Sunday, 20 February 2011

Class Plan for 21/2/11

Warm up - Jon's 3 person tag game.Brief but hard working. No more than 5 minutes.
- Jogging from one side of the hall to the other, cutting a fendente to my head (holding my sword  straight in front of me), then sprinting back to the back of the queue. Warm up, and get people in the right frame of mind. 5 mins.

Brief recap of last session - Zornhau as a 'master cut', able to displace an incoming cut. Zorn-ort as a thrust by whose blade is a threat. Absetzen of Zorn-ort (the thrust comes in, and in the Indes/in the moment, they set it aside by transitioning into one of the hangers).
 - Purpose, to jog people's memories, introduce people who missed last week. May take longer, depending on who is there. Shouldn't be longer than ten minutes.

Introduce the Duplieren (doubling) - Done when someone tries to absetzen in pflug, but gets it wrong, binds too hard and doesn't threaten with the point. Cut behind their blade at them.
- Not in Fiore, he emphasises working when you have the centre line, or leaving the bind.
- Purpose, to injure the other person without leaving the bind when they control the centre line.
- Don't wait, act in the moment.
- Don't come off their sword too early, keep pressure on incase they bind to a different side.
- Footwork. Step off while doing it, don't just step forwards onto their blade. 5 mins

Partnered Drill 1 - Isolate the movement. Have people begin to do it in the bind. The person with the centre-line thrusts, the other displaces into Pflug/Kron too hard/badly. The first person cuts behind it. 10 mins.

Introduce the muterien (mutating) - Done when someone tried to displace upwards into Kron or Ochs, and does to too hard, bringing their point/blade offline and not presenting a threat. Wind up and over their blade into a hanger on the same side (they displace to your right, you wind up to your right), and slide the blade down to stab them in the lower hip.
  - - Not in Fiore, he emphasises working when you have the centre line, or leaving the bind.
- Purpose, to injure the other person without leaving the bind when they control the centre line.
- Don't wait, act in the moment.
- Don't move jerkily. Flow over their blade.
- Footwork. Step off while doing it, don't just step forwards onto their blade. 5 mins

Partnered Drill 2 - Isolate the movement. Have people begin to do it in the bind. The person with the centre-line thrusts, the other displaces into Ochs/Kron too hard/badly. The first person thrusts behind it. 10 mins.

Integrate - Partnered Drill 3.
Get people armoured up. Begin out of distance. Only cut on the way in a Zornhau.
Either the zornhau lands, or they bind.
If they bind, then the person with the centre line zorn-orts.
The person who zorn-orts displaces either into Ochs or Pflug.
Either their absetzen results in a thrust landing, or they are offline.
The person whose thrust was poorly displaced mutierens or duplierens.
15 mins

Notes - a pretty conceptual lesson. None of the techniques being taught are present in Fiore, so it may take more time. They are also tricky, needing to be done using fuhlen/feeling of the bind, as well as being down in indes/in the moment.
Also, note that Duplieren can be done against Ochs, and Mutieren against Pflug. But it seems simpler to introduce them this was (ie, above vs. below) rather than hard vs. weak displacements, as I'm not too confident about the techniques. Hell, you can duplier against a zornhau that comes in too hard.

May have to repeat the week after, otherwise we'll cover leaving the bind.

1 comment:

  1. "(they displace to your right, you wind up to your right)" Or you get their point out of your face by moving their point (i.e. the weak) to the left with your strong (i.e. the bit near the hands) before making with the mutieren.

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