Dagger, Dussack, Staff & Halberd of Joachim Meyer

The Chicago Swordplay Guild and Wisconsin Historic Fencing Society are pleased to welcome renowned researcher and martial artist Roger Norling of the Gothenburg Free Fencers Guild.

This workshop and lecture series revolves around the life of Swiss-born Freifechter and Fechtmeister Joachim Meyer; who was both the last master in the medieval German tradition, as well as the developer of a dynamic martial arts system, presented in a surprisingly modern fashion and rooted in athletics pedagogics forgotten during Victorian times and coming into fashion again only in recent times.

Over the weekend we will look at:
  1.  Meyer's detailed and powerful system of movement and body-mechanics
  2. Defense against dagger attacks;
  3. The quarterstaff and halberd two of the most powerful, terrifying and yet elegant weapons of the Renaissance warrior;
  4. The dussack, a largely misunderstood and underappreciated weapon, a proto-sabre used for war and sport all the way from Italy and  Austria,  up to the Nordic countries and Scotland. Meyer uses it to teach all single-hand weapons.
  5. Lectures on Meyer, his life, and how to understand his work.

Note that this seminar is NOT at Forteza, but will be held in Kenosha:

US Taekwondo Academy
5713 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, WI 53140

Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: US Taekwondo Academy
5713 Sheridan Rd
Kenosha, WI 53140 us
Date: March 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: US Taekwondo Academy
5713 Sheridan Rd
Kenosha, WI 53140 us
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