Es gibt heuer wieder ein Rapier Vienna. Es findet von Freitag dem 14.7. bis Sonntag den 16.7. statt und lässt sich damit wunderbar zum Sommerurlaub ergänzen, oder als Kurztripp ins schöne Wien einplanen.

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Ist wieder im Kolpinghaus möglich, aber bitte selbst zu organisieren.


Das Teilnehmerlimit wurde erreicht. Es gibt aber eine Warteliste, falls jemand ausfällt.

Wo findet Rapier Vienna 2023 statt?

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Disarms in Destreza (Chris Lee-Becker)

(beginners to advanced fencers)

The Movimento de Conclusion (disarm) is considered as the best outcome for a Diestro in a fight, because he is able to spare the life of his opponent. In this workshop we have a look at different technical examples and approaches mainly (but not only) focused on Francisco Lorenz de Rada's book Nobleza de la Espada from 1705. We will also have comparisons to contemporary french treatises, like Liancour (Smallsword).

This workshop will include exercises, which will try to bridge the gap between static technical exercises and free fencing.

The 'arcane' fencing knowledge of Fabris: Working with the foot suspended in the air when attacking (Cornelius Berthold)

(beginners to advanced fencers)

A good fighting system must be able to deal with all kinds of human opponents. A lurking opponent who might strike or defend at any time is therefore a good tool for calibration - if the system works against them, everything else will be easier. One of the concepts Fabris uses against such opponents is to break the usual lunge in rapier into smaller parts, one of which ends with the foot floating in the air. In this workshop, we will learn about this somewhat counter-intuitive motion and its function regarding timing. With this knowledge, we will look at various situations that can occur during an attack and how the floating foot might help there. As we will analyse the minutiae of individual body motions, this class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience in rapier fighting. Required protective equipment is a fencing mask with a 1600 Newton bib, a sufficiently rigid throat guard and ideally some sort of chest protection.

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Chris Lee-Becker

Chris is director and instructor of the Academia da Espada Deutschland, which is the German chapter of Academia da Espada under Maestro Ton Puey. Since the end of 2019, he has specialized in fencing according to La Verdadera Destreza. He also trains fencing according to Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli at the fencing school Krifon in Edingen-Neckarhausen near Heidelberg under Fechtmeister Christian Bott. Chris completed the trainer course of the Bavarian Fencing Association in the field of historical fencing in 2021.

In sporting terms, he participated in several tournaments and won the title of German Champion 2021 in the discipline of rapier and was awarded "Best Technical Fencer" at the International Rapier Seminar in Copenhagen in 2022. Since 2022 he has been a member of the DDHF National Team in the discipline Rapier.

Cornelius Berthold

Cornelius Berthold started Olympic sabre fencing in 2004 and soon found into HEMA via medieval reenactment. He specialises in sword & buckler according to the manuscript formerly known as I.33, and Italian rapier according to the tradition of Salvator Fabris. He holds a C-level coach licence for Olympic fencing and teaches at Dimicator Schola in Hamburg.

Aljaž Košmerlj

Aljaž's HEMA journey started in the early 2000s. In the earlier years he studied the longsword with a focus on the Lichtenauer tradition and then later the teachings of master Joachim Meyer. Nowadays, his attention is captured almost entirely by the rapier, following mostly the Italian schools of maestros Giganti, Fabris and Alfieri, but eager to explore other traditions far and wide. He is one of the instructors leading the rapier section of the Academia Artis Dimicatoriae (Slovenia).

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