Instructor
Julian Schuetze

Coming from Vancouver BC, Julian is a 5-time invitational cutting champion and a multi-time medalist in a variety of weapons. Julian has been a HEMA instructor since 2010 and has a degree in both coaching and kinesiology. Julian is passionate about seeing the application of body mechanics in HEMA & all martial arts. He is currently certified under the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program and looks to incorporate coaching methodologies into his instruction and classes.

At SoCal Swordfight 2023 Julian Schuetze will be presenting the following:

Utilizing Control in Messer

Course Description:
This HEMA class will focus on teaching control with the messer using the Teaching Games for Understanding instructional model.

This model uses game-based learning to help participants understand and apply the concept of control in messer fencing. Through a variety of engaging activities and drills, participants will learn the fundamental techniques for establishing control in messer fencing, including the Wecker to various finishing moves - such as a thrust, cut, or grapple. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fencer, this class will provide valuable insights and practical skills for improving your messer fencing. Join us for a fun and challenging learning experience!

Required Gear:
Mask, Gorget, Gloves, Messer Optional (but recommended): Jacket, elbow protection

Course Level:
Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Course Format:
Hands-On

How to Coach Skills via Games - TGFU

Course Description:
In this class, we will explore how coaches can use the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model to coach in HEMA. The TGfU Model is a hands-on approach to teaching physical education and sports. It focuses on providing students with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts underlying a particular sport or activity, rather than simply teaching them specific skills and techniques. In a TGfU class, coaches can provide students with a variety of game-like activities that allow them to explore and experiment with different movements and strategies. This approach allows students to develop their own understanding of the underlying principles of the activity, rather than simply following instructions. Julian is formally educated in the TGfU model via his degree in coaching and is looking forward to sharing it with the HEMA community.

Overall, this class will be a valuable opportunity for HEMA coaches to learn about the TGfU approach and how they can use it to provide their students with a more engaging and effective learning experience. Although this class is aimed at Coaches, all are welcome to participate to learn about this differentiated method of instruction.

Required Gear:
Mask, Gorget, Gloves, A sword of some kind Optional (but recommended): Jacket, elbow & knee protection

Course Level:
Open to All Levels

Course Format:
Hands-On

Your must register for the event to attend classes

SoCal Swordfight 2023