I thought it might interest some to see how a typical lesson plan for our Meÿer staff class in GHFS looks like.

This is of course too much for a single 2 hour class and most of it will be practiced repeatedly through various exercises and the more technical parts will be broken down over the next few months. But this class aims to freshen up on the whole concept of Meÿer’s teachings.

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Warm-up

1. Footwork exercises

2. Strengthening circuit. 50sec/station.

 a. Kreutzhauw with weighted staff – Foot, shoulder & hip twist.

 b. Sideways squats with club.

 c. Diagonal Heel lift / jumping rope

 d. Jumping squats or splits – high up.

 e. Sexy pole dancing

 f. The clock

 g. Squat jacks

 

3. Parries: Longsword, Dussack or JdP. Free choice.

 

Discussion

Why practice the Kreutzhauw?

 

Exercises

1. Precision thrusts with steps.

2. Distances and entering the bind from different guards”

ii. Forward-most part of the staff and longest range.

1. Schlagen / Umbschlagen

2. Bleiben

a. Schnappen / Zucken

b. Rucken

c. Dürchwechseln

 

iii. Mid-forward part of the staff and somewhat closer range OR in between the hands and close range.

1. Absetzen

2. Winden

3. Überschiessen stoss

4. Trücken

 

iv. Close range

1. Überschiessen + Streich/ Ringen

2. Stangen nehmen

3. Ringen am Stangen

 

Sparring