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As soon as it clashes, pull the sword around your head and strike from your left with the outside flat at his ear, as shown by the large figure on the right in Image K, so that the sword rebounds back away. These figures painted here are the paths through the man to which and through which one Cuts, the first line has three parts, namely on the Head, on the Arm and thus that one strikes Outright.

The Wrath Guard is so named because this posture displays a wrathful attitude.

Meyer’s Longsword – Secondary Guards | Grauenwolf’s Study of Western Martial Arts

Das ende [ 1. The danger is the strikes from both sides; will you displace by slicing them off, then see that you joachin no opportunity, and also do not slice too wide from his body, so that he does not go through against you.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Counter you should mark that when one meets you with a crooked cut, to your on coming strike, to weaken you, then change through nimbly under his blade and work to his side from which he sent his Crooked cut. Note in the Zufechten, come into the right Change; from there, slash up through his face, so that your sword runs around your head above in a loop. After that, explain these terms so that everyone may understand what is meant by them.

Continuing with part 2 in the Onion series of articles we will now focus on the topic of controlling the fight, or lack thereof and regaining it.

Joachim Meyer

He made a living as both a cutler and a professional fencer untilin which year he published the book that was to make him famous. This is an especially good handwork, and therein the need and will to know will be raised if you want to rise and become a Master at low cost, thus conduct yourself in Travelling After: Item Uberzwerch or bring from under, thus there are many kinds of names and alterations to the cuts, hence, so named that quite a few are carried out during the cuts, for example, thus I stand before one in the same work, and can’t come at all to the openings, thus I cut strongly from above a Boch strike not that I intend to hit or strike through but rather that I crash on to him and wrench into a cut and with this he will also do this to me, and would thus give room to the openings, from which a high cut comes nicely.

The word Winding is known in good German as Twisting, whose work shall be done thus: Meyer is mentioned in a brief Latin treatise on martial arts by Heinrich von Gunterrodt and is also the only German among the famous masters listed in the late 17th century fencing treatise by Giuseppe Morsicato Pallavicini. The others are named the secondary or derivative strikes, which are twelve in number, namely the Glance, Curve, Short, Slide, Bounce: Strike from your right to his upper left opening, however in the strike grip with the fingers out over the cross or hilt while holding the thumb on the haft, then with the left hand raise the pommel and slash in with hanging blade over or behind his displacement to the head.

It’s been speculated by some fencing historians that he trained specifically in the Bolognese school of fencing, but this doesn’t stand up to closer analysis.

That brings us to the end, which flows from the Middle, and has the greatest Practical use, by which one ends each case, from thereof Withdraw soundly, in order to report what happened, and so arrange it all in the first chapter of Sword Fighting, from the Master Principles onward, so on to officially profess more skill in this Weapon, and by using this Book you shall Teach the initiates, and so after shall this art drive on to become more useful at need, and shall from others range farther to be sufficiently retold.

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Almost exactly a year ago I was lucky enough to be taken on a small journey that has been a longswrd time dream of mine; walking in meyee footsteps of 16th….

This site uses cookies. Stand with your left foot forward, hold your sword out from your right shoulder, so that the blade hangs behind you to threaten forward strikes, jjoachim mark this well, that all strikes out from the Guard of the Ox can be intercepted from the Wrathful stance, indeed leading from this stance shows unequal bearing from which One can entice onward, whereupon one can move quickly against the other as needed, as is shown by the Figure in illustration E joachiim the left.

The Middle or Traversing Strike can execute most effects the Wrathful Strike can, the difference is only that while the Wrathful Strike is a forceful high point, the Diagonal Traverse is traverses above, as shown in the Traverse line including both C and G.

As I have included several in this book for you. This one is twofold, one the single, the other one named the double. Item Thus one in Wrathguard stays, may I say, he opposes you wrathfully in Ox, from which comes the name’s use, but this is premature and will further, as longwsord as, hereafter, needfully enough, and understandingly be given and taught.

Views Read ,ongsword View history. This time we will start moving lontsword somewhat more unexplored and unmapped territory, working with various clues gathered from different places, to…. Mark thus when you come close together, then work him high over his displacement firstly with a Crooked cut over his displacement to the Left ear. Because you have now learned the Strikes you can approach the subject of how you displace those Strikes, and come to learn and understand these just as the Strikes have now been heeded and cannot be dismissed, and will be solidified from noting and treating the basics with special care.

How it is then further clarified by the following Rhyme. The other lines to consider are on the right where we will now examine two strikes.

