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Practice Notes – Screwing up Kron

The last time I sparred with the longsword, I found myself getting hit on the head a lot. The problem was that the second or third attack was coming in so fast that I didn’t have time for a proper … Continue reading

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Example of a good Kronhauw

George E. Georgas has offered a much better video of the Kronhauw. The technique is at 0:45. While I personally prefer to catch the attack a bit sooner, this demonstrates the good body structure I was talking about in my … Continue reading

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Structure and the Kronhauw

In my opinion the Kronhauw or Crown Cut is not given the respect that is deserves. Granted, it is considered to be a beginner level technique and the masters warned about overusing it. But still, that doesn’t excuse fencers from … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Fixing our Kronhauw

We recently fixed a major problem with our interpretation of the Kronhauw. Previous Interpretation Our old interpretation was to simply thrust the sword into the Kron posture such that the opponent’s long edge slides down our edge onto the shilt … Continue reading

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Mair’s Longsword – Schaitlerhaw (Vertex Strike)

Stand with the left leg in front and lift your sword above your head with extended arms (as in illustration). Then spring in towards him with the right foot and strike with the long edge directly to the top of … Continue reading

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