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PostPosted: Sun 10 Oct, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Dixie Kreig 2010 - A Joachim Meyer Inspired Event         Reply with quote

The Meyer Frei Fechter Guild is pleased to announce Dixie Krieg 2010 (An event sponsered in partnership with the HEMA Alliance),. This two-day event will take place October 16-17 in Tallahassee, Florida, at —

Jack L Morris American Karate Studios
4500 W Shannon Lakes Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The theme of this event is VICTORY THROUGH THE MASTERS’ TECHNIQUES. The instructional format is unique. It consists of a series of sparring clinics in which experienced teachers will guide participants through simple, yet effective techniques drawn straight from the manuals and show how reliance on these techniques makes for victory in freeplay. Half a session will cover the techniques while the other half will involve putting them into practice in controlled freeplay. These clinics will provide immediate feedback and assistance from experienced fencers to enable participants to improve their sparring on the spot.

The event will offer instruction in:

Longsword (both nylon and steel).
Sword and buckler.
Dagger (drawing from the simple yet effective techniques of Achille Marozzo).

In addition, there will be instruction in Joachim Meyers’ longsword devices, prescribed patterns of offense and defense that contain the secrets of his art; and an introduction to Achille Marozzo’s unarmed dagger defenses.

We will also host a prize play for eligible fighters seeking rank.

There will, of course, be plenty of opportunities for open sparring.

The proposed schedule is here .

Oct. 2010 proposed schedule

Potential classes:

Meyer Longsword Devices — Mike
Longsword Sparring Clinics — Jake Norwood
Marozzo’s Unarmed Dagger Technique — Jon Scott
Dagger Sparring Clinic — Jay
Meyer Polearms (Staff/Halberd) — Kevin
Sword and Buckler — Keith Myers

12.30-2.30 Meyer Longsword Devices — Mike
2.30-4.30 Comprehensive Sparring Clinic: Polearms — Kevin Conprehensive Sparring Clinic: Sword and Buckler — Keith Myers
4.30-6.30 Comprehensive Sparring Clinic: Longsword — Jake
6.30+ Open Sparring
8.30 Event Dinner

9-11 Prize Play
11-1 Sparring with steel clinic — Jake Marozzo’s unarmed dagger techniques — Jon Scott
1-2 lunch
2-4 Comprehensive sparring clinic: Marozzo’s dagger for dueling — Jay
4+ Open Sparring<

The schedule is subject to change based on the availability of instructors and attendance.

Featured instructors will be:

Jake Norwood , noted longsword authority, and a HEMA Alliance founder and President.
Mike Cartier, instructor of Ritterlich Kunst des Fechten according to Meyer
Jason Vail, dagger combat researcher and author.
Jon Scott, dagger combat researcher.
Kevin Maurer, polearms researcher.
Keith Myers, sword-and-buckler authority.

Although the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild focuses on the study and interpretation of the texts authored by Joachim Meyer, in the inclusive spirit of the Alliance, this is an open event which we hope will improve the skills of beginners and experienced HEMA students alike regardless of the lineage or manual they favor. Anyone interested in HEMA in the South (or anywhere for that matter) is encouraged to attend. Join us and share your experience in an atmosphere of brotherhood in arms.

Start time for the event itself is promptly at12.30 p.m. Saturday, October 16, so plan to arrive earlier to complete sign in. The event will conclude at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 17.

There is no cost to participate; however a donation of $20 is requested to defray the expenses of the event. Please make reservations since space is limited to 30 fighters. Make advance payments to [Paypal link on bottom of page].

For details, contact Jason Vail at or Mike Cartier at

Let's Get Ready to R U M B L E !!!!

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