The low parts are guarded with the Plough, whose two modes are similar figures for two sides, the Right and the Left, and so are named the Right and Left Plough, and both will become for you nothing else than stabs outward from below.

This posture is a form of invitation, used to deceive the opponent about how close you are. The fighting arts are always molded and constrained by the contemporary social context surrounding them, and this will change what techniques are used, when and why. As with the dagger, the sources Meyer based his staff teachings on are largely unknown. Item Cut him initially a long High cut to his head near by his hilt and allow this quickly to run off besides his right, and cut a long cut after to his face, and the two cuts should go hand in hand.

His dagger teachings, designed primarily for urban self-defense, seem to be based in part on the writings of Bolognese master Achille Marozzo [14] and the anonymous teachings in Egenolff, but also include much unique content of unknown origin perhaps the anonymous dagger teachings in his Rostock manuscript.

The Blade has basically two underlying divisions, where the first is the Strong and Weak, the other the Short and Long edges, those being the forward and trailing edges. The inverted strikes are those where in the strike you turn your sword hand around so that you hit the opponent, not with the full or long edge, but somewhat with the short edge, flat, or engage at an angle. Now mark further just as he then pulls his sword over himself again, then pull your sword with crossed hands full to your left and, just as he slashes again, take his oncoming strike from your left against his right with your outward flat, high traverse out strongly so that your sword flies overhead in full flight and your hands cross over each other in the air while your sword flies, then step full against his right, but still keep your hands high and let the half edge flow off in a twitch near his right ear as this hits or grazesand just then strike long with an off step.

Drive thus nimbly upward flying off again into the Unicorn, raise your left foot somewhat up, then soon set it quickly down again, with such faking and displays you pull him in so that he then strikes to your left opening, yet just as he strikes then let your blade sink down in front of you, and then twitch your sword over your head, strike thus with the long edge high traversing from your right with an advancing step of the same foot against his oncoming strike, such that you catch his strike in the high traverse on the strong of your sword, as soon as the swords glide together, then burst with your right foot still forward against his left side, and raise your sword above you rushing a bit from his blade.


Later Meyer will say that any guard can be countered with the Schlussel. If one fights against you in the Guard of the Roof, thus you come in Zufechten into the Side Guard, you must above all not wait in that long, then when he bears witness to the strike and as soon as he brings his sword into the air, thus lay on against him with a Thwart strike, instantly as it clashes, thus cut quickly again around with the long Thwart, to the other side of his sword, that is now attacking, if he strikes around, thus you cut after, if he displaces, then deceive him with the weak, so that you cut him in the after.

Or when you thus have caught one’s hand as described above, then heave upwards and go through under his right, stoop down to the ground and grab with your right hand and your Dussack around behind his Leg, how you may do in all Grabbing, heave upwards, thus he falls on his Head.

Thus you shall mark in the binding of the swords, as you shall feel if he has become hard or soft in the bind, with the cut. Hopefully this will better aid the modern student in learning….

In the Sword this is namely attacking, followed by the withdrawal or other than to the first to reach it, send your attacks through the Guards and Hew like they follow afterwards here, however to the other parts and the middle work, this will be reprinted with the handworks, and a mixture of convenient cuts. Thus send yourself in the Middle guard to your left side and throw at him your crooked edge from outside over his Right Arm and Pull the Long edge to your left, through his face, if he defends this, and he drives above you thus cut before him long to the face.

This can be executed to the left thus striking his right side with a changed point, in that you will strike against his right by engaging with the long edge. Thus when one holds his Sword to the left in Zufechten, then go through before him from your right and hew with strength to his right, as soon as he swipes after to the strike thus pull a looping to the left opening, if he swipes after this, however, thus allow it to fly around again, thus drive each opening to the other, crosswise and against one another after your opportunity.

The sensation of feeling almost safe and then being hit, coupled with the flinch reaction that happens when your sword is suddenly pushed aside and you are hit again is enough to make you want to run away and find mama.

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In short, Nebenhut is a frustrating guard to study. Because you have only three ways to cut and strike, that is with the long and short edge, and with the flat, from which together, all fencing is composed of, and targeting to the four divisions of the opponent; from which are given all other fortuitous techniques, like pulling, doubling, running off. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Cut him outside his left arm fail through that your Dussack comes to your low left side, as soon as he cuts, then cut with him together, ahead of the line to his face, joacihm with the left well on his right. Continuing with part 2 in the Onion series of articles we will now focus on the topic of