Tag Archives: Winding

Goliath 17 Recto – Mutieren or Mutating

Here is a preliminary interpretation of a basic play from the bind: How one shall drive transforming to both sides When you have struck him strongly above to the head from your right shoulder, if he displaces and is weak … Continue reading

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Interpreting Fiore – False Edge Cuts and Winding

Here is a zoomed in image of yesterday’s illustrations. Notice how the fingers on the right fencer are turned up. He is throwing a false edge strike, possible a Schillerhaw (Squinting Strike). The parry for this is done with the … Continue reading

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Measure and the Bind

A topic that doesn’t seen to get enough attention is the importance of measure in the bind. Depending on how far you are from your opponent, certain techniques are going to be more or less effective than others. Yet it … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Longsword – Plate 7

The second longsword lesson, titled “Weakness” builds upon the first. It also begins with a bind, but now our fencer has two options. If the opponent is strong at the bind, out fencer will perform the same wind with a … Continue reading

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Codex Wallerstein Longsword – Plate 6

The first play in the longsword section is titled “Reach”. It begins with the bind, so let us start there. In German longsword, most actions start with a high cut from vom Tag or a similar guard. This is done … Continue reading

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