There is a growing interest in Meyer's rappier and to aid in this, and as I also plan to study this more myself since it is basically required in order to fully understand Meyer, I decided to create this page.

If anyone wishes to collaborate with other Meyer Rappier fencers and post articles for debate here on this very topic, then let me know and I will help you get sorted. Meanwhile, here are some good articles by Chris Slee:

Meyer’s Rapier and Dagger (and Cloak)
Meyer’s Rapier Parries
Meyer’s Rapier: In the Onset
Meyer’s Rapier in One Post
Meyer’s Rapier: Attacking the Straight Parry

... and some nice clips posted by Robert Rutherfoord.








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Roger Norling

Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer’s Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with the Gothenburg Free Fencer’s Guild (GFFG).

Starting with the Gothenburg Historical Fencing School in 2008, he is since 2015 a member of the GFFG. His main focus in his research is the “Kunst des Fechtens” and primarily the longsword, dussack and polearms. He has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer since 2009. In this he has enjoyed collaborating with the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild and in May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG.

Currently, he is writing on several books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, as well as on pedagogics for teaching martial arts.

He is the creator behind the three sister sites, Water on a Rock, an online journal on philosophical ponderings, and and shares his experiences and knowledge in articles on both sites.

He regularly lectures on topics related to HEMA, and teaches workshops on Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events around the world. For more about this, read his instructor’s profile.