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Meyer’s Longsword – Rethinking Ch 10, Pattern 9

Pattern 9 (1.29v.3) is a rather strange one. So strange, that the translator speculates that the cut to the left ear should really be aimed at the right. Here is that translation, Item, gather for a high stroke with the … Continue reading

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Mair’s Longsword – The Schillerhaw (Squinting Strike) from Both Sides

This play begins with what seems to be a description of breaking Pflug using a Schielhauw. When you come to the closing with the opponent, set your left leg out in front such that the short edge is wound under. … Continue reading

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Using Schielhauw to Break Pflug

If someone is resting in a guard, making an earnest attack against the head or body is usually a really bad idea. Even more so if it is a particularly strong guard like Pflug. In order to unsettle the opponent … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – 8r This is the Correct Squinter

That’s is Meyer’s title, not mine, but I really like his idea about how to use it. This is a preliminary interpretation, a starting point for my research. Thus when one holds his Sword to the left in Zufechten, then … Continue reading

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Practice Notes: Bad Footwork isn’t the Problem, it is the Symptom

A few nights ago I was throwing beautiful Schielhauws. Everyone said so, usually with the phrase “That was a beautiful strike, so why to you keep getting hit?” Well after some thought we realized the problem was my footwork. Rather … Continue reading

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The Old and New Squinter

Meyer wrote, The First Squinter goes thus; when you are in the Zufechten, then note as soon as he goes out to strike to your left, then position yourself as if you would strike at the same time to him, … Continue reading

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Practice Notes – Master Cuts are not Belly High

My experiments with the center vom Tag turnout out better than expected. Look at these images of the master cuts, they are all aiming for the head. When using vom Tag on the right, my target was the chest or … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Schielhauw, The Squinting Cut

The Schielhauw for rapier begins with our fencer in the “high guard for the cut”. When the opponent throws a cut to either side of the body, step away from it. At the same time, cut at the forte of … Continue reading

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Practice Notes – The Squinting Strike vs the Plow

Schielhauw, the squinting strike still plagues me, but I am making progress. Some revelations… Target If you opponent is in Pflug on the left, with the blade crossing his body at an angle, your blow should be aimed at the … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Schielhauw, The Squinting Cut

The Squinting and Crooked strikes server the same purpose: they are defensive cuts that are immediately turned into attacks. Here are the definitions and images according to Meyer followed by images from other masters: Schielhauw – Squinting Cut The Squinting … Continue reading

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