Monthly Archives: January 2014

Marozzo’s Weapon Progression

Partial Translation available at http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Achille_Marozzo Book 1 Sword and Buckler: Ch. 10 Book 2 Sword and Dagger: Ch. 36 Single Dagger: Ch. 52 Dagger and Cape: Ch. 58 Sword and Cape: Ch. 64 Two Swords: Ch. 76 Sword and Large … Continue reading

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Why do I write about fencing?

Why do I write about fencing? Because as a student that is what I am supposed to do. In the Middle Ages students didn’t just memorize and mindless repeat what they were told.  No, they had to go far beyond … Continue reading

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More on Indes, Techniques, and How to Train to Not Think

Many have believed that the word Indes has its origin from the Latin word intus [inside], and indicates the inside combat, which arises from the windings and similar work; but you will hear now that this is not true. I … Continue reading

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Test “Cutting” With a Blunt Sword

I spent a few minutes test “cutting” with my rapier today. Nothing but wrist and elbow cuts, the shoulder and body were not used at all in these actions. Short Blade Long Blade If you look closely in the first … Continue reading

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Having Trouble Entering the Bind? Then Stop Trying.

There is a reason I didn’t talk about binding, winding, fuhlen, slicing, and so forth in my last post. Those are advanced topics. Those are ways to break someone’s device or cutting pattern. And if you are a novice they … Continue reading

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Indes in the Onset

Meyer’s cutting patterns are bookended with opening slashes and a concluding Zwerch to cut away safely. In the Onset when you come within a fathom [six feet?] of your opponent, then slash up from your right before him through his … Continue reading

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Black Lance 5-finger HEMA Gloves

  Black Lance 5-finger HEMA Gloves

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