Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hand Protection in Meyer’s Dussack

Some, though certainly not all, of the dussacks in Meyer’s 1570 text have protrusions of some sort that appear to offer extra hand protection.

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George Silver – Four Actions of the Attack

My club has recently started looking at the works of George Silver, as interpreted by Stephen Hand. Right now the class is focused heavily the theory and philosophy of fencing rather than the mechanical aspects. Here are my personal notes … Continue reading

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Practice Notes for Jan 10, 2016

Beginner’s Longsword We started with the nachreisen or following after techniques for Pflug. These are attacks that you make when someone either cuts too wide or pulls back their weapon for a new cut. Beginner’s Sword and Buckler We had … Continue reading

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Marozzo Wrestling (with Dagger) Complete Video List

It has recently come to my attention that Ken Harding of the Historical Martial Arts of St. Louis has published a complete set of videos for Marozzo’s wrestling. This material appears in book 5 of the text. It should be … Continue reading

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George Silver – The Hand is Quicker than the Eye

My club has recently started looking at the works of George Silver, as interpreted by Stephen Hand. Right now the class is focused heavily the theory and philosophy of fencing rather than the mechanical aspects. Here are my personal notes … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Longsword – Terminology for Sitting Drills

We have a student with an injured foot so we’ve been focusing binding exercises from a sitting. For these drills one fencer will be designated as the “agent”, the other the “patient”. The agent is the fencer who performs the … Continue reading

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