Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby John Hines » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:46 am

Sending from my phone so I write more later. I love your presentation style. You broke the basic footwork down nicely and the diagrams are easy to follow. There are some grammatical errors but they were still easy to follow.

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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:43 am

I'm looking forward to your notes. In the mean time I've added a couple footwork diagrams from Meyer and Marozzo.
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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Added historic advice about footwork, cutting, and parrying to the "Instructions and Footwork Supplement" and "German Longsword Workbook - Level 1" books.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/secdy4x9ptipm ... el%201.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vlss1rx6bcgoy ... lement.pdf
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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby John Hines » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:55 am

I just reviewed both of the updated documents. I love this mix of technical and practical practice. It feels like early piano lessons where you have to practice how to read music independently of the actual playing. I also like how you brought the stance analysis into the longsword lesson. As I said before also enjoy how the review questions helps the user determine if they prefer earlier sources or later sources; which will guide the choice of next module.

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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:19 am

Yea, I'm really happy with the stance analysis stuff. It's forcing me to actually look at the images instead of just glancing at them. I can't believe I didn't see Ringeck having the right foot forward in right Ochs before. It makes sense, you'll find yourself there in a bind.

I would like to submit this to the HEMA Alliance curriculum council for preliminary review. Before I do that, is there anything else you think it needs?
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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:12 pm

You know what, I'm just going to remove the Ringeck picture entirely. It is in direct conflict with the text and could very well have been a mistake. And in any event, it would be confusing to the reader.
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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:17 am

Looking for reviewers for our Meyer Longsword I Workbook

A couple years ago my club produced a workbook for new study groups wanting to get into German longsword without a proper teacher. Since then we’ve dramatically improved in both our knowledge and teaching style and we’re ready to codify what we’ve learned in a new workbook.

Again, this workbook is aimed towards new clubs and those without any longsword experience. We are expected to teach a lesson or two out of this at reenactment events, then hand out copies for people to take back to their local SCA/Adrian Empire practice.

Since we can’t make changes after we give them out, I’m asking for reviewers to help me make sure we’re getting this right.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6iphmb0msr13z ... .docx?dl=0
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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby David S » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:16 pm

I will take a look. It would be nice to have some sort of video reference for everything too though.

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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:42 am

David S wrote:I will take a look. It would be nice to have some sort of video reference for everything too though.


We have some for the level 2 workbook (which we are rewriting next).

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 6cWvMwroUb

Once we have the written curriculum done, I am planning on refilming a lot of these as I'm not happy with the stances/footwork.
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Re: Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

Postby Jonathan Allen » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:29 am

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