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These figures painted here are the paths through the man to which and through which one Cuts, the first line has three parts, namely on the Head, on the Arm and thus that one strikes Outright. The Sword is firstly divided in two parts, namely from the grip to 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 ojachim how the figure below this shows. 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.

If you are going to parry the Prellhauw, do a Krump.

Item If you are a Strong man, so come into Changer like longword, cut his forward held Bow with the Half edge from under and away from you, cut nimbly after to the face. It is done thus: 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.

The figure on the right in the same image [F] teaches you how to execute the Hanging Point, except that it does not show the arms extended enough. However if he strikes at your left from below, then step quickly out to his left and strike with the long edge onto the strong of his sword, as soon as your sword moves or glides on his, twitch your sword high above yourself again and slash down with the short edge quickly and deeply to his left ear while stepping forward out to his left, he will then want to rush to displace and then drive above against it, so then strike nimbly with the long edge over again to his right ear and in this longswotd step full against his right like before, yet stay with the cross high over your head, and mark as soon as he slashes over then fall further with a cut to his arm, if he is not hurt longdword this but would evade your work, then follow after him staying on his armand when he makes the smallest extraction, then let fly to another opening and strike him away from you.

Item If you stand in the guard of the Fool, and he falls on your sword with his own before you come up, then remain below on his sword, and heft upwards; feel myer whether he in the displacing, intends to execute a cut or winding against you, if so, then do not let him come away from your sword, but pursue him, and work meanwhile to the nearest opening. Changing through is useful against those who fight with the Squinter or Crooked Cuts. Mark, this is that before all things you shall rightly undertake and understand these two things, Hopefully this will better aid the modern student in learning….

But rather solely, I’ve attempted to write an instruction book, therefore I will not only repeat the Thwart here, but also write more fully about it, for the instruction longsworf those that love such art. The fighting arts are always molded and constrained by the contemporary social context surrounding them, and this will change what techniques are used, when and why.


Joachim Meyer

The book consists of five chapters, covering the long sworddussack a training weapon not unlike the messerrapierdaggerand pole weapons. Continuing with part 2 in the Onion series of articles we will now focus on the topic of controlling the fight, or lack thereof and regaining it.

Thus send yourself in the Middle guard to your left side longswrod throw at him your crooked edge from outside over his Right Arm and Pull the Long edge to your left, through his face, if he defends this, and he drives above you thus cut before him long to the face. When you come joxchim to him, then Wing up by him, so that you come with crossed hands into the Unicorn.

Joachim Meyer’s Longsword: Beware the Prellhauw!!

Mark when one however thrusts to your face, under your displacement line, how you were taught above, thus wind the thrust out, therewith you make open your face, as soon as he strikes to your opening, so drive under his strike close by his hand, between the both of your hands, and thrust him in the face with your hilt.

See that you are nimble again in displacing. The Key is illustrated in Image D. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You can similarly strike out with your Sword from the Hanging Point, from which you drive over in front of you to move into the Guard of the Ox. Think of it this way… Complete a Zornhauw diagonal down into left Wechsel changer.

His early Lund manuscript presents a more summarized syllabus of techniques for these weapons, while his printed book goes into greater depth and is structured more in the fashion of lesson plans. I hold Nebenhut a bit lower than the Mair illustration. 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 through, you quickly fall in after his Sword to the opening.

Complete Translation from the Lund by Kevin Maurer. The lpngsword parts are guarded with the Ox, which is two moded, Right and Left, thus one can stand in the Ox in two modes, namely the Right and Left modes.

Item Take note when he goes out to strike, thus cut him after besides his hilt to the face and that must happen, while he has his Dussack in the air to strike.

Wrench out besides you both his arms with your shield and cross and as you shove or wrench release your left hand and quickly cut after, either short or long. We will speak as well of the spine of the sword, as shown in the previous illustration. If he then escapes you upward, then you shall pull or wind your pommel back out from under your arm; thus you reverse your sword back around.

This verse is very clear, how the others also are, namely that you should quickly cut the Thwart to the Ox and Plow, to the lower and upper opening, to longssord left and right, nimbly crosswise, diagonally opposite to all four parts, how with other names, thus you will see the four openings, further reported hereafter, extensively. July 25, at 3: Item When one strikes to you on the strong, so wind the point upwards against his Dussack and wind in on his weak on your lonsgword side and cut to him a Brummer from your Left outwards to his Arm or cut the Quick Cut.


The third part of Meyer’s treatise only appears in his published book and covers dagger, wrestling, and various pole weapons. Charging In is nothing other than a charge in under your sword, that both swords come together, beyond this belong grappling and throwing, so that you from here on will attain understanding, will I retain all until now, and now move on to the third section of my list.

Views Read Edit View history. As you come during pre-fencing into the Changer, and as he strikes to you then from Above, drive upward with the long edge against his strike, and step at the same time with your right foot against his left and offset him, then as soon as he glides, wind the short edge, and rush at him longswoord his head.

Joachim Meyer – Wikipedia

The Stances are also very useful towards the divisions and openings, thus if one comes into a Stance without danger before Striking, he can soon be mindful of what path to take from pre-fencing. If joadhim want more room then raise your pommel above to your left side, twitch thus overhead, and take your flat or short edge near your left from below through to his right against your right in a wrench out above him, so that your blade again flies over in the air, and strike with the half edge from above down with crossed joachin feinting over near his right ear, you can reach further with the short edge by stepping ahead, thus let it engage and strike a strong wrath strike to his left side and following strike away from him.

Whacker is thus, in the onset cut a strong cut onto his displacement and in that it clashes, or rests thus wind the cut into a thrust over his displacement line, that’s called the Whacker.

That cleared up the confusion! Item Note when you approach him in the Zufechten, then see when he shows his arm will strike, thus cross your hands while longxword 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 lognsword he is ready, thus be on his blade, with a Thwart cut, for such techniques should fly and go quickly. The third is a Squinter with the face, when I focus on a point longswprd act as if I intended to strike there but I do not do this to him, rather I cut in elsewhere.

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…. Interestingly, Meyer’s rapier teachings in the Pongsword seem to represent an attempt to unify these two weapon system, outlining a method for rapier fencing that includes key elements of his dussack teachings; it is unclear why this method did not appear in his book, but given the dates it may be that they represent his last musings on the weapon, written in the time between the completion of his book in and his death a year later.

When joachm drives upwards then pull your sword around your head in a flight and cut with the short edge and crossed hands; athwart to his right ear, allow the left hand to go well out and thus the short edge goes deep.