After a quick vote, it became clear the times will remain essentially the same. The training topics have however expanded and now include Sidesword and Sword & Buckler. It is now also possible to train Epee on Wednesdays at 19:30
Italian Longsword - Teachings on a set topic from Italian sources. May at times include Abrazare, Daga as well as some German teachings for spice at times. Everyone welcome!
"Pick Your Weapon": Teachings on a set topic for Longsword, Sidesword (Early Rapier) and Sword and Buckler. You can train with the weapon of your choice as long as there are at least 2 people who want to use that weapon. Free sparring and/or Drills from 19.30, at which time Epee fencers will claim half the Salle. Light sparring with focus on technique is encouraged. Everyone welcome!
Epee sportfencing on a set topic. Please contact VaMi to get contact info for trainers since the outside door is often locked after 19.00. Everyone welcome!
Sparring - Drills and exercises at full speed and in full gear. Own gear and weapon recommended. The goal is to transfer the drills into your fighting so you can use it in practice, not just theory. If there are drills, they are quite high pace and not a lot of explaining, so be prepared to be confused and/or tired afterwards.
As always, please come as often as you want even if you do not have your own gear. It is always possible to train even if you do not yet have your own gear or don't feel like you want to sparr yet.
As Liechtenauer taught: "Your exercise does well without the art, but the art is not much good without the exercise". Only half the Salle will normally be reserved for sparring so there is always room to train. The Pells are always ready, and (perfect) practice makes perfect.
See you all at the Salle!