Meyer’s Four Types of Fencers: How we conceive of them and ourselves

Posted on Oct 28th, 2019 - By James Reilly - 0 Comments

And the first are those who, as soon as they can reach the opponent in the Onset, at once cut and thrust in with violence. The second are somewhat…

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A Wonderful Struggle: The 16th Century Art of Civic Combat, Part 1

Posted on Oct 19th, 2019 - By Adam Franti - 0 Comments

There is a particular tension at play in the modern Historical European Martial Arts community regarding the the early and later period expressions…

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On The Five Words and Withdrawal

Posted on Aug 12th, 2018 - By James Reilly - 0 Comments

Mark, this is that before all things you shall rightly undertake and understand these two things, which are the Before and the After, and thereafter…

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Meyer Pilgrimage Part 2 – Basel

Posted on Aug 5th, 2015 - By Roger Norling - 2 Comments

Almost exactly a year ago I was lucky enough to be taken on a small journey that has been a long time dream of mine; walking in the footsteps of 16th…

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The Ringen of Joachim Meyer

Posted on Jun 26th, 2015 - By Keith Cotter-Reilly - 2 Comments

This article shall group Joachim Meyer's Ringen into collections of similar throws. Hopefully this will better aid the modern student in learning…

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A key to Meyer’s mechanics & footwork – part 1

Posted on May 12th, 2015 - By Roger Norling - 1 Comment

Here is a rough diagram that tries to explain the core mechanics that go through all of Meyers fencing and which are the foundation for the…

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The Onion – Basics of European Longsword: Part 9

Posted on Oct 21st, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

This time I will speak rather briefly about stances and the ideas behind them. This does not just apply to the longsword, but is applicable to…

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Meyer Pilgrimage Part 1 – Straßburg

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 1 Comment

We all share the same love for our personal and shared discoveries of a forgotten European martial arts tradition and studying it we all learn to…

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The Onion – Basics of European Longsword: Part 8

Posted on Jul 18th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 0 Comments

Although not originally planned to be included in this series, I decided to add an article on a topic that deserves special treatment, since to…

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The Onion – Basics of European Longsword: Part 7

Posted on Feb 15th, 2014 - By Roger Norling - 1 Comment

This week we will be taking advantage of one of the greatest benefits from reading somewhat later masters, like Joachim Meyer and George…

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The Onion – Basics of European Longsword: Part 2

Posted on Oct 18th, 2013 - By Roger Norling - 7 Comments

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. In…

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The Onion: Basics of European Longsword: Part 1

Posted on Oct 10th, 2013 - By Roger Norling - 2 Comments

For the last year or so I have been working on a group of primarily longsword exercises based on studying fechtmeister Joachim Meyer's…

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Joachim Meyer’s dagger system

Posted on May 30th, 2013 - By Roger Norling - 2 Comments

Note: This is a working document and will continuously be updated as we work with our interpretations of Joachim Meyer's dagger…

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Meyer and Marozzo dagger comparison

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012 - By Roger Norling - 2 Comments

  It has been debated regarding to what extent Meyer was inspired by the Italians, the Napolitans and the Bolognese fighting systems and…

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