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jason77

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German Longsword Curriculum
« on: 2016-08-01, 22:02:41 »
I've been working on a formal curriculum based upon the Liechtenauer tradition for our club - Guild of Knightly Arts. It's a work in progress but this will likely be our core curriculum for awhile. I'd like to include some other German Longsword techniques "eventually" such as those from  Ringneck's plays, some of Talhoffer's plays, and some from Peter Falkner's Fechtbuch, etc.

I've attached jpeg's of the curriculum (the pdf was too large for allowable attachment size) so that those of you who would like to see what we are doing may and also draw from it yourself and/or offer a critique where I may be able to adjust things here and there. I've tried to design this so that the techniques build upon one another in a logical and progressive manner.

The curriculum is the outline of our system and does not include various drills which I am considering writing down in a separate document.








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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #1 on: 2016-08-02, 01:25:45 »
Where does your club meet?  I remember you said you lived in central Missouri. I'm in the St. Louis area and have been looking for a HEMA group.
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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #2 on: 2016-08-02, 01:38:45 »
Jason, this looks great.  In fact I have been working on a LIechtenaur curriculum for my training purposes.  My curriculum is more in depth with my own commentary on the translation of Ringeck, Von Danzig, Dobringer, Paulus Kal, Peter Falkner, Andreas, Ande Lignitzer, Martin Huntzfelt, Martin Syber, Hans Medal, Hugo Wittenwiller etc.  I have also written a Fiore curriculum covering every play in Fiore's text.  Difference between yours and mine is that my curriculums are word documents. 
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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #3 on: 2016-08-02, 02:12:44 »
Sir Patrick, Glad to know you are somewhat close (about 2 hrs). I'm in Jefferson City but I occasionally come to St. Louis to see family. We are a small group and I've deliberately kept it as such mainly because I work evenings and its hard to meet on weekends as everyone has something to do. We have people come and go but a few of us are consistent. I'll be back on days next summer and I'm hoping to then acquire a space at the YMCA. Right now I am laying the ground work for a big push to build our Guild in the community next summer.

As far as HEMA groups around the St. Louis area I haven't visited any of them but there's a couple I know of:

* Spanish Swordsmanship Society http://spanishsword.org/
* St Louis School of Arms http://ema-stl.com/

The latter one is run by Ken Harding and while I haven't met him he has a YouTube channel wherein he shares instructions in the Bolognese tradition. I've heard he is a nice guy.

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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #4 on: 2016-08-03, 03:23:52 »
Thanks, I'll have to check those out.
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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #5 on: 2017-10-30, 07:00:41 »
Jason, I have been looking into getting into HEMA, however where I am the closest group is 3.5 plus hours away. Do you know of any good videos that are able to teach basic techniques to me and one or two other people so I can try to get something going where I'm at? Thanks.
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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #6 on: 2017-10-30, 12:15:49 »
Sir Rauri - HEMA @ VCU has a great series covering the fundamentals of German Longsword here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAIQe0YU1HSJv9CsVb3E5pDUZMcf08fzX

This will provide you with plenty of material for awhile. Afterwards you could check out Sword Carolina's Dobringer series and/or consider signing up for their online classes at their website.
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Re: German Longsword Curriculum
« Reply #7 on: 2017-10-30, 15:59:29 »
Awesome, thanks Jason. I'll take a look at these.
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