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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For it is known that you go at him correctly in the After, thus you have very often whenever the swords connect or two strike and clash together above, there joachi, an opening below. This can be executed to the left thus striking his right side with a changed point, in that you will strike against his right by engaging with the long edge.

Joachim Meyer

Slicing on the weapon is when the double reversing has failed you; then you shall chase after twice, and remain with the slice on his arms. Mejur should one note when one cuts one of the four cuts through the stated line, and he is High or Middle, thus should one always cut out to the next line to the displacing.

Thus you shall mark in the binding of the swords, as you shall feel if he has become hard or soft in the bind, with the cut. Meyer probably wrote his first manuscript MS A.

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 double, mark this following device:.

Currently, he is writing on several books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, as well as on pedagogics for teaching martial arts. The Wound Strike is described as follows: Item This is also called the double failer when you let it double or twice run off, to deceive him.

Charging In is nothing other than a charge in under your sword, that both swords come together, beyond this belong grappling and throwing, so that you from here on will attain understanding, will I retain all until now, and now move on to the third section of my list. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Gruendtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens Joachim Meyer. You must be logged in to post a comment.

The End is the resolution, where one fencer shall withdraw without damage from his opponent and strike away if desired. However, the Barrier Guard is when you hold your Sword with crossed hands in front of you with the point at the ground, which is seen from the figure in illustration F. If one cuts at you from his right, thus cut also from your right simultaneously, with the short edge and crossed hands, so that in this, the sword proceeds, thus step in with a double step with the right foot, quickly around to his left, and fall with your long edge on his arm, now set above, and if he drives upwards, and will not trouble you with the slice, thus follow after with an under slice on his arm, shove him from you how the figure nearby demonstrates, that is a proper and Old Cut and cuts down a Master with it.


Mark thus when you come close together, then work him high over his displacement firstly with a Crooked cut over his displacement to the Left ear. As you come during pre-fencing into the Changer, and as he strikes to you then from Above, drive upward with the long edge against his strike, and step at the same time with your right foot against his left and offset him, then as soon as he glides, wind the short edge, and rush at him against his head.

Mark when you find someone in Left Wrath guard how this figure shows, thus come into Steer and thrust him to the face with displacing, that he must Defend, thus cut him nimbly through the face the other is a High strike to the Head.

Come into pre-fencing with your Left foot forward, wings out from both sides, as if you would stand in the forenamed Key guard, drive with crossed hands overhead on your Right, so that the point is aimed high above and outward, thus it is named Unicorn, and stand as shown by the figure on the Right of illustration E.

So much is then built on from here. There are three Squinters, namely two Squinting Cuts; one from the right, the second from your left with crossed hands not unlike the Crooked Cut, how I have reported above concerning the Crooked Cuts. I beg thus in subservience Your grace, wants a joachom such as mine, although unwary and minor a work, than that from one, Your grace, to all possible service in subservience and wholeheartedly, studiously flowed and graciously will accept.

As I have included several in this book for you. This will now be described. Item If he remains, then you wind.

Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens (Joachim Meyer)

You are commenting using your WordPress. Slicing Off shall you drive thus: In common with earlier German sources, Meyer’s system gives pride of jkachim to the longswordwhich is both the first weapon discussed, and the weapon treated in most detail, forming an exemplar-teaching tool for the rest of the system.

However, during the journey he became ill and died only two weeks after his arrival. The first to be named is the Bind or Haft, including Pommel and Cross, for charging, Wrenching, Grappling, Throwing, and of service in other work.

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.


Longmans, Green, and co, From the preceeding, Hanging is to be understood clearly, this you do thusly: For the Left Ox reverse this, namely stand with your Right Foot forward, hold your hilt near your head on its Left Side as said above.

When your opponent starts to move his sword above or below himself so as to prepare to strike, you rush at his targets and thus preemptively intercept his Strike, which then can be joined against as you come to want or need, with this one fences and sweeps away with your strike.

The Wrathful Guard is known as such since the stance has a wrathful bearing, as will be shown. So then be diligent with how you fence, that is with the short or long edge, that you namely cut him to the opening, that is, you cut him to the body and if it does not always happen that you may cut him to the body, thus when he changes through, you quickly fall in after his Sword to the opening.

The inverted strikes are those where in the strike you turn your sword hand around so that you hit the opponent, not with the full or long edge, but somewhat with the short edge, flat, or engage at an angle.

Note, come into the pre-fencing with your left foot forward and strike upward from your right with the short edge, one time, twice, through in front of your face, and the third time stay in the long point with your sword thus stretched out in front of you, turn the long edge above you toward your right so that your pommel goes through under your right arm and your hands cross over one another, drive thus upward with crossed hands, thus you stand in the Unicorn, as was told of before, from then strike ahead seeing that your left foot stays forward with two consecutive upstrikes, the first from your right, the other from your left, both hard upward near his body so that in the second upstrike your hands cross over again as before.

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Onward from the Start, two basic underlying principles shall and must be attained, namely how from the Stances one shall execute the strikes, which will be named and counted, and how one thus comes to success will be clarified. But none of the swords match the description and that the book belongs to Paulus Hector was known at that time. The Middle is the work or handwork, joacnim one of the participants shall endure longer in the handwork than his opponent fencer, and displace in all mryer.

His academic work specialises in European treatises on the use of arms and armour. While I amply teach next, but follow firstly the Quick cut.

The single is made thus: