Monthly Archives: February 2012

Meyer’s Rapier – Irongate vs Straight Parrying

Irongate and Straight Parrying are very similar guards and are often mentioned together as if they were almost interchangeable. Both are defensive postures known for their ability to respond to practically any attack. The difference between them is essentially the … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut revisited

When performing the first scalp cut in the vor it is essential that the opponent believes that you actually intend to perform a beat. Your opponent, not you, is the one who actually performs the disengage to the outside. When … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 2)

The second version of the Scalp Cut described by Meyer occurs in the Nach or after. This is essentially a response to cut that is thrown outside measure. The sequence it pretty simple. When you see the opponent about to … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 1)

The Scalp Cut [Schedelhauw], also known as the High Cut [Oberhauw], is a vertical, long edge cut along the line of A-E. Meyer presents two variants, the first occurs when the fencer has the initiative. This is known as being … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Conclusion on Guards

It is important to note that one should never linger in a guard. As soon as you can reach your opponent you should attack using your device, lest you find yourself being forced to parry blow and blow. Device: A … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Diagonal Cuts from Zornhut on the Left

This action is a bit more complex than the version on the right, but the basic premise is the same: You start with a powerful downward cut and then recover using a second cut. To begin throw a Zornhau along … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Diagonal Cuts from Zornhut on the Right

This sequence has only two guards and two cuts. From Zornhut on the right, step forward while performing a diagonal cut along the line of B to F. This cut is known as a Zornhau or Wrath Cut. You will … Continue reading

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