NEOHEMAS Session 12-13-14

Saturday session with the Cleveland bunch coming out. Evelyn, Louis,
O’Reilly, Talbot and I.

We started out this week with German Longsword…again basic stances,
wards and meisterhau. A new guy this week so it never hurts to repeat
what we did last week as a strong review to those who were there. We
then moved onto countering some of the wards with certain cuts. After
about 45 mins we went inside to warm up and work on some navaja.

Again since we had a new person the basics of Spanish knifeplay were
repeated again, basic stance work including the Sevillian, Navaresse
and Baretero. We did some two person drilling defending and countering
a midline thrust and even brought out the sash for a quick explanation
and demo of what we will be working on with it.

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NEOHEMAS Session 12-6-14

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Relatively new member, Louis brought two of his Cleveland friends,
O’Reilly and Evelyn, with his for this session. Since Louis’s main
interest is longsword, that is where we started. We went over the four
stances and five master cuts from the German tradition, spending no
more than 30 minutes on this since it was a wee too cold outside to do
much more.
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We then went inside and did a solid hour and a half’s work with the
navaja, going over grips, basic stances, movement and basic attacks,
ending with a little jiro work. The two newcomers seemed to take to
the navaja fairly well, hopefully they will be back for more. As
always being way out here in the boonies, it is hard tog et people to
travel this far to train. I am truly lucky I have any training
partners at all.