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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – Third Lesson

When fighting a stronger opponent keep your distance and watch out for attacks that can break your low stance. Keep backing up if necessary until you see a chance to catch his foot or slip under him and throw him. … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – The Other Lesson

The “other lesson” is a bit misleading, there is also a third lesson and a “furthermore” before specific techniques are discussed. If the opponent is weaker, attack first and use Strength to overcome him. If the opponent is of equal … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – First Lesson

There are three elements in Wallerstein’s wrestling: Strength, Reach, and Agility. While all are important, it is implied in the introduction that each technique will emphasize one element more than another. The element of Strength is not just brute power, … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Longsword – Plates 1 and 5

Codex Wallerstein was owned by Paulus Hector Mair, an avid collector of fencing manuals and an author in his own right. The text was purchased on January 26, 1556, meaning it probably post-dated Mair’s own encyclopedia on fencing.   The … Continue reading

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