NEOHEMAS Session 1-11-15

Just Chris and I today…

2 rounds shadow boxing
2 focus gloves
2 rounds boxing
2 rounds savate
2 rounds footwork drill

We went over some methods for setting up spinning attacks be it from an offensive tactic or a reaction to the energy fed to you by your opponent. Working both pivot blow and back kicks. I have to say that I ate some kicks and punches today that were not all that pleasant but as they say…sometimes you get the bear, sometimes it gets you.

Next out came our longsword for about a half hour of German longsword. We covered the basics and did some work with Zornhau. We ended with some plays of durchlaufen.

All week I have had gladiatorial training on the brain. Lots and lots of research crammed in since last Sunday, also some time making training weapons and shields. This was our first official gladiator training session and it went pretty well, great fun. We got to mess with the training gladius I made as well as the spear, dagger and sica. We had some makeshift shields to use but next week I will have most of the shields finished. Some light sparring with a few of the different weapon and armor arrays used int he gladiatorial games…a great deal of experimental archeology going on. Looking forward to next session.



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