On Sunday 03/05/2015 at the outskirts of Kaisariani Monastery in Kaisariani Forest, conducted with great success workshop of Historical European Martial Arts (H.E.M.A) with subject: ‘Long sword workshop according the teachings of Joachim Meyer’.
The seminar was held under the auspices of the Hellenic Federation of Pankration ( Pammachon Sports branch), from Mr. George E. Georgas.
At the seminar attended the president of Pammachon Mr. Costas Dervenis.
George E. Georgas is certified instructor of the Hellenic Fencing Federation, national referee of the Hellenic Fencing Federation, he is responsible of the Pammachon oplomachia, member of the Meyer Freifechter Guild having the rank of Fechter, and he is the Unterhauptman of the Guild in Greece, he is oplomachias instructor at the Historical Studies Club ‘Korybantes’.
The scholars were taught:
A) Footwork / Movement.
B) The primary cuts.
C) The reverse cuts.
D) The two ways of displacements (Versetzen).
E) Introduction to handworks (Handtarbeit).
F) Similarities and differences with the Byzantine long sword of the 15th century.
The workshop was attended by athletes from other fighting sports federations (such us the Hellenic Fencing Federation, Boxing and others), also in the workshop participate Special Police Guards. Also at the workshop he attended champion Pankration Sport.