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.

Stav Training in Salisbury

Axe training

Next Event, Axe training with Graham Butcher

Saturday 26th of November 2016, 10am to 1pm

Venue, St. Georges Church Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Cost: £20 if paid on the day, £15 if pre–booked. Also concessions for Ice and Fire members

Stav training is more concerned with developing an awareness of fundamental principles than the use of particular technologies or specific techniques. In Stav we generally work with weapons of five lengths, Spear, Staff, Axe, cudgel and Tein. The axe is usually a two handed weapon which will reach from floor to navel height. The Stav axe is derived from a traditional Norwegian home defence weapon from around the 17th century. However, the skills developed through axe training will apply to any medium length two handed weapon such as a club or a two handed sword.

This workshop will cover the use of the axe for solo training, for training with a partner also using an axe and the axe as an attacking weapon for defensive exercises with the staff, cudgel etc. So, during this workshop we will explore:

  • Carrying and handling the axe
  • Basic cuts with the axe
  • Using the Hagl rune as a guide to axe training
  • Developing distance, accuracy and timing
  • Applying the AIM concept to axe training
  • Ten defensive exercises with the axe which explore the five principles of Stav
  • Using the axe as the attacking weapon for training with pole weapons
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