Stav Training, Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018

Video showing nine guards with the staff defending against the axe.

Stav martial training provides a framwork within which to learn the runic stances, to apply the lines of the web of Orlog and to express the five principles in a practical way.

The next three courses will cover:

  • November – Two handed weapons, focusing on the axe.
  • December – One handed weapons, cudgel and tein. Training with these weapons also teaches you to work with the Langsax, dagger and knife.
  • January – Self Defence and Close Quarter Combat
  • There will be a day training course each month, usually on the first Saturday of each month. These events will provide introductory and advanced training with the various weapons and training system's used in Ice and Fire Stav. In Stav we have a training system for each weapon and unarmed skills using a combination of runic stances, an awareness of the lines of the web and two person drills which explore the five principles of Stav.

    Please note that training with longer weapons will take place out of doors. In the event of rain or other inclement weather there will be training indoors which will focus on the tein, sax and CQC training.

    The maximum number of students on each of these courses is six. Training will take place at a private address in Beverley in East Yorkshire. Training will run from 10am until 1pm, a light lunch will be provided and then training will resume for the afternoon at 2pm until 5pm. Full details will be provided on receipt of your booking

    Axe
    Cudgel
    CQC Training

    Saturday 4th November – Stav Axe Training

    10am until 5pm. Instructor Graham Butcher.

    The Stav axe is a training version of a weapon which was used in 17th century Norway. The axe is the ideal weapon for attacking and thus defending against using the staff and other weapons. We also train axe against axe with nine two person drills which test focus, skill, control and judgement. In this seminar you will cover:

  • Characteristics of the axe
  • Holding, carrying and deploying the axe
  • Basic cuts and combinations
  • Two person training drills to develop control, distancing and judgement
  • Working with the five principles
  • Cost: £25. Please see below for booking details.

    Saturday 9th December – Introduction to Cudgel training

    10am until 5pm. Instructor Graham Butcher.

    The cudgel is a stick which will reach from your hand to the ground. In other words a walking stick. The cudgel is the item which you are most likely to have available for self–defence. The cudgel can also be used to train for using a one handed sword, sax or various other weapons. In this seminar you will cover:

  • Characteristics of the Cudgel or walking stick
  • Holding, carrying and deploying the cudgel
  • Nine essential strikes and thrusts with the cudgel
  • Two person training drills to develop control, distancing and judgement
  • Working with the five principles
  • Possibilities for using the cudgel for self–defence
  • Cost: £25. Please see below for booking details.

    2018

    Saturday 6th January – Self–defence and Close Quarter Combat Training

    10am until 5pm. Instructor Graham Butcher.

    If a situation develops to a stage where you have to sort it out by hitting someone then something has gone seriously wrong. On the other hand, undestanding physical confrontation and having some confidence that you can handle the situation should make it easier to manage conflict with minimum damage. Also, studying body mechanics, working with the five principles and learning the runic animal exercises are all fun ways of developing your knowledge of Stav.

    Graham has been studying Stav, martial arts in general and the science of defence for over 40 years now. This programme of training is the result of bringing together many different sources and experiences and distilling out the most valuable knowledge and training methods. In this seminar you will cover:

  • The four principles of self–protection which should mean that you can avoid actual physical confrontations
  • Five postures for managing distance
  • Using the Trel, Karl and Herse principles to breakaway from a grab
  • The five essential strikes and developing dropping power
  • Five principles knife defence
  • Introducing the runic animal exercises
  • Cost: £25 Please see below for booking details.

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