Category Archives: Meyer

Meyer: Rethinking Footwork

In longsword chapter 10, there’s an exercise informally known as Meyer’s Cross. (Or “Meyer’s Square” for those people who don’t know what a square looks like.) The default footwork for this is alternating passing steps to the left and right. … Continue reading

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Meyer Longsword – This is not a Kurtzhauw (Short cut)

It was recently pointed out to me that this illustration does not depict a Kurtzhauw (Short cut). To understand my mistake, consider this passage: This is a stealthy action that goes through against your opponent, and is done thus: When … Continue reading

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New Meyer Longsword Videos

It’s been a while since I’ve updated Fechtkunst’s Meyer Longsword section. Here are some of the new videos. Chapter 4 Blendthauw (Blind Cut) Kniechelhauw (Wrist Cut) Chapter 5 Rinde (Looping) Ubergreiffen (Gripping Over) Chapter 11 Tag Device 1 (1.31v.1) Tag … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 22, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Longsword Today we focused on drills 1 & 2 from our article Longsword – Drills for Pflug/Posta Breve/Porta di Ferro. One of the things we noted is that you don’t necessarily want to make … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 11, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Sidesword Guards Guardia d’Intrare – Entering Guard This is a problematic term because we want to use it in too many different ways. In dall’Agocchie, it is merely Guardia di Faccia with the true … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 8, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Announcements We have two featured meet-ups on the calendar. May 28: Make Targa-Style Bucklers June 11: di Grassi Day BBQ and Workshop If you plan on attending you must sign up early. Longsword Double … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 4, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Sidesword Marozzo’s footwork diagram, known as a Segno del Passeggiare. For for information on it, see Ilkka Hartikainen’s article titled The Segno del Passeggiare in Marozzo. Guards We covered several guards (postures) this week. … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 1, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Longsword Warm-ups focused on the sword dance (a.k.a. Circling the Numbers) and Meyer’s Cross. Guard of the day: Pflug Meyer’s Longsword – Analysis of Right Pflug Today’s emphasis was on the location and orientation … Continue reading

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Practice Notes: Follow-up on the Steeply Angled Zwerch

First of all, since people still refuse to believe what’s right in front of their eyes when it comes to older illustrations, here is Meyer also showing that the Zwerch is performed with a very steeply angled cut. As for … Continue reading

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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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