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IN MOTU ACADEMY – Learning HEMA online PREVIEW


dear friends of fencing my name
is Paul Becker I am Head of IN MOTU DEUTSCHE martial arts of my school
for Historical Fencing Arts here in Nordhausen in the Harz Mountains. For a long time I have been working
I am now working on an online learning platform which allow fencing enthusiasts to
shall with a professional curriculum
structured at their fencing to work. For this I have the IN MOTU
Academy. Here you will find in different video channels the
have the opportunity to follow didactic and principles and with target-oriented methods
to learn fencing, to practice it or to simply to work on you in a structured way
so you can for example in HEMA Basics the to learn the basics of the art of fencing or to
with the short weirs like knives, Dussack Practice one-handed sword or rapier
as well as the long sword after different master german speaking law
learn and train. The topic of historical self-defence should also be addressed step by step in the Academy will be trained. In
the IN MOTU Academy is flowing my many years of professional expertise as
Officer, instructor and teacher. I’ve spent 13 years on the force.
in the training, further education and further training of more than 3,000 soldiers.
the training is planned conducted, executed and controlled.
I was an ethics teacher, sports instructor and Melee and shooting instructor
or even teachers in combat training. Besides, I’ve been in the
Public relations work with more than 4000 Adolescents and adults as
lecturer and seminar leader, as a communications trainer, and as a leadership coach. All these skills and I would like to share my 20 years of experience with you.
Experience as a fencer, fencing teacher and since a few years also as headmaster
into the IN MOTU Academy. I’ll do my best to keep you on your toes.
to support your learning path. To help you the waiting period until spring 2020
to sweeten something, you can now here one of the first instructional videos for the
View the topic Hauen. Have fun and hopefully see you soon. Hello and welcome to a
another episode of IN MOTU HEMA Basics. Now that you’ve been in several videos
I’ll take the theoretical I think you’ve learned the basics. But also
already the body mechanics, some for the Sword physics, legwork, that’s what we want.
now into the next module, the next Theme: learning the hay. You already look like a record here.
Joachim Meyers fencing book to the printed Work. And there you can see in the background
Meyer stand up like he did with his finger. and a pupil in front of him.
of hitting. And exactly the same would like I want to introduce you here in this tutorial and
to bring the following closer. Joachim Meyer has various rules about how to do this.
a fencer should learn the ground hides. And first of all it is important to see the Haudiagram what you can see in the picture on the left side. to understand and to understand
to get to know each other. Here we have now the Haudiagram, like
it also on the plate on the old was to be seen.
I have it here even bigger We’ve got a lot of information.
so a total of 8 Haulinien A to H. If we mainly fence today in modern times
working with numbers, back in those days. apparently in German-speaking countries
lettered Very important here is also one of the
older statements from the Nuremberg house book from the fourteenth century. “The
Place is the centre” and that’s what we find here, too. So we have here the Haulinien and you see in the middle a Crossing point. You can also do that
like a crosshair on a rifle, or a pistol.
This means that this is the point that we to meet with the other guy.
Basically we have in the cross also depicted the four naked bodies. We
have once the vertical line A to E and the horizontal line C to G.
In this way we share the human body or even the individual goals of the
we’re targeting a vertical and horizontal line and thus into four
Naked. Loosen the upper left and right we call the Ochs and
the lower pelt left and right we call the plough. So we have the
left and right ochs for above and the left plough and the right plough
for below as nudity. Further subdivide we’ll have the hides in half and in whole
Häue. We can see that on the diagram so
to introduce. If we take lines A to E so take the parietal loaf or also
Oberhau, then we can call that completely from line A, i.e. the
the corresponding hat from which we will swing out, up to E once completely through up to the
End position, so that would be here to the example A in the hat from day above the head
and E the Hut Alber you could get directly from Hut to Hutt, cut a line. The
would be a whole bunch of hay. There is also but also half the hay wherever we go.
so they’re only going to hit the Langort halfway. up to shoulder level. This means that if we
our gun at shoulder level at the long place.
Therefore, the place is also the center. Half the hides are mainly there
Moult an enemy on an enemy in attack. to transfer, so to defend,
to catch or easily eject from the attack to bring the railway to such an own
Counter so start a response attack to be able to.
The whole Häue again are on the one hand to fence to attack, so
with direct attacks the enemy To reach nudity or to get a
to completely blow away the enemy’s attack. This technique is also available with
the opponent’s blade to a whole hammer to completely cut away and then to the
to attack opening naked nakedness. Now something about the learning structure of the
Häue. That means didactically we will be seen the hues in the following order
learn. First the Half Häue and then the all the skins. Here it is important that the
we always have a fixed learning path. We always learn the Häue in the first place.
So we stood without footwork. We’re going in for the upper body work.
and then bring them back. the complete movement of the body for the
Example balancing, so that leaning the centre of gravity forward and
and then the last one at the back. Footwork.
We will do this for each individual hoe. and then practice and then
also with different combinations of hammers. And I’ll do the same for you in the
video which means I will be first the hides in the stand show how to
skin them as half skins, as you would skin them as whole skins. skin. And after that we’ll go to the
Move it. So first of all balance if we bring the hammer forward.
Lean upper body towards opponent and if we back out again to the back.
And then we’re gonna bring the so-called setting step with pure
and run hay by hay When you get there the corresponding
we’re going to go to the one step further again and
then try the hides in the Zufechten first of all on a target for example a punching bag or a
a cross of the skin, depending on what you have at your disposal,
and after that, if you’d like to go out with him. a partner is available gladly with
a partner to sufechten with the to train on the skins.
