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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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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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Kurtzhau Part 2. Breaking Ochs with Kurtzhau

 

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Practice Notes: Stepping Against vom Tag

Among the various groups I train the use of Zwerch against vom Tag is taught exactly the same way. Here is there drill: Starting in wide measure, both fencers assume left vom Tag. The agent steps far to his right … Continue reading

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How I Imagine using the Versetzen at Wide Measure

I selected these images to show how I envision the versetzen working from wide measure as a counter-guard against the four leger (literally camp) used in German longsword. When I say “counter-guard” I mean a position from which you can … Continue reading

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The Vier Versetzen are Counter-Guards, not Attacks

Many questions are running through my mind, posed both by myself and others. Why does the parting shot seem so dangerous against the suicidal fencer? Why throw a Zwerch against high vom Tag when a simple Zornhut is so much … Continue reading

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