Flow patterns with the Bâton à Deux Bouts (two-ended staff)
Flow patterns with a two-ended staff with Graeme Anderson
Learn basic patterns and signature moves from 16th century France during this 3-week course.
Mondays 15th, 22nd & 29th November
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: By Donation (Suggested donation: $30)
Historically, the two-headed spear known as Bâton à Deux Bouts, was a required arms of study for French fencing masters.
This session will cover a few of the simpler formal movement patterns that make this style of "dancing with a staff" a distinctive martial art.
Beginning with the basics of how to move your feet and body, Graeme will continue to teach hand and grip swaps, circular 'Moulinet' swings, and thrusts.
The sessions will progress over the 3 week duration.
You will not cover fighting applications. but will concentrate on the solo forms as an enjoyable activity in itself.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
- Knowledge of the basics of this form of exercise so you can continue at home
- Printed instructions for a few of the basic patterns
- New connections to people with a similar interest
WHAT TO BRING
- Loose, comfy clothing
- Water bottle
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
Please book via Humanitix so that we know you are coming.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Graeme is a prominent authority in Australia on reconstructing Baton A Deux Bouts. He has taught it at workshops around Australia, including the Australasian Western Martial Arts Conference and the Tasmanian Swordplay Symposium.
Graeme's swordplay interest began during formal lessons in Foil and Epee in 1975, becoming a member of various fencing clubs since. However, his primary interest continues to be the solo training exercises and forms of the Baton a Deux Bouts.