Fechtschule 2020

Tremonia Fechten cordially invites to their Fechtschule!

Our Fechtschule event takes place 4th through 6th September 2020 at Husen Castle. We are filling the weekend to the rim with seminars, tournaments and activities concerning HEMA for practitioners as well as the curious. Register now! The Tremonia Fechtschule 2020 ist booked out, but you can have your name put on a waiting list in case someone cancels their reservation.

Where?

Husen CastleHusen Castle, Syburger Dorfstraße 135, 44265 Dortmund. φ = 51° 25′ 9″ N, λ = 7° 30′ 22″ E. Camping is possible on the castle’s premises. The workshops and tournaments are held in a gym in case of bad weather.

When?

Friday, 4th September 2020 5 p.m. through Sunday, 6th September 2020.

How much?

The early-bird price including food is 80 € per person for camping in one’s own tent. If you are quick, you may secure one of the beds in the tower house for 100 € instead. Your reservation is fixed as soon as your payment arrives on our treasurer’s bank account. Payment details will be sent to you after your registration has been checked. Early-bird discount is available until 30th June 2020. Register now! The Tremonia Fechtschule 2020 ist booked out, but you can have your name put on a waiting list in case someone cancels their reservation.

What?

Minors from the age of 16 can only participate under supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Participation in the tournaments or the test cutting is only permitted over the age of 18. The following gear is required for the steel tournament:

  • FIE mask with occipital protection,
  • throat guard,
  • HEMA jacket,
  • groin protection,
  • knee and shin guard,
  • forearm and elbow protection,
  • HEMA gloves,
  • a steel longsword according to the DDHF recommendations.

Knee, shin, forearm, and elbow protection can be omitted for the synthetics waster tournament. You can borrow synthetic wasters on-site. With your consent, your steel longsword tournament results will be forwarded to the DDHF and to HEMA Ratings (with effect on your ratings). Also, your results in the synthetic waster tournament will be forwarded to HEMA Ratings (no effect on your ratings). Tournaments are held according to our club’s rules.

Friday
17:00 registration, camp setup
18:15 address of welcome, then:
talk about didactic priciples by Maarten van der Auwera (Sumus Soldani), then:
campfire and dinner

 

Saturday
09:00 breakfast
10:00 morning announcements
10:30 wrestling A1 Tobias Zimmermann (Fechtboden Zimmermann): ‘The Art of Kreusslerian Thrust-fencing in Firm and Fleeting’, part 1 Amelie Eilken (Hammaborg): ‘And the Fencing Hall Is Yours!’, part 1
12:30 lunch
14:00 wrestling B single-handed B two-handed B
16:00 Fechtschule (tournament) with any synthetic weapon free training, test cutting
18:00 talk,
then: barbecue

 

Sunday
09:00 breakfast
10:00 morning announcements
10:30 wrestling A2 Tobias Zimmermann (Fechtboden Zimmermann): ‘The Art of Kreusslerian Thrust-fencing in Firm and Fleeting’, part 1 Amelie Eilken (Hammaborg): ‘And the Fencing Hall Is Yours!’, part 2
12:30 lunch break
13:30 Fechtschule (tournament) with steel longsword free training

 

Who?

The Fechtschule is held by Tremonia Fechten.

Instructors

Maarten van der Auwera (Sumus Soldani): Didactic principles to improve learning and teaching HEMA

Maarten van der AuweraI am Maarten, one of the instructors at Sumus Soldani. I have been doing HEMA for about five years and have won a couple of tournaments by now. I mainly do longsword, but I also like sword and buckler. Next to historical fencing, I did teaching studies at college and when I teach, I try to apply what I learned there to HEMA.

My lecture will handle the didactic principles, which are seven principles that your teachings should conform to as much as possible. It is not specific to any weapon, so it should be useful for most people. I will talk about how you can use these principles both as an instructor and as a student. If you are interested in improving as a teacher or student, don’t hesitate to come to the lecture.

Amelie Eilken (Hammaborg): And the Fencing Hall Is Yours! (Meyer Longsword)

Amelie EilkenHitting reliably in fencing only works with your opponent cooperating – even the most beautiful hew can degenerate into a double hit if countered inopportunely. As communicating one’s aims directly is not a promising option during a fight, your opponent’s unintended cooperation is best achieved via your own fencing and by exploiting two major motivators: Wanting to not get hit and wanting to hit. In this seminar, we want to take a closer look at this concept – of course at the example of many handworks and devices from Meyer’s art of fencing. The first part of the seminar will deal primarily with hits, the second part with provocations.

Tobias Zimmermann (Fechtboden Zimmermann): The Art of Kreusslerian Thrust-fencing in Firm and Fleeting

Tobias ZimmermannFrom the time that Wilhelm Kreussler began teaching in Jena in around 1620, the Kreussler family had a lasting influence on fencing in the German-speaking states. Beginning in times of the rapier, their style lasted until the early 20th century, and provided a theoretical foundation for sabre and in part even bayonet on top of its direct use.

In this class, we are going to take a look at two of the fundamental terms of the art: ‘fleeting’ and ‘firm’; the former meaning working without blade contact and the latter working with blade contact.

Prior knowledge: Not required

Gear: Smallsword simulator/Italian foil/French foil (we’ll also have some weapons you can borrow), mask, gloves

Tobias is the head of Fechtboden Zimmermann in Munich. He has been training different kinds of fencing for about 16 years now. His main focus these days is 18th and 19th century fencing. He is prévôt d’armes of the Akademie der Fechtkunst Deutschlands (‘German Academy of the Art of Fencing’) and has a teacher’s license for La Superba (Italian Duelling Art) and Bastone Genovese (traditional stick- and knife-fighting from Genoa). He is also Europe Development Coordinator of the Haitian Machete Fencing Project devoted to spreading the traditional Haitian martial art ‘Tire Machèt’. Also, he likes cats. :-)

Huh?

Every unanswered question regarding the Fechtschule is also best directed at the mistress of ceremony at fechtschule@tremonia-fechten.de.