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Wallerstein Longsword – Plate 7 Weakness

    First Interpretation Our first interpretation looks like a form of nachreisen (chasing/following after) where our opponent attempts to leave the bind and we pursue. Second Interpretation Since recording our video on plate 7 (see below) we’ve learned a … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Longsword – Terminology for Sitting Drills

We have a student with an injured foot so we’ve been focusing binding exercises from a sitting. For these drills one fencer will be designated as the “agent”, the other the “patient”. The agent is the fencer who performs the … Continue reading

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I.33 – Where You Bind on the Blade Matters

Before we get into I.33 itself, first we need to learn some terminology. Everyone knows the terms “weak” and “strong” in reference to the blade, but that is insufficient for this discussion. So instead we’ll use the terminology after L’Ange. … Continue reading

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Goliath 17 Recto – Mutieren or Mutating

Here is a preliminary interpretation of a basic play from the bind: How one shall drive transforming to both sides When you have struck him strongly above to the head from your right shoulder, if he displaces and is weak … Continue reading

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Equipment Problems with Binding and Winding Solved

With real sword, the edges bite into each other so that they don’t slide unless one or both fencers winds to a flat. This is known as “releasing the bind” and is an core technique for narrow work. Unfortunately modern … Continue reading

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Having Trouble Entering the Bind? Then Stop Trying.

There is a reason I didn’t talk about binding, winding, fuhlen, slicing, and so forth in my last post. Those are advanced topics. Those are ways to break someone’s device or cutting pattern. And if you are a novice they … Continue reading

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