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!
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!
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).
As part of Austrian lockdown measures all sports involving physical contact are forbidden until the end of November. We will see, if there will be any heavy fighters practise in 2020. Stay safe, stay at home. Good luck everyone.
This Wednesday it is time to say goodbye to a very fine installation at HTC site. Our armoury had to be removed. Temporarily it is now to be found downstairs next to the stairs. We are looking for a new space for our bulk heavy fighting equipment.
Sports Monkeys decide to move some more lockers into that place. We dedicate this moment to the memory of Mischa Bürkner, who installed curtain and cardboard for us. May it serve it´s new owners well.
will continue with tactical lessons and gymnastics als well as pell work. Still
no close combat.
To get in shape for Dudelsheim Boot Camp XIII we will repeat the well-known Austrian shieldwall. This weeks Wednesday heavy fighter practise will help you to survive a melee (because that is, what a superior shieldwall does- heroes use polearms). Join us at HTC site as every week!
When winter days are getting longer we will do an extraordinary Sunday special Heavy Fighters practise. Maria Candlemass gives us the opportunity for an relaxed day: practise, lunch and cultural program for special guests in Vienna .
Start: 11 a.m., HTC site (Vienna, Prater)
Registration and further questions: email@example.com (Flose Thordson)
Let´s celebrate this year´s last heavy fighters practise in our lovely Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum. We will light the Advent wreath, sing “Silent Night” with our helmets on and hit each other hard. If time Permits, we will have a Gluhwein at the Christkindl Market next to the Riesenrad at Vienna Prater. So visit us, with our without gear this Wednesday.