Category Archives: Longsword

Is the Mezano a Zwerch?

As I understand it, the Riverso Mezano is commonly considered to be a cut from the left, to the opponent’s right, with the short edge that can hit anywhere from the knee to the head. My problem is, that doesn’t … 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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