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Meyer’s Longsword – Rethinking Ch 10, Pattern 9

Pattern 9 (1.29v.3) is a rather strange one. So strange, that the translator speculates that the cut to the left ear should really be aimed at the right. Here is that translation, Item, gather for a high stroke with the … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Indes Before and During the Bind

The concept of indes in the bind is fairly well known, but it leads to a mistaken belief that indes in only in bind and only involves feeling the opponent’s intentions with the sword. But Meyer tells us that indes … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Binding Decision Tree

This decision tree is my personal interpretation of when to use various techniques described by Meyer. It is a work in progress, so as I learn more about Meyer’s system it may need to be revised. Two factors play into … Continue reading

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Practice Notes for July 7, 2015

Open Session – Broadsword Some of us were looking at “Anti-Pugilism or the Science of Defence Exemplified in Short and Easy Lessons for the practice of the Broad Sword and Single Stick”. This book is available in the codex “Highland … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Secondary Guards

Excerpt from our Meyer Longsword 1 Workbook. Chapter 6 – Secondary Guards In The Art of Combat, there is a variety of secondary guards. Meyer considers each is considered to be a variant of one of the four primary guards. … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Annotated Illustrations

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Meyer’s Longsword Workbook 2, Chapter 3 – The Middle and End of the Fight

This is the final chapter on the Example Device. Next up is the cutting patterns, which focuses more on techniques than broad topics. Chapter 3 – The Middle and End of the Fight In this chapter we shall look at … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword 2, Chapter 2 (cont.) – Indes in the Onset

After the detour to introduce the Zwerch, chapter 2 continues with a focus on indes and the example device. This post continues the rough draft of our second German longsword workbook. As always, suggestions are welcome. Meyer German Longsword 1 … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword 2, Chapter 2 – Introducing the Zwerch

This post continues the rough draft of our second German longsword workbook. As always, suggestions are welcome. Meyer German Longsword 1 Meyer’s German Longsword 2 (Preview) Chapter 2 – Indes in the Onset This chapter begins by introducing a new … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Working with Wechsel (Changer)

This is an excerpt from our new study guide, Meyer’s German Longsword 2. Due to the limitations of WordPress, this omits the “fill in the blank” sections that the real workbook will contain. Meyer German Longsword 1 Meyer’s German Longsword … Continue reading

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