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MOAR WEAPONS!

 

Of late, I've been neglecting my weapons training somewhat. I've barely picked up a sai, bo or katana recently. I've done ok as a HEMA teacher but my own skills have been somewhat sidelined in favour of teaching, so I want to make an effort to do more weapon training.

 

I need to practice my current kobudo katas and get learning the next one(s).

 

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I need to get my arse in gear and sort out a HEMA syllabus for longsword and maybe cutlass.

 

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I miss practicing with my boken / katana. Will include it here.

 

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Additionally, I'm interested in looking into spear fighting - I'm curious if a safe facsimile can be cheaply constructed for HEMA class... :suspicion:

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AND I want to use weapons training as body conditioning / cardio / muscular stamina training to help get me back in the habit of regular exercise. 

 

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more to follow...

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So... the week is almost over and I've done next to nothing on this so far ill-defined challenge challenge.

I might have some time this evening to do something constructive.

Tomorrow I'll be kayaking for a couple of hours and on Sunday I should have a chance to go for a nice long walk in the park and possibly do some more exercise.

 

Also, it seems I double posted this 4WC... oops. I'll see about deleting the other one.

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3 hours ago, Hugh said:

So... the week is almost over and I've done next to nothing on this so far ill-defined challenge challenge.

 

Moar weapons plz.

 

3 hours ago, Hugh said:

Tomorrow I'll be kayaking for a couple of hours and on Sunday I should have a chance to go for a nice long walk in the park and possibly do some more exercise.

 

Then weapons?

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Yay! Welcome back! Sorry I didn't drop in sooner, but I think your stuff looks really interesting.

 

Anyway, I don't think the goals themselves are all that vague. You want to build a sword routine, research spear-building, and pick up kobudo again. The problem seems to be that you don't actually have definitions to determine when you've succeeded at a thing versus when you have not.

 

It might not be a bad idea to sit down and hash those things out. If you do, the next three weeks will probably be incredibly constructive for you.

 

And as always, you have our support. Let's iron this out and get it done.

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7 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

Moar weapons plz.

 

 

Then weapons?

 

Yes. Weapons. Moar weapons. All the weapons!
Did some sword practice today along with some kettlebells and some short hill sprints.

 

Will do more sword practice tomorrow and will break out the sai ad bo for some kobudo work after kayaking.

 

Sunday TBD :) 

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Saturday: did a little bit of Bo work and longsword practice after kayaking - didn't do Sai though.

 

Sunday: went for a walk in the park and did cutlass practice, bo katas and some basic spear stuff.

 

Today: Had to push start the car this morning, so that was a bit of resistance training ;)

HEMA Class this evening.

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Hi all :)

 

Been busy to the extent of not posting here!

I've admittedly got relatively little done this week apropos of my goals but it's been an otherwise productive week thus far and I'm feeling very positive.

 

Managed to finish up all the assignments for the course I'm not technically on (but should still get credit for). 

 

I replaced my old crappy car with an equally old but significantly less crappy one. An ugly looking vehicle but very spacious and it should be easy enough to get through it's test in a couple of months... and most importantly, super cheap! I had to go to Dublin to get it, which added a few quid to the total what with train and tram fares etc, but €200 for a working, well maintained, road-legal car... I'm pleased! :)

 

...but it does look kinda peculiar...  Fiat%20Multipla%20(4).jpg  ... See..? :indecisiveness: 

 

 

 

So,had to push start the old car on Tuesday and Wednesday too. Less resistance training though, as I cleverly left it pointing down the driveway this time. 

At least that's sorted now.

 

HEMA class was cancelled on Monday evening due to assorted family emergencies (not mine, several other members of the club) but I used the opportunity to research some spear stuff. Did a little bit of solo practice with bokken and bo.

Wednesday karate was cancelled for me as I had to rush to Dublin to snatch up an excellent offer on a car (see above) but I did make sure I did a little kata practice during the morning.

