Ice and Fire Stav organises the Summer Stav Camp with Ivar Hafskjold. We also provide Stav training in Crewkerne. There are four classes each week and monthly seminars. See Somerset Stav Martial Arts. for more details.

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Stav Martial Arts Training Seminars in Salisbury

Our next Salisbury Course will be held on Saturday 6th of February between 10am and 1pm

This course will be devoted to the most fundamental principles of self–defence training.

The three most essential concepts in training for self–protection are:

  • Awareness of surroundings and distancing. I teach this through the principles of Peacock Kung Fu, if you want to know more please download a free PDF using the opt in box below.
  • Structure and stillness in your own body and mind. If you cannot be conciously centred in your own web how can you manage to deal with an aggressive or otherwise disturbed person?
  • Action, intention and movement, AIM. Martial arts and self–defence is actually very simple. You act, you formulate intentions and move. What else is there?
  • The training will begin with some gentle exercises appropriate to Stav for self–defence training. We will do the galdre version of the stances. Then some basic strikes with the cudgel.

    There will be a brief explanation of Peacock Kung Fu and how to train yourself in awareness and safe distancing

    We will train in controling distance from a potential attacker using a progression of five postures.

    There will be exploration of action, intention and movement using both the cudgel and hand to body contact.

    We will conclude with the second set of galdre stances.

    Find out more by opting into my email list and getting your pdf copy of Peacock Kung Fu or email Graham if you have any questions.

    Instructor – Graham Butcher. Organiser – John Lindley

    Venue – St Georges Church Hall, Harnham, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. See the Map.

    Cost – £20 or £12 for Ice and Fire members, if paying in cash on the day.

    Pre–book online £15 or £10 for Ice and Fire members. Please see Paypal form below.

    Please select appropriate price for this course

    These seminars are suitable for men and women of any age with or without other martial arts experience.

    Full joining instructions will be sent upon booking on the course. If you travel by public transport we will be able to collect you from the station and drop you back at the end of the day as required.

    Queries If you have any questions before booking then please do not hesitate to Email me or telephone me on 0771 358 5954 and I will do my best to answer any problems.

    As written above, beginners welcome and this will be an ongoing programme of training.

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    What They Say About Our Courses

    (11th to 13th May 2013) Thank you once again for a truly inspirational training weekend in Annapolis.

    Stewart, North Carolina, USA

    (19th May 2013)Back from the most fabulous afternoon of Stav .... Still bouncing :-) ... Thank you Graham! Can't wait til a week and a half's time when I can get back for more!

    Katie, Dorset

    (Ist December 2012) Thanks to Graham, Howard and John for a really good day of training in Oxford yesterday. We did some good work, axe training and a session on the flinch response and how to harness it in ourselves and work with it in our opponent. I have a few bruises today but they were well worth getting ! That was our last course of the year and I am sure that we are all left feeling gratitude to Graham for another year of teaching, wisdom and encouragement. We wish we could meet more frequently to train together or that we all lived in Crewkerne !

    Clare, Oxfordshire

    (1st December 2012) Graham, thanks again for today, it was a very good day, short of people, but loads of good training and good company. Graham managed to nearly rip my head off, but Howard was there to put it back on again. Frazzled and aching but reasonably happy.

    John, Wiltshire

    One thousand thanks to Graham Butcher for three great days of training here in Annapolis, MD, USA, and another thousand to Miki Tracey for organizing the event. I appreciate being able to spend a lot of time on axe drills and self-defense training. I took steps forward over the past three days and am richer for it. I appreciate being able to spend a lot of time on axe drills and self-defense training. (20th June 2012)

    Therissa, Maryland, USA

    Thank you very much for another great Stav class (Oxford 19th May 2012) with new things to learn and "old" things to improve. Along with everything else, your short and sweet desensitisation training changed something in my head, and going back to Aikido on Monday, I found myself amazingly reassured. I really appreciate your spectacularly unspectacular way of bringing out the best in everyone while having fun along the way.

    Anna, Germany

    One of the best training days so far. (14th April 2012)

    Cathy, Wiltshire

    Thanks for such a full and good days training in Denham (31st March 2012) today Graham. Good to work with so many new people and to hear your thoughts on other aspects of martial training you are working with. Really inspirational.

    Clare, Oxfordshire

    Thanks for a great day on Saturday (11th Feb 2012) - the aching arms and shoulders have just about gone :-) Really enjoyed it, looking forward to April!

    Darren, Wiltshire