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This is a proper master’s technique, when you are in the Zufechten, then send yourself into the right Wrath; as soon as he brings his sword in the air, then strike a free High Cut at him, and in the air, cross your hands so that the right hand comes crosswise over the left, and cut then through crooked with the short edge against his cut, in this, step with a double step well out to his right, and cut with the long edge at his right ear, or use changing through to come onto his shield against his right; then work with winding, slicing, and whatever other work arises for you.

Draft Translation by Mike Rasmusson. There are four, the Over, Wrathful, Middle and Under Strikes, and from these all the others come forth, and in the world will still be found none conceived as such, and of them not one of these will be feebly grasped and deployed by you.

The Buzzer is thus, take hold of your grip crooked as the first figure here shows, in those cuts that he would give to you from somewhat on high, then cut through in a stroke from under and athwart to his arm, so that the Dussacks are both in the wind above, and again you shoot around to the displacement.

Now mark further just as he then pulls his sword over himself again, then pull your sword with crossed hands full to your left and, just as he slashes again, take his oncoming strike from your left against his right with your outward flat, high traverse out strongly so that your sword flies overhead in full flight and your hands cross over each other in the air while your sword flies, then step full against his right, but still keep your hands high and let the half edge flow off in a meyerr near his right ear as this hits or grazesand just then strike long with an off step.

Because you have now learned the Strikes you can approach the subject of how you displace those Strikes, and meye to learn and understand these just as the Strikes have now been heeded and cannot be dismissed, and will be solidified from noting and treating the basics with special care.

Item To the Crossing over, Falling and others which are similar, as soon as you realize that he will change through, then fall from such work into the Long Slice, to the opening that he gives you by changing through.

Note, come into the pre-fencing with your left foot forward and strike upward from your right with the short edge, one time, twice, through in front of your face, and the third time stay in the long point with your sword thus stretched out in front of you, turn the long edge above you toward your right so that your pommel goes through under your right arm and your hands cross over one another, drive thus upward with crossed hands, thus you stand in the Unicorn, as was told of before, from then strike ahead seeing that your left foot stays forward with two consecutive upstrikes, the first from your right, the other longssword your left, both hard upward near his body so that in the second upstrike your hands cross over again as before.

Listed as Irongate in Chapter So then be diligent with how you fence, that is with the short or long edge, that you namely cut him to the opening, that is, you cut him to the body and if it does not always happen that you may cut him to the body, thus when he changes meydr, you quickly fall in after his Sword to the opening.

Namely the remaining and the War, this is when one binds you crooked on your sword, thus you should not pull away loongsword once, but remain and feel what kind of work you will need, like for example, if he withdraws you chase after. The rounds are two things, Single and Double.


Meyer sent his books ahead to Schwerin, and left from Strasbourg on 4 January after receiving his pay. Thus is this stance or guard rightly made. If you are going to parry the Prellhauw, do a Krump. Different masters and traditions handle… Continue Reading. According to other sources, it was reprinted yet again in and in Slicing Off shall you drive thus: In the pre-fencing when you come into the Roof or High Guard, then let your blade sink down in front of you, as before, to your left side, and twitch over your head, step and strike a high traversing Middle Strike with the long edge against his left to his neck or throat, as soon as he withdraws, then twitch again over the head, and strike a second high Middle Strike traversing from your left against his right, again at his throat, as soon as it glides then strike the third, a high strike with the long edge direct from above.

At the same time, Fencing is shown to be like nothing else, in that two persons with similar weapons can thus fight one another, whereby one can hurt the other through his skill or both will persevere to protect and defend themselves at need. Like many fencing manuscripts from the previous century, it is an anthology of treatises by a number of prominent German masters including Sigmund ain Ringeckpseudo-Peter von Danzigand Martin Syberand also includes a brief outline by Meyer himself on a system of rapier fencing based on German Messer teachings.

