After a long and excited waiting, Kevin Maurer has finally managed to deliver a great gift on the last day of the year; a complete translation of Meyer's von Solms treatise, dated to ca 1560. Kevin has been working on this and lots of other great research for many, many years and I am personally most grateful for his generosity and hard work here. So, a deep and heartfelt thank you to Kevin and the MFFG from us here.

This is another important piece in understanding Meyer and his teachings and I encourage everyone with even a slight interest in Meyer to read it. It is well worth it.

You can find the translation here: Meyer 1560 - MFFG Research site

And here: MS A.4°.2 - English Translation (on Hroarr) 

And you can read more about the provenance of the treatise here: The history of Joachim Meyer’s fencing treatise to Otto von Solms.

The original treatise can be found here MS A.4°.2 

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.