to know
17:50 Having an area of focus and an internalized presentation; personal qualifications
28:11 What physical resources do you need at the start; rental space, income requirements
36:05 Offering beginners programs and ongoing classes
42:45 Promoting a group or school; retaining students
50:10 More topics to talk about in the future
51:25 This week's curriculum and training check-in
Join us as we discuss topics for today's HEMA students. This episode's topic: four different opponent attitudes and how to defeat them. We'll spend a little extra time focusing on the "Receiving Defender".
Join Devon and Greg as they discuss training on your own, or in a non-school space like basement or back yard. Also training check-in, questions from this week's lessons and more.
2:30 Today's topics
3:20 Who can practice solo, and why
7:50 How to structure solo training
17:20 How to do solo work correctly
23:30 How to judge your own form
28:20 What can be trained solo
34:50 Problems with training reaction time
38:40 Controlling difficulty in solo training
41:00 Simple at-home training tools
43:50 Solo training recap: 1. Set a regular rhythm, 2. Structure your training time, 3. Purposeful and mindful practice, 4. Review your work: mirror, video, camera, occasional review by an instructor
47:08 This past week's lessons: Longsword
56:40 Question about the false edge mezzano
1:03:00 This past week's lessons: rapier
1:07:20 Training check-in
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Join us for discussion on topics relevant to HEMA students all around the world. This week we talk about tournaments, their forms, styles, advantages, disadvantages, and place in HEMA training. Our apologies for technical difficulties, but it was a good chat in the end!
2:35 Devon's tournament experience...
3:30 Struggling with technology! Where's my sword?!!?
10:23 ...we're back! Devon continues
14:50 Greg's tournament experience
21:36 From tournament to a fuller martial practice
27:41 The positive value of tournaments
30:12 Some downsides of tournaments
31:08 Tournament rulesets
39:20 Like/Dislike: tournament formats
48:00 How a tournament fits your personal goals
54:50 Sneak peak: Scholar's Longsword Assault
Paul Wagner, English vs. Italian Fencing, Website Tour, Solo Practice, This Week in Class. More links below.
3:19 Greg's intro
4:10 Paul Wagner intro
5:55 Staccata's English fencing sources
9:19 Silver on "Italianted" fencing
14:03 Gentle play vs. Rough play
17:09 Simulators for English fencing
18:44 Paul Wagner's classes at VISS
25:49 Solo training
36:03 DTV website tour
49:41 This week in class
50:39 Creating edge binds
54:56 Countering rapier cuts in three ways
Youtube review of Danelli's basket-hilted broadsword: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeEs86Qqfdw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FstQZbclI28
Ken Mondschein: http://www.academia.edu/27277732/The_Italian_Schools_of_Fencing_Art_Science_and_Pedagogy
Join us for weekly training check-in, curriculum review and topics of interest to HEMA students worldwide. We'll chat more about the use of sharp weapons to inform our simulated combat, and much more. See you there!
We’ll be online and welcoming the members of the HEMA community from around the world. share training goals, Check in on progress toward those goals, and answer training & technical questions. See you there!
How Devon got started with HEMA: 2:34
How Greg got started: 4:41
Power through longsword cutting: 12:54
Safety through cutting: 17:40
Beginning the fight with an entering cut: 20:44
Opportunity and provocation: 23:02
Multiple cuts while entering with the sidesword: 27:39
Tempo and distance: 31:03
Feints with longsword: 34:50
Reading the opponent: 41:52
Feints and invitations: 44:39
Making feints safely: 49:20