Medieval combat with sword and shield - Fundamentals of Buckler fencing
The unarmored duel with sword and buckler was for centuries the most common martial arts of medieval Europe. Roland Warzecha and Tobias Wenzel familiarize this way of fighting to the viewer on this DVD. Based on medieval fencing manuscripts and years of martial arts practice, the authors provide the essential basics. To these belong the anatomical and physical regularities and the tactical approach and fencing theory.
Step by step, the relevant concepts were elucidated and demonstrated by using historical techniques. Appropriate protective equipment and weapon simulators for training and sparring will be presented. Finally sequences of free fencing of the authors convey an impression of an sporting employment of historical Buckler Fencing techniques.
Running time: approx. 85 minutes
FSK (German Voluntary self-regulation of the movie industry): TEACHING program in accordance with § 14 Law for the protection of children and youth
Price: 19,90 EUR
From the contents:
Chapter 1: Anatomical and physical fundamentals
- Biomechanics I: Pressure, Strength and Weakness
- Biomechanics II: Range
- Biomechanics III: Stroke technique and posture
Chapter 2: Fencing Basics: Layer, Actions, Tactics
- The second layer from the MS I.33: "Right Shoulder"
- Digression: Distance & Fencing Time
- Follow-up actions of the blade binding
- The third layer from the MS I.33: "Left Shoulder"
- The sixth layer from the MS I.33: "On the chest"
- The first layer from the MS I.33: "Under the arm"
- Considerations on tactics
Chapter 3: Attachment and freeplay
- Appropriate fencing equipment
- Free fight
Roland Warzecha: Martial Arts education in training in escrima based Ultimate Close Combat. Historical fencing since 2003. Founding member of "Hammaborg - Historical Swordsmanship Association". HEMAC member since 2007. CFAA member since 2011.
Tobias Wenzel: Training Manager for Sword & Shield at "Hammaborg - Historical Swordsmanship Association". HEMAC member since 2008.