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A Quick Note on the Grip for Meyer’s Ochs

Look closely at this illustration of Meyer’s Ochs. If we color the right hand, we can see that there’s arguably five fingers: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Given the difficulty of placing a finger beneath another finger, we can … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – First Device for Ochs, Attempt 1

Here is the Mike Rasmusson translation of Meyer’s first device for ochs, followed by my attempt to explain it. In the pre-fencing when you have come into the guard of the Ox through a plunge, then strike (as soon as … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Analysis of Right Ochs

  Right foot is lined up with opponent’s feet (blue lines) and at nearly 90 degrees. The ankle on the right foot is rolled slightly in to be in line with the leg rather than flat on the ground. Left … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Ochs? No, not quite.

As I was preparing for a Meyer longsword class I happened upon this video titled Longsword Guards of Meyer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFglqbsVcLA Here is their ochs.   And here is Meyer’s Ochs. Corrections: The right hand is gripping too tight. The point … Continue reading

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Mair’s Longsword – The Ochs from Both Sides

When both you and your opponent stand in Ochs, you can use this technique to offend him. It happens like this in the Ochs (Ox). Stand with the left foot forward and hold your sword with crosswise hands above your … Continue reading

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Mair’s Longsword – Zwirchhaw from Both Sides

With the Right Foot Forward When you come to the closing with the opponent, stand with the right foot forward such that the short edge is wound towards you. Then follow outward with your left leg and strike the Zwirchhaw … Continue reading

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Practice Notes: Right Ochs vs Right Pflug

This is a easy little trick. From right ochs, drop your tip slightly and cut to the weak of the sword along the line of F (riverso ridoppio for you Italians). Immediately follow this with a step and long edge … Continue reading

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