Getting the Point : The Building Blocks of Spear || Michael Panian

Michael Panian || Swordfighters Martial Arts and Self Defence || Vernon, BC, Canada

Weapons: Spears with rubber tips, quarterstaves

We will use a principles based approach to teach spear as we introduce several spear forms that you can use to hone your understanding.  The first spear form is loosely based on Meyer. The second form is adapted from an Asian form called Bassai. The spear is an excellent tool for studying timing and distance as well as leverage and biomechanics.  After studying the forms and the principles underneath them we will carry what we are learning into practice through sparring.