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Rethinking Using Schielhauw to Break Pflug

When last I wrote about using the squinter to break Pflug I missed a very important aspect. Much like the mezzo mandritto in Giovanni dall’Agocchie’s Third Provocation from Coda Lunga Stretta, the Schielhauw should not be thrown as a beat. … Continue reading

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Refining the Schielhauw as a Parry

We’ve been working on the Schielhauw (squinting cut) and have uncovered some refinements that we don’t want to lose. Which Schielhauw to use? When being attacked from above or to your upper-left opening, use the Schielhauw that ends in an … Continue reading

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Applying Fabris to Meyer’s First Scalp Cut

One of the problems with the first device for the scalp cut (Schedelhauw) in Meyer’s Rapier is figuring out how to throw the cut. A simple wrist cut lacks power and a molinello temporarily moves the point off line. Since … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut revisited

When performing the first scalp cut in the vor it is essential that the opponent believes that you actually intend to perform a beat. Your opponent, not you, is the one who actually performs the disengage to the outside. When … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 2)

The second version of the Scalp Cut described by Meyer occurs in the Nach or after. This is essentially a response to cut that is thrown outside measure. The sequence it pretty simple. When you see the opponent about to … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – The First Scalp Cut (part 1)

The Scalp Cut [Schedelhauw], also known as the High Cut [Oberhauw], is a vertical, long edge cut along the line of A-E. Meyer presents two variants, the first occurs when the fencer has the initiative. This is known as being … Continue reading

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