Heavy fighters practise means continuous training in different variants. Evasive actions start with footwork, but, as shown above, in certain situations hip and back are required. If you want to achieve similar results, join our weekly heavy fighters practise at the Prater Hockey stasium.
The summer has begun in Vienna! This means increasing challenges for health and safety during heavy fighters practise. After half a year of fighting in the darkness, we have to adjust step by step. Wearing sunglasses in the breaks is ohen of these acclimatisation strategies. Wearing lighter armour would be another one, but thats no true option for heavy fighters. Come and join us at the hockey site in Vienna Prater area as every Wednesday!
The summer is close in Vienna, what reminds us at https://parasolwar.wordpress.com/ At this event we will show our heavy fighter skills- so we have to train them until then! So join us at the lovely hocke site at Prater for heavy fighting und practise. Weather will be on our side (as usually)
Days are getting warmer, so the temperatures within armour rise as well. Keep cool, carry on and don´t forget to drink enough water. This gorgeous device was given as a token at Düdelsheim Boot Camp and one of the most handy devices ever. Thanks a lot, dear cousins from Meadowmarsh!
Spring time has begun. Easter season brings warmer temperatures and requires therefore lighter armor. Unchain(mail) your body and enjoy for some hours the fresh air of our training site. Join our weekly heavy fighters practise and enjoy the SCA companionship!
While days are getting longer and things are getting worse in the world, we try to concentrate for some hours on something different. Mayby not many people would call it “relaxing”, but we do. So we will get out heavy fighting gear and move to HTC place as usually on Wednesdays. Find us there and join us.
It´s hard to describe the joy of attending a fighter´s event after two years of Covid plague. The Bootcamp in our friendly neighbourhood Düdelsheim in the Shire of Meadowmarsh is a traditional event for heavy fighting&fencing. Thanks to our hosts it could be held even under strict safety measures. The fighting activities took place at the local playground under best spring weather conditions. The presence of not less than the King himself, joined by four knights guaranteed personal advice for every heavy fighter.
The greatest fun at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp of course was the opportunity for small melees, where our Shire could once again proof the superior shield wall tactics from Ad Flumen Caerulum. Again we appreciated the rare opportunity to meet such an amount of courageous heavy fighters.
Thanks to our lovely hosts, including a tremendous kitchen crew and our personal event steward driver to the train station. We hope to pay it back at Parasol War in September. So register here now!
Even more impressions of Meadowmarsh Boot Camp can be found on our Flickr Account!
Watch heavy fighting and melee videos here.
Pellwork is the most popular drill at heavy fighting. The opponent does not move nor hit back. It´s ideal to train new movements or improve striking techniques. There is a bunch of ideas to make this less boring, for example an obstacle. This tree simulates a nasty parry device. We had to wait for three years, but not this tree has grown large enougt to serve as a pell supplement. Come and try it this Wednesday at heavy fighter´s practise!
Fighting on the knees is a very special situation and requires special skills. It is one of our goals to improve our variety of heavy fighters techniques before Meadowmarsh Boot Camp. Fighting in different situations and styles is part of our preperation program. So join our heavy fighters of Ad Flumen Caerulum at the lovely site of HTC at the Vienna Prater!
Each Wednesday has it´s own charming moments. We like it especially beacause it is our heavy fighters practise day. Even under (mild) winter conditions we swing and thrust our swords. Feel free to join or visit us at the HTC site in the Vienna Prater (as every week).