Monthly Archives: October 2015

L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 1

The next parry we’re taught is for the outside. When you see this attack, you are told to first break measure slightly. I interpret this to mean a small gathering step. The parry itself is much like the parry for … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on the Grip for Meyer’s Ochs

Look closely at this illustration of Meyer’s Ochs. If we color the right hand, we can see that there’s arguably five fingers: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Given the difficulty of placing a finger beneath another finger, we can … Continue reading

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Marozzo Sword and Buckler – Basic Cuts from Guardia di Testa

Note: For the purpose of this article, we’re assuming that the Halpschilt interpretation of Guardia di Testa is essentially correct. In chapter 143, Marozzo gives us a set of basic attacks from Guardia di Testa that he wants us to … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Dusack – Zornhut Device 1 (with a Tramazone or two)

This device begins with an invitation. While standing in Zornhut (Wrath Guard), you expose your left side. When the attack comes, you step well to the right with your right foot and counter-cut such that you hit his face and … Continue reading

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L’Ange Chapter 8 – Parry and Riposte in Quarta

This is my second attempt at interpreting the technique. For my first attempt I was too biased by my Italian training. Having revisited the material, I now see that it is more like small sword techniques, as applied to the … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Tag Device 3

The third device for Tag is used to defeat rising attacks to your right side. Again it assumes that your opponent won the initiative while you were in Tag preparing your own attack. A Krump-like Parry As with Tag 2, … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Tag Device 2

The context of this device is that your opponent has gain the initiative and is attacking your left side from below while you are in Tag. This could happen in the onset, but is equally likely to occur in the … Continue reading

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