Monthly Archives: July 2013

Antonio Manciolino – Chapter 3, the First Invitation

A lot of new concepts are presented in Manciolino’s third chapter. For example, here is an invitation to be used when both you and your opponent are in Guardia Alta. Moreover, you could have cut a tramazzone falling into porta … Continue reading

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Antonio Manciolino – Chapter 3, Turning a Fendente Mandritto into a Rivserso

The first technique for facing another fencer in Alta is easy enough, just a couple of diagonal, descending cuts followed by a rising cut. Accordingly, posing the case that you and your enemy are in guardia alta, and that you … Continue reading

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Mair’s Longsword – A Play of Zornhau Against the Thrust (revised)

Translations: http://www.hroarr.com/manuals/liechtenauer/mair_longsword.pdf http://freifechter.com/PHM_Longsword_full.pdf http://freifechter.com/PHM_Longsword_2.pdf First Actor – Myer’s German Translation Zornhau Against the Thrust It happens that you stand with the Zornhaw (Wrath Strike) with the left foot forward. Then follow after with the right and hit him strongly from … Continue reading

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