Let’s dedicate ourselves again very briefly to the Structure of the hides. Let’s have a look at the
I’ll look at the haudiagram after Meyer again. Then we don’t just split into half and half.
whole hides, but we also share always in hides which are hewn from above
the so-called upper hides and upper hides are the are carved from underneath so-called
Underhäue. Anything from the midline upwards
so C to G and above is H, A and B are co-named as Oberhäue. One can
of course the Mittelhau here again extra so that we have cuticles, midskins and underskins. But from the backhoe variant the median skins correspond to the upper skins, therefore we calculate they’re with us in the cuticles. These
Häue will also be the principal Häue is called. So the ground hides, the
elementary Häue, from which all from other later hidden or “master skins”. Now I’d like to give you the names
of these hides, of course. We have earlier already the line A to E the
so-called Scheitelhau or Oberau mentioned. In the older sources is
The top of the head is already a hidden hoe. With Joachim Meyer he is one of the basic
or principalhäuen. So let’s get started with the vertical line A after E of the
Parietal cut. Next, clockwise. correspondingly the Haue B comes after F the right Zornhau. Then followed right Mittelhau from C to G. Then the right one follows.
Unterhau from D to H. Then follows the vertical lower house of
E to H and then it goes to the left Continue page exactly the same way with F the
left undercut. G the left middle hide and H the left Zornhau.
Important is here again the linguistic technical distinction between the 14/15 and the 16th century. Not every master had for Häue the
same name But it’s the principal’s hides
actually, always differ from the names similar. The only difference at Meyer
the H and B here is explicitly the Zornhau while they can be counted in
earlier sources than Oberhäue simple can only be designated. So much now for
Theory. These were the cognitive basics that
the knowledge base that he needs to then to understand the hides as well.
That means, I would like to be with you now gladly I’ll show you some of the things I’ve done for you.
Show videos with the corresponding and now we’re going to be in the
Start stand. Good! In this practical part, In this video we will first of all
with the Scheitelhau and the Zornhau as the first two skins in the half
variant in the stand. Now a presentation follows
of the pulling movement, which we like to see in this to reach the end of the exercise. So you see the parting hits here as half hits.
Starting position is the Langort and End position also the Langort. This
Position is always divided into three partial movements to learn.
The partial movement 1 is the lowering of the place. Partial movement 2 is the
with the gun around the head in the hat. of the day. And the partial movement 3 is then
the stretching of the arm into the Langort, thus that the weapon will be able to penetrate
The banging movement begins rotating. As a target for all the exercises in this chapter serve us
the head. The dismantling into these three partial movements
is just at the beginning of learning to move very important here in the Hau, in order to
Special features of each partial movement to to understand and to learn, because slowly is
liquid and liquid is fast. Je slower we can do something all the more
we can do it faster in the end. Because the body has stored every small partial movement. Part 1 is therefore the lowering of the site without the
to raise or lower your hand sharply. Part 2, tighten the hilt around the head,
where the weapon is very loosely held will be. And part 3 will be the real hoe, the
Advance the weapon through stretching of the arm and rotating the gun.
Here again liquid. Important the rhythm as well. This means
Weapon is put on slower and then in the first place. This will now be your first practical
exercise by using the to practice a parting punch in three times,
a 3 partial movements. Think about it in my head always these three times. One
to lower the place. Two to put on the hilt around the head and three to put on the head.
the hammering or stretching into the Langort. You can also use the commands like
I usually do it in training, myself. loud announcements or simply in
I can go through your thoughts. This is then a form of Mental Training, which will make you very
helps strongly to make this movement to internalize.
So this is your first standard exercise. So does it make about 20 times 20?
and then you can directly to the next hoe. After that, you could do the same exercise.
of course with the Zornhau. Lower the place here, too, to keep your head
to swing. This time further into the hat from the day to the right or the Zornhut at
some. And then do the punch. Leads also this one again 20 times out gladly
and more like you like it. Until you some feeling for the division
of the hides in these three partial movements have and also a feeling for how the
Weapon moves and how your body behaves. Now that you’ve got a feel for it.
I got these three partial movements here on the example of Scheitelhau and Zornhau, we now try the whole thing in two times so two partial movements at the same time.
disassemble. You see this very beautifully here at the Example of the house of wrath: dress, strike.
Dress-up, hit. So we change now from three times to two times. The
biggest problem what can occur here is that you forget to take the place
first. And that is extremely important, because the
of the place makes sure that you are in the Swinging in front of opponents
attacks to cover So really pay attention, and if you’re gonna be
realizes that it’s not so works like me three times, then
repeat the other exercise. You should be doing this exercise(s) now anyway.
repeat constantly so maybe daily simply times five minutes long
and then of course also with the corresponding to other hides and skins on the
right side, not only A and B but also C the middle hide and D the under hide, and for that I have now given you here you can find the corresponding
videos, so you can get yourselves the middle building and the substructure
you can look at. So now you have the first basics to the
Principal skins from me on the way catch
So you can take the lines A,B,C and D so the first four most important of their
strong side than half a skin. In the next video
we then dedicate ourselves to first of all from a standing position into balancing and
the footwork to bring the skins. And and then we’ll look all over the place.
Häue on as well as of course also the Häue from the left side.
So we still have a whole program to do. in front of us. Use the time. Train diligently.
Works in a structured way. Take your payments. So say, for example, you make a small program with ten times Scheitelhau, 10 times Zornhau and so on. Do this first in the three
Times with the three partial movements, then in those two times. Look that you are
trained regularly and if there is only are 5 minutes a day. Then you will
you will have success very quickly and we will be see you at the next video.
I thank you and look forward to it from to hear you.
See you soon . Your Paul

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