Meyer’s Rapier – Guards Part 2

Pfluge – Plow

Meyer describes Pfluge as a low thrust used as a posture. The quillons are horizontal and the point aimed at the opponent’s belly.

In this position you shall stand with your feet wide apart and with your front knee flexed well forward so that your body hangs well forward over it after the weapon; also your tip shall be extended well forward toward the opponent’s belly. This posture is also executed on both sides in the work, that is to the right and left like the Irongate.

Langort – Longpoint

Longpoint is the natural end of any thrust. If your thrust hits but you are not in longpoint then the thrust was too short.

There are three longpoints corresponding to three targets: the face, the belt, and the belly or groin. (Note that they used to wear belts at the waist, not the hips like we do today.)

Prefer a shorter step with the body well extended over the knee. The point should be level with the shoulder, which may mean somewhat longer steps when targeting the belt or belly.

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