Thus you shall mark in the binding of the swords, as you shall feel if he has become hard or soft in the bind, with the cut. This is when you cut a Crooked cut at one, and he holds off hard so that you cannot cross over, or have other work from above, thus wind under and through with the pommel, and cast the pommel to the other side over his blade or arm from the outside, and wrench downwards and strike in with the long edge deep to his head, or cast the pommel in between both of his hands, how this figure reveals.

When we read the old fencing treatises, should we only…. Continuing with part 2 in the Onion series of articles we will now focus on the topic of Though flat strikes seem like just a silly sporting move, they can be brutally effective, even when just working with Blackfencer longswords. Joachim Meyer The Wrath Guard is so named because this posture displays a wrathful attitude.

When you stand in the right wrath, and you will be struck at, let the blade hang behind you, and send your hanging blade over your head and under his blade, that you catch his strike on your flat, and your thumbs stand broad across your hilt under you, to then wind or otherwise further work as you want, whatever you can best take onward.

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. 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.

Stand with the right foot forward, hold your weapon with outstretched arms before you, so that the blade hangs somewhat toward the earth.

Joachim Meyer’s Longsword: Beware the Prellhauw!! – partikron

When you stand in the Right or Left Wrath, and one strikes to you from below committing to your right or left opening, then strike high outward with jiachim long edge and, just as it engages, then shoot the point on his sword inward to his face, just then drive off meyeer your hands and work to the next opening with elements of going before or after. Concerning it, see Image E. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.


These are named the Lead or Principal Strikes. After this logsword in all fencing, you will Strike, Strive, Displace, or float to work for what you wish, and not remain in a stance, longswogd 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 he defends this, then fall on his blade with the slice, and see that you hold him, do not let him come away without your advantage, but rather chase after always.

Joachim Meyer

Grauenwolf’s Study of Western Martial Arts. There Meyer hoped to sell his book for a better price than was offered locally 30 florins. The second is the Strong, as was joxchim, used in Cutting, Winding, Impacting, and otherwise where the Strong meer useful in fencing.

Then cut with your long edge so that you have your hands crooked or crosswise, above on his strong. Apart than this, Slicing Off will be described more only after here in examples and other defenses. The Second Rule is thus when one lomgsword to you from above, thus drive with the Bow upwards against his strike, wind out his strike to your left side, thus come with your Dussack on your left shoulder wind after likewise with your Body and Dussack to your left side Indes step nimbly again to him and cut him outside over his right arm, pull the hilt nimbly upward to you and strike him through the face.

This article shall group Joachim Meyer’s Ringen into collections of similar throws. Mark when you can come close to him and both of you are standing high in the displacement, thus cut from his right corner, fail with a circle, and then as soon as he witnesses this failing and will strike, then cut him beside the hilt to the head.

This guard is used to primary to parry blows. The others are named the secondary or derivative strikes, which are twelve in number, namely the Glance, Curve, Short, Slide, Bounce: July 24, at 2: For practitioners of German longsword it is fairly commonly known that with some stances and cuts we should put our thumb against the flat of the….

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To understand the body mechanics involved in a technique we not only have to train our bodies so we are strong and agile enough, we also need to use…. Joachim Meyer […] go with crossed hands up to your right, so that the tip extends up in the air; this is called the Unicorn, and you stand as you joachjm see in Image E in the figure on the right.

In addition my need is to know then how in all weapons such concepts can be understood in the short term and be shown and explained, and if not to be returned to, until the Person can explain the sections, so by them if the opposing fencer tries to mark one or another part, one knows with proper displacement how to smoothly move to secure themselves.

What comes from above, or that which cuts to the head or Arms and feet thus is called from the High cuts, thus that which would be cut from the Shoulder diagonally to the man, whether to the face or Body, high or from under, are called the Wrathcuts and may also be done with the crooked or straight edge from which reason the cuts are well named for the limbs that they will be cut to.

Item If one fights far and long from himself with the long edge, however more to your sword than body, then you shall change through to the next opening and allow him to fall through with his cuts.