Category Archives: Greatsword

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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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 8

The eighth true edge stretta for the greatsword shows how to use the pommel to hook the opponent. From the bind, you step past the opponent on their right. From there you can hook the pommel around the throat. Alternately, … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword –True Edge Stretta 7

The seventh true edge stretta is all about trying to get a pommel strike. From the bind, you start by pushing forward with your hilt. If he goes high, simply go low under his arms with a pommel strike. (This … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 6

This stomp needs no explanation. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) Again, being engaged with the enemy at true-edge on true-edge, immediately, as you meet him at the said true-edge I want that you give them your left foot passing forward … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 5

The next play is a counter against someone who rushes in from the bind. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) Now watch that being engaged the enemy with the true-edge with true-edge he charges you strongly on to the above said … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Great Sword – True Edge Stretta 4

The next play is a counter to the third true edge stretta. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) But beware that every time that somebody wants to make some kind of hold on the leg, you have to be warned that … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – Falso Impuntanto and the Important of Equipment

Through many year and many clubs I’ve tried to learn Marozzo’s first assault for the two-handed sword. The very first action is a Falso Impuntanto, something that everyone seems to stumble over. A plain reading of the text suggests it … Continue reading

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