The Dark Side

NoVA-Assalto is an organization based in Northern Virginia with the goal of organizing events and information involving 16th century Bolognese swordsmanship.
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The Dark Side

Postby Keith P. Myers » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:56 am

The force is calling me back! A year or so back I really took a good look at the Bolognese methods and did some training on my own. I liked it, but ended up going back to my German/Meyer/Mair emphasis. This past weekend I got to work on the Spadone/Montante methods at Longpoint and got to do some Sword & Buckler and Sword & Shield work with Steve "on the side." It reminded me of why I liked the Bolognese stuff to begin with! Now that I live within 45 minutes or so of Steve Reich and Steve Hick, I foresee some serious Bolognese style training in my future! ;)

Of course, the German stylists really shouldn't consider it the "dark side." After all, Joachim Meyer himself cross-trained with the Italians!
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Re: The Dark Side

Postby Michael Chidester » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:08 am

Yes, and that makes Meyer part of the Dark Side. :P
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Re: The Dark Side

Postby Jeremy S. » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:10 am

Was there ever any doubt? ;)
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Re: The Dark Side

Postby Steven Reich » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:23 am

Keith P. Myers wrote:Now that I live within 45 minutes or so of Steve Reich and Steve Hick, I foresee some serious Bolognese style training in my future!

Montante, too ;)

We'll do a pan-Germanic-Mediterranean sidesword practice. We can add in the Dussack (because it's fun), polearms, and grappling from Meyer and the Bolognese, too.

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Re: The Dark Side

Postby Keith P. Myers » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:55 am

Steven Reich wrote:
Keith P. Myers wrote:Now that I live within 45 minutes or so of Steve Reich and Steve Hick, I foresee some serious Bolognese style training in my future!

Montante, too ;)

We'll do a pan-Germanic-Mediterranean sidesword practice. We can add in the Dussack (because it's fun), polearms, and grappling from Meyer and the Bolognese, too.

Steve


Sounds like a plan! I'd already decided to take my small group through Marozzo's dagger presas as a foundation for dagger and grappling and then flesh it out with material from Meyer and Mair.
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Re: The Dark Side

Postby Steven Reich » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:08 am

Keith P. Myers wrote:Sounds like a plan! I'd already decided to take my small group through Marozzo's dagger presas as a foundation for dagger and grappling and then flesh it out with material from Meyer and Mair.

In that case, you might like this (if you don't already have it): Dagger Prese in summary translation.
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Re: The Dark Side

Postby Keith P. Myers » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:15 am

Steven Reich wrote:
Keith P. Myers wrote:Sounds like a plan! I'd already decided to take my small group through Marozzo's dagger presas as a foundation for dagger and grappling and then flesh it out with material from Meyer and Mair.

In that case, you might like this (if you don't already have it): Dagger Prese in summary translation.



Printed it out last week! ;)
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