This article shall group Joachim Meyer’s Ringen into collections of similar throws. The Onion – Basics of European Longsword: Part PDF | The XVI century longsword fencing fundamentals of master Joachim Meyer . This Pin was discovered by Sam Lewis. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.

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This guard is executed thus: Strike with the half edge and crossed hands from above toward his right side forward through above, so that both your hands stay overhead, but in striking cross your right hand boldly over your left, thereby you will want to reach or graze his right ear with the half edge, the sword thus clips him with your arms under yourself, then step with the right foot to take on his right side or to bring yourself back, and strike a direct splitting strike to his head.

This cut has the name Boch Cut, therefore that my naming this is only about the clashing on that is to be done. Item Cut him a Buffalo cut, as soon as he cuts after, thus displace and cut after him through to his forward limb and come quickly again in the displacing.

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Therefore note when a Roof guard Buffel is coming for you, then see that you parry once or twice, until you see the opportunity; that he has driven up the furthest for a stroke. This strike is described thus: This Guard shall now be fully described, stand with your Mryer foot forward, hold your weapon with the point or Weak stretched out from close at your side aimed at the ground, so that the short edge stands toward your opponent, such as can be seen from the right figure in meyrr D above.

In the Sword this is namely attacking, followed by the withdrawal or other than to the first to reach it, send your attacks through the Guards and Hew like they follow afterwards here, however to the other parts and the middle work, this will be reprinted with the handworks, and a mixture of convenient cuts.

Beyond these strikes come the proper Master Strikes, which we shall also name, from which all masterful and artful moves with the Sword are made and accomplished with varying grips, these are Wrath, Arc, Traverser, Glancer and Vertex which are all used when wanting to conclude and complete, and which I will describe to you.

Doing what we are told or what we are taught? I hold Nebenhut a bit lower than the Mair illustration. When joacchim opponent starts to move his sword above or below himself so as to prepare to strike, you rush at his targets and thus preemptively intercept his Strike, which then can be joined against as you come to want or need, with this one fences and sweeps away with your strike.

As with the dagger, the sources Meyer based his staff teachings on are largely unknown.

Wrathcut is also from above, but in those from the first it is differentiated of those from straight from above, this goes however diagonal from the shoulder and is known as the correct Fatherstrike, Wrathtcut or also the Battlecut for this reason then, he who is strongest is greatest longsworc all. Moachim is from the right Ox striking the high quarter, with the H – D line being addressed, the other is from the Left high part going to the right lower part, along the B – F line.

In longsord now let yourself mark this, and position yourself as if you would make large and far steps, but actually stay closer with your feet correct, and attack him. Below is an excellent video taken from IGXwhere Jean Chandler gives an extensive look into the cultural context of German martial arts and weapon possession and usage in the late 16th and 17th centuries.


The inverted strikes are those where in the strike you turn your sword hand around so that you hit the opponent, not with the full or long edge, but somewhat with the joacbim edge, flat, or engage at an angle. After this point in all fencing, you will Lonbsword, 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.

Now follow the techniques on the Guards together with the cuts, and have diligence with the cuts when they again make you open, even though he doesn’t seem far.

Joachim Meyer – Wikipedia

Firstly if you will execute the high or Vertex Strike, you will find yourself in three Stances, first in the start you will stand in the Roof, in the Middle in the Long Point, and end up in the Fool, so you have moved directly from above through the Line from A to E via three Guards or Stances.

Note how the hands are held higher than Pflug, but not quite as high and extended as it would be in Langort. Joaxhim Thus one in Wrathguard stays, may I say, he opposes you wrathfully in Longswor, from which comes the name’s use, but this is premature and will further, as much as, hereafter, needfully enough, and understandingly be given and taught.

This time we will start moving into somewhat more unexplored and unmapped territory, working with various clues gathered from different places, to….

The Direct strikes are named meysr as they strike against the opponent with the long edge and outstretched arms.

In joacnim with earlier German sources, Meyer’s system gives pride of place to the longswordwhich is both the first weapon discussed, and the weapon treated in most detail, forming an exemplar-teaching tool for the rest of the system. 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. Then thirdly, achieve lohgsword ability to extend the art in your own right, and from your clarity attain and exude the proper judgement in Stance and Strikes so that Youth will not have to learn this art unguided and, because of your unspoken word, ill is wrought and they thus learn wrongly jozchim the detriment of the art.

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 meye step with your left foot well to his right side. There are at least three in Meyer. Item Thus when you may reach him, in the on going, in the Bow thus cut a long cut through his displacement to the face and cut quickly to the displacing, upwards from outside against his weapon, right away work inside and outside to the Openings.

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The Change Strike is nothing other than changing from one side to the other, from above to below and back again, before striking your opponent, thus make it so. Thus send yourself in the Middle guard to your left side and 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 lkngsword him long to the face.


Item In every cut are three things to think about, that namely you wrench inward after cutting or striking. Item This is also called the double failer when you let it double or twice run off, to deceive him. I beg thus in subservience Your grace, wants a work such as mine, although unwary and minor a work, than that from one, Your grace, to all possible service in subservience and wholeheartedly, studiously flowed and graciously will accept.

The First Squinter goes thus; when you are in the Zufechten, then note as soon as he goes out to strike to your left, then position yourself as if you would strike at the same time to him, do not complete this, but rather turn your Sword in the air so that your hand comes crosswise, and then cut in from above to his right with the short edge and crossed arms, at the same time as him, so that his Blade comes also to his right, or falls by your Right, however, step well with the left foot to his right side.

Joachim Meyer’s Longsword: Beware the Prellhauw!!

And in all chasing, if he escapes you, be sure to turn your long lontsword against his weapon; and take good heed of the slice, for with it you can force him out of all his work. When you stand before one in this same work, how you have previously been taught, thus pay attention when your advantage will come, then step aside at once with your left foot out to your left side, and cut with a circle to his right while you are stepping but that in running past to the right, it grazes, and also with this Circle, step through with your right foot between you and him, in to his right side, with this stepping through, cut a Zwerchhau from your right to his left, forwards to the face Indes spring well out to his right and cut him long after to his head.

These are named longsowrd Lead or Principal Strikes. The one I showed for longsword. Little is known about Meyer himself. The first is a taking out from your left and a winding out with the Flat, the other is a Strong cut from your left through his face with the Long edge with a twofold strike through the Cross. Crooked is thus, grab around the grip well so that you have the Dussaack crooked, thus if he cuts or not, so step immediately out and cut with the crooked edge, through the Diagonal, Wrath, Uberzwerch, or Middle line.

This is a very good rhyme that admonishes you jkachim to pay attention to the openings that fall before you. If you bind once from your right, overturn your sword in the bind, and pull out to your left side, so that you both stand close together in the meeting, thus endevour that you can come at him with the pommel from below and wrench over yourself, or you rush him from Above to grapple over the arm with the pommel, or to whatever way the winding wants to happen, then wrench out underneath, that you joadhim come farther to hear more.

Withdrawing thus is shown: Remain hard on his shield and wind rapidly back out, thus you stand back in the Clashing Cut as before. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Firstly will each one of the actions in Fencing be divided into three parts which are particularly good to note.

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