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Learn to Swordfight: Introduction to German Longsword
An intro class to learn Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) where students gets to learn history and how to fight with swords. The class will focus on German longsword and the culture and technique that surrounds the weapon.
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Introduction to German Longsword (ages 13-18) During this class, students will learn the history of the longsword and the context in which it was used. We will then move into practical applications with physical drills and activities that cover the basic principles of attacking and defending. These drills will focus on the basic lines of attack and fundamental guards. Finally, we will put everything together in combination drills. Depending on how quickly the class masters the basics, we may...
A sword like object is recommended for the class. Something that could be held in two hands, a broom handle or a dowel. If you would like to buy good quality swords, visit https://southcoastswords.com/ a cheap avaible option https://southcoastswords.com/products/blackfencer-light-home-training-sword https://www.amazon.com/Wooden-Medieval-Crusader-Practice-Waster/dp/B004IYCQ6U/ these swords are not meant for fighting Do not use a metal "wall hanger" sword. If you bought a metal sword and it was less $100, it is most likely not safe.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Due to the nature of it being a physical class, it is advisable that parents can provide an environment where the student could move freely and not have any fragile items in the near vicinity.
supplemental instructions can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTNGgH2QX878Cg1PbXDMNBAdw9qat1F0g
Jonathan YingInstructor at South Coast Swords
64 total reviews
57 completed classes
Hi I have been a practitioner HEMA (historical Eurpean Martial Arts) for about 10 years and I wish to share my knowledge to all those who wish to learn. My main specialties are in German longsword, military saber and single stick in which I have...