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Joachim Meyer’s Dagger and Wrestling – Oberhut Techniques

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Meyer’s Dagger – High Left Parries from the High Guard

The second play also begins from the high guard, but is used against downward blows. Meyer instructs us to catch the opponent’s arm in the crook of your dagger and wrist. It may seem natural to do this with an … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Dagger – Left Parries from the High Guard

The first play for Meyer’s dagger assumes that both fencers are using reverse grips and that you are in Oberhut, the High Guard. This parry is against thrusts to your left side. With the point down, catch the opponent’s wrist … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Quarterstaff – Guards

According to Meyer, the quarterstaff is the basis of all long weapons. Oberhut – High Guard In the high guard position yourself thus: stand with your left foot forward, and hold your staff with the tail at your chest, so … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Dagger – The Guards

Before starting any work with the dagger one must read the article Knife fighting lies. Even more than other weapon forms, Medieval dagger work is about short brutal. Surprise is often more important than technique and many fights will start … Continue reading

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