Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich 17/18th August 2002

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Discussing Unarmed techniques with a member of the BPAS, also a member of the Bristish Chi Society. It is good to get interaction occuring not only between WMA/HEMA and Eastern MA, but also with people involved in the re-enactment scene.
Picture supplied by: Jerome Muffat, HyperNavigate.
Still discussing Unarmed techniques - utilising and incorporating the lesson that can be learned from Fiore's section on Dagger. Remember the secret of Fiore lies in the integrated nature of the system.
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Here, a wrist and arm lock is applied on Barry, one of the Exiles members, although this is a lock from an Eastern system, similar locks can be found in Western and Historical European Martial Arts - prooving the body can only work in certain ways.
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This is the end of a counter applied to the lock shown in the previous picture. Due to the bad positioning of the legs when the lock was applied it was possible to come up raising the opponent's leg at the same time as applying the arm bar. I think this gentleman was quite shocked and went on to thank us for finally pointing out why his instructors in Eastern Arts had berated him on his leg positions. For Colin - this technique was worked with no application of strength, my legs were correctly bent thanks to the lock forcing me to the floor. :)
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"Gentleman" John counters a kick from John Dodd and executes a decent throw from this position.
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Peter on the recieving end of one of the Dagger Master plays during the course of the demonstration. Notice how Barry has control of the dagger arm and is shielded from the left arm by moving behind Peter's right. Good use of Space - something which is consistent throughout Fiore.
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Rob attempting a bind onto Craig's sword. Mark looks at the display in the background - while Christian, from Denmark, prepares to hit him with a staff - I though this was meant to be fair! :)
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Barry and Mark doing some sword and buckler sparring
More sword and buckler, although more cautious this time

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