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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut revisited

When performing the first scalp cut in the vor it is essential that the opponent believes that you actually intend to perform a beat. Your opponent, not you, is the one who actually performs the disengage to the outside. When … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 2)

The second version of the Scalp Cut described by Meyer occurs in the Nach or after. This is essentially a response to cut that is thrown outside measure. The sequence it pretty simple. When you see the opponent about to … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 1)

The Scalp Cut [Schedelhauw], also known as the High Cut [Oberhauw], is a vertical, long edge cut along the line of A-E. Meyer presents two variants, the first occurs when the fencer has the initiative. This is known as being … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Guards Part 2

Pfluge – Plow Meyer describes Pfluge as a low thrust used as a posture. The quillons are horizontal and the point aimed at the opponent’s belly. In this position you shall stand with your feet wide apart and with your … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Guards Part 1

Oberhut/Oches – High Guard/Ox The High Guard on the sides is classified and executed in two forms, namely one for the thrust and, the other for the cut. Position yourself for it thus: stand with your right hand foot forward, … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Chapter 2

In Meyer’s divisions of the combatant the body is divided into four lines or openings, as is the head. While this is sufficient for the longsword and dusak, the rapier requires several more divisions. In addition to the vertical line … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Chapter 1

Meyer is quite explicit in saying that the thrust is not something that German’s use except in times of war against outsiders. Not only is it unthinkable in sporting practice, neither civilians nor soldiers are permitted to use the in … Continue reading

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