Category Archives: Codex Wallerstein

Wallerstein Longsword – Plate 7 Weakness

    First Interpretation Our first interpretation looks like a form of nachreisen (chasing/following after) where our opponent attempts to leave the bind and we pursue. Second Interpretation Since recording our video on plate 7 (see below) we’ve learned a … Continue reading

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Complete List of Codex Wallerstein Longsword Videos

We’ve indexed 75 of the 100+ Wallerstein videos. Before we sort through the rest, I want to take a few moments to thank all of the clubs and individuals that spent countless hours researching, practicing, and filming the longsword section. … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein – Waage (Scales or Balance)

My club will be starting their investigation of Codex Wallerstein’s longsword section in January. While we primarily study Meyer, we choose Wallerstein because we feel we need to focus on the close plays, both binding and wrestling. The first lesson … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein – Plate 9

The topic of this lesson is “vor”. Next, if you bind someone’s sword and he strikes forcefully at your head: parry with your short edge and run at him so that he has to strike; if he strikes you from … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Longsword – Plate 8

The topic of this lesson is “strength”. Next, you to strike someone with a downward cut at his sword but he was stands it: go high behind him with your sword against the weak part of his sword so that … Continue reading

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Geselle Longsword Syllabus (Video)

Includes Talhoffer, Peter Falkner, Doebringer, HS 3227a, and Codex Wallerstein,

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Codex Wallerstein Longsword – Plate 7

The second longsword lesson, titled “Weakness” builds upon the first. It also begins with a bind, but now our fencer has two options. If the opponent is strong at the bind, out fencer will perform the same wind with a … Continue reading

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