Category Archives: Wrestling

Marozzo Wrestling (with Dagger) Complete Video List

It has recently come to my attention that Ken Harding of the Historical Martial Arts of St. Louis has published a complete set of videos for Marozzo’s wrestling. This material appears in book 5 of the text. It should be … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – Plate 32

This plate shows the counter to yesterday’s action. It starts the same way, with the opponent taking the center and our fencer grabbing the leg. In this variant, the opponent responds to the leg grab by stepping backwards with his … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – Plate 31

The first wrestling play covers the basic move of taking the center. Like most wrestling moves in the German system, this is equally effective while wearing armor. Our fencer starts by running in (rushing in?) with arms apart. The right … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – Third Lesson

When fighting a stronger opponent keep your distance and watch out for attacks that can break your low stance. Keep backing up if necessary until you see a chance to catch his foot or slip under him and throw him. … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – The Other Lesson

The “other lesson” is a bit misleading, there is also a third lesson and a “furthermore” before specific techniques are discussed. If the opponent is weaker, attack first and use Strength to overcome him. If the opponent is of equal … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Wrestling – First Lesson

There are three elements in Wallerstein’s wrestling: Strength, Reach, and Agility. While all are important, it is implied in the introduction that each technique will emphasize one element more than another. The element of Strength is not just brute power, … Continue reading

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