The Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’, presents:
Paramerion and Spathion workshop of Byzantine swordsmanship. The workshop is under the sponsorship of Pammachon – sport branch of the Hellenic Federation of Pankration Athlima.
At Sunday 8/3/2015 and time 11:30-14:30 at the str. 23 I. Metaxa, Paiania, east Attica is going to be Paramerion and Spathion workshop of Byzantine swordsmanship in our club of the ‘Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’ of East Attica’
Instructor : Mr.George E. Georgas
George E. Georgas is the founder of the Hellenic Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’. He is certificated fencing instructor of the Hellenic Fencing Federation and also national referee of the Hellenic Fencing Federation at the epee. He is instructor of Meyer Freifechter Guild with the rank of Fecther and he is the Guild Unterhauptman for Greece. He is in the Administration Council of the ‘Pammachon’. He is also instructor of weapon fighting of the Association of Historical studies ‘KORYVANTES’.
The participators of the workshop are going to study following the Hank Reinhardt‘s central canon that the shape of a tool most often defines its use – the trick lies in having the skills to decipher that intent. Moreover, we believe that traditions remain in some shape and form within a region so we based our kinesiology on Greek dance, which many experts believe, has survived unaltered for millennia. We support Tim Dawson‘s position that the movements and strategy outlined in I/33 were present during Byzantine times back to the 11th century. We believe paintings and statues and the photographs of bygone times and that both the human body and the principles of combat have not changed.
Byzantine swordsmanship of 14th-15th century
Α) The guards of paramerion with small shield.
Β) Basic attacks of the upper lines and the deflections and parries of them.
C) The guards of paramerion with free hand or with the sword sheath.
D) Basic attacks of the upper lines and the deflections and parries of them
Ε) The guards of spathion with small shield.
F) Basic attacks of the upper lines and the deflections and parries of them
G) The guards of spathion with free hand or with the sword sheath.
H) Basic attacks of the upper lines and the deflections and parries of them.
Α) How the paramirion survived in 400 years of ottoman occupation in Greece with the form of sword staff until the rebellion of 1821.
Β) Similarities of paramerion with the German wooden sword dussack and the teachings of Meyer. How techniques of paramerion adopted from the German school of fencing.
C) Similarities of spathion with the rapier.
Seminar price: 25e
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