A journey through a technique: the Durchlauffen

The “running through” is mentioned already in the pseudo-Hanko Döbringer (on folio 23), and is universally transposed throughout the so-called German martial literature. Durchlauffen, in fact, is a blanket term for a body of techniques, and many instances are characterized by various differing nuances according to the treatise in which they are found. If we take a look at the Fechtkunst Glossary redacted by Dr. Jeffrey Forgengin 2004, we can pinpoint when this term or one of its iterations are used: Durchlauffen: Gladiatoria 50v ; Ringeck 30r, 42r ff.; Starhemberg 22r, 32r ff., 37r; Lecküchner (M) 72v ff.; Egenolff 8v, 23r;...

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