14/4/2021 Pellwork during Curfew

Boredom is the worst enemy during our so called “lockdown” in Austria. Covid-19 forces us to avoid social contacts and our beloved Wednesday heavy fighters practise. So we stay at home and practise. We share our isolation with our frieds all over the world by joining the #100DayPellChallenge. 100 days, (at least) 100 hits given to your pell.
Fun fact: when we started the Austrian chancellor announced, that within 100 days everybody in Austria can be vaccinated. We get back on this on 9th of July. Stay tuned!

31/3/2021 Keep a Heavy Distance!

Because of rigid Covid-19 measures in Austria you have to keep a distance of 2 metres to other persons. Under usual conditions we would have demonstrated this “benchmark” at our weekly heavy fighters practise. But as a matter of fact, all sport sites are still closed in Austria. So we will show you the meaning of a save Corona distance.

Many heavy fighting concepts deal with distance. They differ between close-combat zones, where you can smell your opponents breath (definitely contagenious), a normal single-hand-combat distance (you can hit your opponent with your weapon and with aerosoles) and a wider distance, where you need at least a half-step to reach your opponent. Personal experiences and estimations may fool you: 2 metres are far more than you may think. So stay in far distance and stay safe!

Heavy Shakespeare Quotes

Whilst the new Covid-19 Lockdown preventy heavy Fighting, we take a look in our heavy fighters archive. We detected a lot of reenacted quotes, taken from Shakespeare´s greatest plays. So enjoy our “Heavy Shakespeare Reenactment Gallery” (to be continued).

SCA Heavy Fighters with Candlelight
“We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it.” (Henry V.)
heavy fighters swordsplaying in the moonlight
“Let us be Diana´s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon.” (Henry IV.)
“The things that threaten’d me ne’er look’d but on my back.” (Jules Caesar)
“Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” (Othello)
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” (The Merchant of Venice)
“If I be waspish, beware My sting.” (The Taming of th Shrew)
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.” (Coriolanus)
“If two men are riding on one horse, one must naturally ride behind.” (Much ado about nothing)
“Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.” (Macbeth)

Heavy Fighters practise 28/10/2020

There is still some light at our training site, so we might not stay in the dark at our weekly heavy fighters practise this Wednesday. So joins us in the fresh at the Vienna Prater and do some swordplaying exercise, as long as it is still possible.

PS: In the meantime: please wear a mask.

Heavy Fighters Practise 16/9/2020

The use of large shields, accurate footwork and use of range concepts will be part of our next heavy fighters practise (Wednesday, as usuaal). Altough some restrections according to Covid-19 arouse, our outdoor Training will not be affected (in the moment). Please note, that we have to use masks when inside the HTC building, including the wardrobe. Stay safe and see you all under Vienna´s the blue sky!