One of the key components of swordsmanship or in fact any martial art is conditioning and training.
While we train using historical reference materials, conditioning has always been hard to deliver using training techniques that can be considered as authentic or historically accurate.
It has taken a while but I have found a system that was designed for use by warriors and is historically developed for those using swords, shields, spears, maces, clubs and other weapons, which we train in. The Persian Yoga system (Don’t be fooled by the name – this is not Lycra and stretching) is registered by UNESCO as one of the worlds first training systems and was used by the Sassanid empire (Persian Empire).
We will be running an 3 hour introductory workshop to using these tools and also showing you how to build this into a training regime you can do at home. This will help your swords skills and other martial arts practice no end.
I have managed to get Neil Meekings, the UK’s first qualified Persian Yoga instructor who will run an introductory workshop for those who wish to:
- develop better conditioning;
- increase flexibility;
- have more stamina;
- improve coordination and dexterity;
- build muscle tone, balance and rhythm;
- and much much more.
Who is this suitable for?
While this is aimed at the historical martial artists, we welcome anyone who wishes to learn and use these traditional conditioning tools. You will need to be 18 years or over. This is group training but you work to your own pace and capabilities.
What do I need to bring?
I would suggest gym clothes or tracksuit bottom and t-shirt. Bring a towel, water bottle and a notepad, as you might want to take notes during or after sections.
The cost will be £30 per head – paid in advance – and we are limiting to 20 spaces. This is the first time Neil has run a workshop anywhere in Kent, so I suggest you get booked on as soon as possible as places will go quickly.
Because of the nature of a workshop we have managed to get Neil for the equivalent of £10 per hour each. When you consider personal training with Neil in Essex is £50 an hour, this is a great way to get the knowledge you need to begin down the path to Persian Yoga fitness.
The workshop will run on Sunday 29th April 2018 from 10am to 2pm
The venue will St George’s School, Broadstairs
St George’s Church of England Foundation School
Initially, email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire, you will then be sent a link to pay for your booking. Simply clicking “Going” on our Facebook event page does not secure your place.