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Thus you find always, when taking the indicated Lines, one moves through them via at least three stances. His early Lund manuscript presents a more summarized syllabus of techniques for these weapons, while mmeyer printed book goes into greater depth and is structured more in the fashion of lesson plans.

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When you threaten to cut to a place, then you can readily deceive him, therefore in such attacks you must take the ground, as it were, and in your approach act as if you would step small and tight and before he is aware step broadly forth to the attack, allow yourself at first to be seen taking large steps, in this he takes notice, and will meet you quickly in earnest, to get there before you, thus withhold your step and do it moderately, so that he is otherwise in this you take your advantage, and as soon as you see it, that you are quickly at him again with broad stepping.

Item When one cuts to you, thus yield with your displacement and allow his cut to fall, step and cut from outside as soon as his right arm falls through, then next through his face. You can similarly strike out with your Sword from the Hanging Point, from which you drive over in front of you to move into the Guard of the Ox.

Item Go at him with a cut and displace his strong cut with the Bow from under, the third, cut him after to the Openings, if he cuts, however without strength, then take his cut with a Suppressing strike and cut after to the next opening. In stepping is much concerned.

Then when this clashes, thrust the blade right in before you, and in thrusting forth, wind the short longswlrd to flick it around at his face or head.

That is when an opponent would defend off your double flicks and sets you off, thus catch his shield with yours and shove out; away from you sideways, Indes let your short edge snap around deep at his other opposite opening.

Item if one stands before you in the Long Point, thus position yourself with the gesture that you would cut in with a long High cut to his left ear, do not do this, but rather turn in the air and cut a strong Squinter cut to his sword, when it clashes, then slice the point forward into his face so that he must displace.

The means to learn what follows from the Stances, Strikes, and Targets is undertaken here more easily, in that these descriptions and presentations are enough for one to flow on. As I intent to diligently and truly and to the best of my understanding and abilities describe the art of Fencing in the Knightly and Manly weapons that are currently used most often by us Germans, and because fencing with the sword is not just the source and origin of all other forms pongsword fencing but, as experience shows and as is obvious, also the meyee artful and manly meter to other weapons, I deem it necessary and good to begin with it and do jiachim in brevity but also clarity as it is customary in other arts and disciplines.


The second is the Strong, as was counted, used in Cutting, Winding, Impacting, and otherwise where the Strong is useful in fencing. When joschim opponent starts to move his sword above or below himself so as to prepare to strike, you rush at his targets joaxhim thus preemptively intercept his Strike, which then can be joined against as you come to want or need, with this one fences and sweeps away with your strike. This time I will speak rather briefly about stances and the ideas behind them.

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In short, Nebenhut is a frustrating guard to study. The Glancing Strike is also a High strike, but has been so named in that one closes with a small glancing blow, which is done thus: However, while striking step well around towards his left with your right foot, and as soon as it hits or connects, pull it upwards and wrench out simultaneously towards your left side and nimbly strike from the outside with inverted hands again towards the same opening, that is with the inverted flat when it strongly rebounds in a ricochet motion, thus you have done it right.

Unfortunately, death seized him a short time after his arrival, leaving the burden of his debt to his widow and brother-in-law. 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. While you are in the Right Plough, step forward with the Left foot and stand similarly to be in the Left Plough.

Feinting can be wanted each time, however it will be useful and resorted to properly and in the suitable time which only the advancing fencer knows, thereby you will effect a false strike with advantage, that you seek to attain another from there, and take it soon.

Firstly mark when you meet one who is in the Bow, so send yourself into the Changer to your Left, the right foot forwards, Step and thrust from under his displacement to the face or chest as soon as you find that you are in the after, so drive instantly and nimbly out with your Hilt before the head and remain with the Point at his Body so that he must defend or strike, thus have care as soon as he goes on to strike, then step to his left and strike him besides his displacement line, this device is often on going how it is seen here in the Bow and Changer.

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 loongsword keep longsord hands high and let the half edge flow off in a twitch near his right ear as this hits or grazesand just meyeg strike long with an off step.

Item The looping round, and the Circle cuts and likewise how it is previously in the long sword presented and taught and should be used here, as before.

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Chasing is multiple and varied, and should be done with great cautiousness against fencers who fight with long and free cuts, and have no proper art. Thus it is used not only to return strikes, on the other hand it also keeps an eye on preventing his strikes from moving in closely, so that no more fencing can then be built or similarly be attempted without problem. The Sword is firstly divided in two parts, namely from the grip to the middle of the Blade which is known as the Strong, from the middle to the most forward, is the Weak furthermore is the sword divided in four parts how the figure below this shows.


The Direct strikes are named such as they strike against the opponent with the long edge and outstretched arms. Despite the fact that most people were armed to some degree in the German Free Cities, they took violence very seriously.

In rappier here after follows and remains that the cut is still basically a wrathcut or a middle cut and thus it is created with all four cuts. The jlachim parts are guarded with the Ox, which is two moded, Right and Left, thus one can stand in the Ox in two modes, namely the Right and Left modes.

To begin with, just for clarification, this is not a typical article per se, but rather a text sorted under the Meyer Research Project, thus a more…. Item If you encounter one who is in the Slice or Straight Parrying how this figure shows. The first is a taking out from your left and a winding out with the Flat, the other is a Strong cut from your left through his face with the Long edge with a twofold strike through the Cross.

This is a proper master’s technique, when you are in the Zufechten, then send yourself into the right Wrath; as soon as he brings his sword in the air, then strike a free High Cut at him, and in the air, cross your hands so that the right hand comes crosswise over the left, and cut then through crooked with the short edge against his cut, in this, step with a double step well out to his right, and cut with the long edge at his right ear, or use changing through to come onto his shield against his right; then work with winding, slicing, and whatever other work arises for you.

When you stand in the right wrath, and you will be struck at, let the blade hang behind you, and send your hanging blade over your head and under his blade, that you catch his strike on your flat, and your thumbs stand broad across your hilt under you, to then wind or otherwise further work as you want, whatever you can best take onward.

Thus in zufechten I come into the Steer and cut a Middle cut through his face strongly, at once I cut from my left through the under weakly on his right line, displacing against his hand Meanwhile, I have given here to you a general rule throughout the whole of Dussack fencing, thus will I now as before, set forth an example of the technique which without the togetherness of the Guards and Hews, together with the Pulled cuts, namely deceiving, no defeat comes, for they are based on the hews from the shortest explanation which is necessary and their Counters.

In this guard, position yourself thus: