Your princely grace’s submissive and obedient Joachim Meyer, Freifechter and citizen of Strassburg 15 Compare the version in the Ringeck Fechtbuch, fols. First published in , Joachim Meyer’s The Art of Combat is among the in English of the German Fechtbuch corpus, and the Glossary likewise is the first of . The Art of Combat by Joachim Meyer, , available at in English of the German Fechtbuch corpus, and the Glossary likewise is.

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The Guard of the Roof, which is also known as the High Guard, is explained as follows. Pull again around your head and wrench out his blade with the flat from your right athwart fechtbuh his left, so that your sword again flies around above your head and allow the short edge to shoot in deep to his left ear, at once cut two undercuts to his right and left, Indes cut away. The strikes with the Sword are many, belonging to meyr groups, which are common to both the direct and indirect strikes which we shall name.

Also note that chasing is when an opponent meger too high upward, and you chase him below either with cutting or slicing as he draws up for the stroke; likewise if he strays too wide to the side, and you chase his weapon to the opening from above. Item In the Zufechten, before you correctly come to him, thus cut through besides your right, so that your weapon shoots over in plunging, step on your way, with the right foot to him, let your sword drive around the head and pull a high strike from the Roof while in the air, but cross your hands, threaten to cut with the short edge, if he whisks this from him and will set on, thus wind you hand around again and convert your Crooked edge into a thwart, let the thwart also not proceed, but rather fail and run past, then strike the other, to his right side, that is double failing, these two failers will be accomplished in the air when you wind around his blade, yet you can terminate this therein when you will, to the displacing or in a winding, thus when he would reach to you, that you with your device would not like to come to him, but when you have deceived him, that he feels he must displace you, thus emyer the double failer very good and goes very quickly.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fwchtbuch thus is jachim 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, fechtbch 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: The Middle is the work or joacbim, when one of the participants shall endure longer in the handwork than his joacgim fencer, and displace in all withdrawals. Firstly, list the terminology invented by masters of this art so that one can learn and comprehend meyet secrecy and speed of it all the quicker and easier.

The handwritten fencing book had probably a devotion in it and it was dated. Strike the opponent powerfully through his face, upwards step through the strike after to your opponent with your right foot and leave your sword slide around and set him the first in his chest, Zwerch his arms defend yourself with the strong over fechtguch hands, and mark in this, then as soon as he makes his sword too wide in the Long-point, thus lay on with the point outside and over his arm.

This can be executed to the left thus striking his right side with a changed point, in that fehctbuch will strike against his right by engaging with the long edge.

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Navigation menu Personal tools English Log in Request account. Once achieved, we need your words and thoughts in this art, first from notes you would clarify, then onto subjects important to read in training, then to other subjects you want to develop further, so that the discipline of fencing grows on properly understood principles you have contributed to, rather than relying on mindless juggling, thus greater the difference between juggling and fencing will become, and the Knightly art of Fencing will grow from Warriors far and wide, particularly to Citizens at large, but beware the Juggler, to whom the unseemliest losses are and who is found everywhere in the world, until all are put away.


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 of those that love such art. Note when an opponent comes before you in the guard of the Plow, then attack happily with the Squinting Cut, As soon as he drives out, then work to his lower openings and further to all four openings.

The others are named the secondary or derivative strikes, which are twelve in number, namely the Glance, Curve, Short, Slide, Bounce: 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 slashover 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 by 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.

When at the onset you come into the Left Wrath stance, then drive over the right thigh, as above with the left, one strike, two, three, yet then step and strike from your low left out strongly through your right upward, so that your sword flies over in the air in an upstrike toward your right, then twitch over your head and strike a strong traverse to his left ear, onward quickly crosswise and high traverse to all four openings: 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.

Yet while you as was told drive a bit above you, then thrust your pommel through under your right arm so that your hands become crossed, quickly and nimbly with an inward flat oe short edge with the next intended step out to his left behind his sword to his head, as the small figures on the left side of illustration C show, you thus expose your left opening, he will rush to do the same, thus do no more then pull your pommel out from under your right arm again, and wind your sword into the long point so that your long edge turns to stand against his blade, thus you stand in direct displacement, as is shown by the other smaller figures in the same illustration.

After that, explain these terms so that everyone may understand what is meant by them. If you are approached by one who is in the Slice, thus step and cut crooked from your right under and through his right arm so that you connect on his knuckles with the crooked point, the other, take him out strongly from your left with the Flat over his right arm, so that your weapon again flies around over your head and with your cut going over his right arm to his face, if he defends this, thus cut him to the face.

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.

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Note this also, if he does not extend his hands far from him in his cuts but rather holds them close by himself in fighting, you may readily change through far from him. The End is the resolution, where one fencer shall withdraw without damage from his opponent and strike away if desired.


Meyer’s writings incorporate both fechttbuch traditional Germanic technical syllabus and contemporary systems that he encountered in his travels, including the Italian school of side sword fencing. And you should yourself not mistake that more than four are known.

In this rhyme two things are realized, firstly, to the cutting secondly, to the four openings of the Man, to which the joacgim will be cut, and note that you cut all cuts with outstretched arms, and with this reach far to fechtbuhc man, also as soon as a cut from one side fails, thus you should quickly cut to the opposite side.

Twice stepping is done like this, when you are stepping with your right to his left, this necessitates then that you still farther step around, thus step quickly with the left foot towards the right, behind your right foot beyond or past, before you have even set your left, you can step forth with the right, then Slice myer, mark this following device:.

Views Read View source View history. Daruon in Stucken weiter. Short cut is a throwing in from the Left against or over his right, which will also be clarified afterwards in a special device.

You send yourself into the Thwarter thus: 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 second part of Meyer’s treatises is designed to address new weapons gaining traction in German lands, the dussack and the rapier, and thereby find places for them in the German tradition.

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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. The Strong of the Sword is the name for the part running from the Cross or Hilt to the middle of the blade, the Weak is from the middle to and with the point or end itself, from which the Long and Short edges grow.

Therefore, see that you give stepping to him with every one of the cuts, then when you cut to his joahim and you don’t step with the foot from which side you have cut, thus is the cut useless, but when you don’t dare to give all to the cut, thus may you also not step fully, rather only with the gestures stand, when fechtbucu do step, such you will better learn still, with practice.

Mark thus when you stand before one in the Bow, and he will not cut so pull upwards into the Watch as if you would cut from high especially if he does nothing, wind in the air and cut with the joachlm edge from under to his right arm quickly and jerk the Dussack again around to your left shoulder, from there cut a defense strike through his right, to the arm or above the arm through to his face, and then cut Cross or a Driving cut.

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. Restored by Heidi Zimmerman. This cut has the name Boch Cut, therefore that my naming this is only about the clashing on that is to be done. In this, learn from the rhyme, when you should do it.

His fencing school in Strassburg is said to have lived on for more than a years after his death and to have subsequently been taken over by the French state. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.