All posts by Eric Mains

Eric Mains is a Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) practitioner from Madison, WI. Eric is a Fechter and Study Group Leader with the Madison Meyer Freifechter Guild.

Beginning Sword Class!

Beginning Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Class

Learn the essential cutting, postures, and footwork of 16th century fencing master Joachim Meyer. This class introduces the basic fencing skills of one of the last inheritor’s of the Liechtenauer tradition of swordsmanship in an eight-part series of hour-long class sessions.

Each class begins with a warm-up routine, followed by guided exercises and drills using historically accurate replica training swords. Be ready to sweat and have fun learning historical fencing.

WHERE

Goodman Community Center

149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704

Gym B

WHEN

Sunday 3:30-4:30pm

Dates: Sept 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

HOW MUCH?

$100 for eight sessions pre-paid. Training equipment is included.

Fundamentals of Meyer’s Longsword, Part II

Sword meets sword in Part Two of this introductory HEMA longsword class. The Applied Concepts class builds upon the footwork and cutting material covered in Part One. Using contact drills, students will explore the fundamental concepts of distance and timing while learning how to parry and counter cut.

Required Gear. Fencing mask, gloves

Required Skills. The Applied Concepts course assumes basic understanding of Meyer’s terminology and a degree of confidence in performing simple cuts and footwork. Students must pass an evaluation of basic skills and knowledge in order to gain admission to the class. Prospective students may schedule a skills evaluation with Study Group Leader Eric Mains or Region III Chief Chris VanSlambrouck. The evaluation takes approximately 10-20 minutes, and a training sword is provided.

Skills Evaluation Topics
1. Meyer’s Four Cuts

2. Meyer’s Four Guards + Langort

3. Meyer’s Four Cutting Exercises

4. A Short Bio of Meyer

WHERE
Goodman Center, Gym B
149 Waubesa Street
Madison, WI 53704

WHEN

Sundays 3:30-4:30pm, 13 March through 1 May, 8 sessions

HOW MUCH?

$100 **$20 discount if you have a fencing mask, gloves, and a steel training sword**





Fundamentals of Meyer’s Longsword

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Class

Learn the essential cutting, postures, and footwork of 16th century fencing master Joachim Meyer. Fundamentals of Meyer’s Longsword introduces the basic fencing skills of one of the last inheritor’s of the Liechtenauer tradition of swordsmanship in an eight-part series of hour-long class sessions.

Each class begins with a warm-up routine, followed by guided exercises and drills using historically accurate replica training swords. Be ready to sweat and have fun learning historical fencing.

WHERE

Goodman Community Center

149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704

Gym B

WHEN

Sunday 3:30-4:30pm

Dates: Sept 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

HOW MUCH?

$100 for eight sessions pre-paid. Training equipment is included.