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Swinger is a strong taking away from your left to his right it is with the Flat or the Long, also I wind a special technique afterwards about the Longgsword.
Despite the fact that most people were armed to some degree in the German Free Cities, they took violence very seriously. Note that Mair says that it can be performed on either side.
Mark in the zufechten that you come with the left foot forwards, hold your Dussack beside your right, grip your handle well that you have your Dussack Crooked, instantly Step, cut Crooked over his Bow Line, wrench downwards to your left side, step out with joahcim right around to his right, Strike then outside above jochim right Arm high above to the Head, wherein cut the next Crooked under his right arm to the face or to his left, with a step out.
After this point in all fencing, you will Strike, Strive, Displace, or float to work for what you wish, and not remain in a stance, but always drive from one to the other, as one or the other must soon become afflicted, thus you especially must move on to keep the working initiative, and will lead out from one to another of the above cited stances, which I will clarify with a few words about the strikes through the lines or pathways. If one fights against you in the Guard of the Roof, thus you come in Zufechten into the Side Guard, you must above all not wait in that long, then when he bears witness to the strike and as soon as he brings his sword into the air, thus lay on against him with a Thwart strike, instantly as it clashes, thus cut quickly again around with the long Thwart, to the other side of his sword, that is now attacking, if he strikes around, thus you cut after, if he displaces, then deceive him with the weak, so that you cut him in the after.
Retrieved from ” https: Item Go at him with a cut and displace his strong cut with the Bow from under, the third, cut him after to the Openings, if he cuts, however without strength, then take his cut with a Suppressing strike and cut after to the next opening.
This is not a fatal blow, obviously, but it is enough to get your opponent to push his sword even more to one side to protect his face from that attack, and in that moment he is much more open than he was previously, allowing your finishing Zwerch to do maximum damage.
Mark when you have bound with one from above, or, at the same time, cut in with him, thus see if he would with the Thwart strike around, [and] thus come before with the Thwart under his blade, on his neck. Mark when one strongly binds to you on the blade, so remove your left hand from the pommel and grab there with both Blades in the middle, and drive with the haft or pommel over besides his both arms, Pull to you, thus must he lose his sword.
Item At the Start, thus cut against his cut from your right, with a Squinter to his sword, when this clashes, then reverse your sword on his blade and slide off to your left, step out with the right, continuing towards his left side, allow your blade to drive around your head and cut the next Squinter to his head, also from your right above and in deep to his left.
Item If one changes through under your Squinting Cut to your right side, then remain nevertheless with the point right before his face and turn the long edge against his blade, allow Indes your pommel to go through under your right arm and step with your left foot well to his right side.
Item Cut him failing through from outside his arm like before then next take meyeer away with the Flat from your jochim through his right so that your Dussack flies above, step and cut indes Two wind strikes to his face, one into the other from your left to his right. Now I come to write of the artful and free Knightly exersize, namely to the Strikes, which is a major Heading in Fencing in that the basics are given here, the number is told, each is described, and how they are executed to the full, will here be noted and told, and from here alone the friendly reader will afterward be reminded, that between the Sword Fighting times, when it was in custom for our forefathers and the ancients, and our time there is a great difference, in that not only was the point used, which is not the custom today, but of old much more of the Sword was used in the strikes, and they fenced sharply with both strikes and stabs, and thus shall I present this and other points oongsword knowledge.
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Joachim Meyer’s Longsword: Beware the Prellhauw!!
This is a secretive attack, and is described thus: And in all chasing, if he escapes you, be sure to turn your long edge against his weapon; and take good heed of the slice, for with it you can force him out of all his work.
Firstly, list the terminology invented by masters of this art so that one can learn and comprehend the secrecy and speed of it all the quicker and easier. Now you are in Nebenhut for the longsword.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. In the Zufechten, when you approach him with your left foot forward and you hold your sword in the Roof guard, if he cuts long from above at your head, then do not displace him, but rather see that you escape from him with your head and sword, so that he does not connect, but let him fail, meyet this he falls with his sword and cut to the ground, below you, then step quickly with the right foot close to him and cut in forcefully from above to his head before he recovers or comes up again, if he however drives up quickly and displaces, then remain hard on his sword and feel if he goes through strongly upwards, thus allow your sword quickly to be soft and go upwards, step and cut joaxhim with a thwart to his right.
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The strikes with the Sword are many, belonging to two groups, which are common to both the direct and indirect strikes which we shall name. Then there is the other with which one sends strikes, when you set yourself as if you sought to recover from a strike, only to slash quickly and come inward again with the short edge, thus back to the Before to strike with the long edge.
The Sword is firstly divided in two parts, namely from the grip longswird the middle of the Blade which is known as the Strong, from the middle to the most forward, is the Weak furthermore is the sword divided in four parts how the figure below this shows.
Apart than this, Slicing Off will be described more only after here in examples and other defenses. In The Art of Combat, there is a variety of secondary guards.
The word Winding is known in good German as Twisting, whose work shall be done thus: Wind cut is thus when one would cut athwart well outside his right arm over his arm line, thus quickly in a rip, wind out again, You can do the wind cut through a high, middle or under cut. Thus you have fully executed the Blind Strike, which can be made in many ways and from there further on in places.
This strike takes its name from the joint against which it is tried, and is completed thus: Two weeks later, on 24 February, Joachim Meyer died. Stand with the right foot forward, hold your weapon with outstretched arms before you, so that the blade hangs somewhat toward the earth.
This stance is very close to the Ox in similar form, only different in that in the Ox your arms are strongly held in high mode, but here shall be directly outstretched before your face, letting the Sword hang toward the Earth, therefore it is named Hanging Point. Mark when one strikes over, crooked to your head, thus set him off with your slice, from your right, grab with your Left hand over your right down onto his right hand by the joints and drive with your hilt from under and break upwards.
Di ser ist zweyerley: This guard is used for close-in fighting. This is when you are in the Zufechten and he is just about to you, then note when he acts as if he will adopt a posture, then do not allow him to rest or come to it, but rather always attack first, and as he is choosing a posture, lay on at once to the next opening, and position yourself as if you would to cut strongly, but do not do this, rather allow it to fail or flit to another opening, then as soon as you are at the midway part of your sword on his Sword, do not await, but rather, Thwart, Strike Around, Wrench Out, Slice, Wind, and what other types of work there may be.
Item Note when you approach him in the Zufechten, then see when he shows his arm will strike, thus cross your hands while in the air yet that they remain high, and throw the point at his hand or arms, that is the weak or the furthest part of the blade, and that should happen when he goes up to strike, and before he is ready, thus be on his blade, with a Thwart cut, for such techniques should fly and go quickly.
Where the proper steps are not used, the ancient Fencer commented and covered this as stated in his twelth rule:. The Counter you should mark that when one meets you with a crooked cut, to your on coming strike, to weaken you, then change through nimbly under his blade and work to his side from which he sent his Crooked cut.
Meyer’s book was reprinted inand may have been an influential source for other 16th- and 17th-century German fencing books, including a book by Jacob Sutor.