Category Archives: Meyer’s Dagger

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 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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Meyer’s Dagger – More on the First Precept

We did some more videos on the first precept from Meyer’s dagger to illustrate its versatility. Disarms Throws Take-downs

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Meyer’s Wrestling and Dagger – First Precept

The first precept is to always thrust over the arm from the onset. This puts you in a position to control the opponent’s weapon arm. As soon as you thrust, pinch the wrist with your blade to establish dominance. Then … Continue reading

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Joachim Meyer’s Dagger and Wrestling – Oberhut Techniques

Joachim Meyer’s Dagger and Wrestling – YouTube

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Meyer’s Dagger – High Left Parries from the High Guard

The second play also begins from the high guard, but is used against downward blows. Meyer instructs us to catch the opponent’s arm in the crook of your dagger and wrist. It may seem natural to do this with an … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Dagger – Left Parries from the High Guard

The first play for Meyer’s dagger assumes that both fencers are using reverse grips and that you are in Oberhut, the High Guard. This parry is against thrusts to your left side. With the point down, catch the opponent’s wrist … Continue reading

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