Schedule 2015

This is the archived schedule for the 2015 gathering. See here for the tournament rules.

Timetable

We have all four gyms this year:
Gym 1: South, upstairs: Workshops and presentations.
Gym 2: South, downstairs: Workshops
Gym 3: North, left: Feder tournament.
Gym 4: North, right: Free fighting (sparring) and Ringen tournament.

 

time 1 2 3 4
Saturday/Samedi, 31. Oct.
8:30 gyms open; registration
9:30 warmup
10:00–12:00 A (longsword)
B (rapier)
pools pools/sparring
12:00–13:00 lunch / presentation (A. Rub)
13:15–15:15 C (longsword)
D (rapier)
pools pools/sparring
15:30–17:30 E (armour)
F (stick)
pools/finals G (wrestling)
18:00 gyms close / dinner in Schönbühl
Sunday/Dimanche, 1. Nov.
9:30 warmup
10:00–12:00 H (longsword)
I (dagger)
finals J (wrestling)
12:00–13:00 lunch / general assembly
13:15–14:15 finals
14:30–16:30 K (sword+buckler)
(L)
(M) free sparring
16:30–17:00 sparring-ball / end of event 17:15

Events/Workshops:

A Silvan Aebli + Markus Furter (HADU): Triangel (longsword)
B Christophe Le Millier (GAGS): Rapier
C Ferenc Hucker (Ars Ensis/HADU): Kurzhaw (Meyer)
D Simon Favre (ELAA): Rapier (Giganti)
E Julien Vuagniaux + Thomas Schmuziger (Clair de Lame): Harnisch/armure
F Etienne von Gunten (GAFS): La Canne (Leboucher)
G
Daniel Jaquet (GAGS): Ringen
H Roland Zürrer + Sam Gutknecht (Liberi Ensis): Der Abzug (longsword)
I Darko Zürcher + Sibylle Zürcher (sub brach): Dagger (Meyer)
J Vincent Deluz (GAGS): Ringen (Monte)
K Dieter Bachmann + Lukas Zuberbühler (HADU): Buckler (I.33)
presentation: Andreas Rub (Liberi Ensis): “Evolution of the Sword”

Note: People fighting in the tournament will only be able to attend one workshop of slots A, B, C, D. People who advance into the tournament finals may not be able to attend workshops in slots E, F, G, and if you get to the quarterfinals, you will also miss slots H, I, J. If you are giving a workshop and you get to the finals, we may have to switch your workshop around (e.g. to L, M, this will be a special case, we will figure it out, we want to make sure that you can both give a workshop and fight in the tournament in any case).

Workshop descriptions

 

Silvan Aebli + Markus Furter (HADU): Triangle & Absetzen (longsword)

The workshop consists of two parts.
Triangle: Introduction of two group routines to train coordination, concentration and flow.
Absetzen: Deflecting your opponent’s attack while thrusting him. Introduction of the technique with an emphasis on the proper timing.
Bring your longsword. Gloves are recommended, masks optional.

 

Dieter Bachmann + Lukas Zuberbühler (HADU): Buckler (I.33/Liutger)

Our interpretation of the “Krucke” complex within the general system of I.33. Depending on the level of participants, this may turn out to be just a general introduction to the system building on one or two example techniques.

bring your own sword and buckler, and if possible mask and gloves.

 

Vincent Deluz (GAGS): Wrestling (Pietro Monte)

Introduction in the wrestling system of Pietro Monte (Collectenae, 1509). Selected techniques and exercise are proposed. Focus will be put on competitive plays according to rulesets described.

Equipment: (not required) kimono or reenactment doublet.
N.B.: Falling skills required (most of the techniques will be performed with throws)

 

Simon Favre (ELAA): Rapier (Nicoletto Giganti)

Course on the Rapier: Basics of the early 17th century. The school of Giganti and a brief introduction to the Italian School.

 

Ferenc Hucker (Ars Ensis/HADU): Kurzhaw (Joachim Meyer)

Introduction to Meyer: the Kurzhaw

 

Daniel Jaquet (GAGS): Wrestling according to Liegnitzer

Abstract: Introduction in the wrestling system of Liegnitzer (Various copies from 1452 until 1570). Selected techniques and exercise are proposed. Focus will be put on wrestling by the arms and various solutions for safe training and competition practices.
Equipment: (not required) kimono or reenactment doublet.
N.B.: Falling skills required (most of the techniques will be performed with throws)

 

Christophe Le Millier (GAGS): Introduction to Verdadera Destreza (rapier)

Presentation of the main principles of Destreza (Carranza, Pacheco, Ettenhard, Rada…): geometry, movements, postures (Angulo recto), Atajo…
Equipment: Preferably rapier, or else side-sword or one handed sword; mask.

 

Andreas Rub (Liberi Ensis): “Evolution of the Sword”

Interactive presentation on different types of bladed weapons and their historical contexts and associated fencing styles.

 

Darko Zürcher + Sibylle Zürcher (sub brach): Dagger (Joachim Meyer)

Introduction to the dagger system of Joachim Meyer: Guards, Stances, basic Techniques and principles. Meyer deals primarily with dagger fighting between two armed and unarmored opponents. While there will be a lot of techniques the main focus will be on the underlying principles of Meyers dagger.

bring a mask, practice daggers will be provided.

 

Julien Vuagniaux & Thomas Schmuziger (Clair de Lame): Harnischfechten

First steps in armour fighting. (or depending on the level of the students) Discover of the needs, the ways and the knowledge needed for historical armor fighting practice. The workshop is about studies and adaptations acceptable for a HMA armour fighting. Work based on the German sources. Good for every level. At best wearing an armor. If not, HMA gears (padded jacket, mask, gloves) and if possible steel gauntlets and closed helmet.

 

Roland Zürrer + Sam Gutknecht (Liberi Ensis): Der Abzug

A practical approach about how and when to retreat safely (especially regarding tournament-fencing with too many avoidable afterblows) by learning some easy drills and tactics. All fencers are welcome no matter if you’re advanced or beginner.

Wie und wann aktiviert man auch mal den Rückwärtsgang? Wie entferne ich mich sicher von meinem Gegner? Wie verhindere ich Afterblows? etc. Wir werden uns an Grundlagen, an Basics halten, sind aber überzeugt, dass für jeden etwas dabei sein (egal ob Anfänger oder Fortgeschrittene).