 

Good HEMA session this evening. Talked spear stuff. Everyone's very keen to get it going.

 

On 5/18/2016 at 1:34 AM, Kishi said:

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Did you end up figuring out what you wanted to do as far as making routines and such?

 

Yes, I think I did...

 

Now to officially clarify my goals:

 

Kobudo and Katana practce - boken/katana, bo, sai (I'll leave the nunchaku for now. That'll be all it's own thing in a future 4WC.): Twice a week, I'll run through my current bo and sai katas and take up a boken or katana and run through the basics. I'll do this with a meditative focus on form, footwork, technique and breathing. 

Additionally, I'll learn bo sandan by the end of the 4WC. (I might even post a video if you're all very, very good.)

 

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Cardio Conditioning Longsword practice - simple enough: Twice a week, I'll run through footwork, cuts, parries, master strikes and solo flouryshes for at least 5 minutes at a pace sufficient to count as cardio / body conditioning. 

Cardio Conditioning Cutlass practice - Like longsword, and probably during the same workout sessions: Twice a week, I'll run through footwork, cuts, parries, moulinettes and solo flouryshes for at least 5 minutes at a pace sufficient to count as cardio / body conditioning.

Ideally, these short practice sessions will be part of a more generalized workout which will include some bodyweight and kettlebell exercise as well as sprints up my driveway.

(Also, I'll hopefully be picking up an unnecessarily huge tractor tyre for flipping and dragging before the 4WC is over - I'm sure it can be involved too!)

 

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Longsword syllabus - I've been putting this off too long. It's no that hard to write up a list of techniques that need to be learned to a certain degree of proficiency o attain a certain rank in the club. I'm not sure why I've been putting it off - possibly because it formalizes something I enjoy doing socially..? I don't know but if the club is to grow, then formalized it must be!

By the end of the 4WC I will have a framework syllabus in place on the Leitrim Longswords facebook page which details which general and longsword-specific techniques should be known or mastered for novice, intermediate and advanced students. This should help everyone know exactly what is important to practice first.

 

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Spear Stuff - initial research is promising. One of my students is an expert in two handed spear re-enactment fighting and is happy to indoctrinate the club int the basics. I've been looking at single handed spear / spear and shield and will continue to do so.

By the end of week 3, I'll be including at least minimal spear work in the regular HEMA classes, even if it's just drilling with rake handles.... But, by the end of the 4WC, I'll have at least two usable spears for competitive sparring / practice. (Videos might appear here too ;) )

 

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optional - cutlass syllabus - Like the longsword syllabus: For bonus points, by the end of the 4WC I will have a framework syllabus in place on the Leitrim Longswords facebook page which details which general techniques and cutlass specific techniques should be known or mastered for novice and intermediate students.

 

 

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Ha ha, looks like you are riding around in a beater, sir. You'll never drive for Uber in a car like that. :D But, you know, it also looks like you could fit many things in there, and that looks good.

 

Anyway, everything else looks good. I'm always excited to hear about new training implements, and I reckon you got some good stuff coming up with the tire. :)

 

Good luck with the syllabi! Hopefully you get the chance to do some freaking awesome stuff with it!

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Excellent HEMA session yesterday.

Good intensive exercise, all the basics of longsword and cutlass at a high speed while bouting / sparring :-D (several boxes ticked all at once)

oh, and a killer intensive warm up. One of my lads asked if we could up the warm up intensity a bit. Happy to oblige. Asked him "on a scale of one to ten, how intense do you want it?". He said eight.... :devilish:  (must admit, I'm pretty sore from it today too)

 

 

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Good active second half of the week.

Wednesday did a good karate/kobudo class. Nice and intensive. bo katas and sai katas :)

Thursday saw another good intense HEMA class. Longsword and spear! Yay! :triumphant:

Also did 2 hours of kayaking including a "sprint tow" of two kids to get back before the weather got too bad ;)

 

Chilling (and gaming) today. Nice long walk and cutlass and katana practice planned for tomorrow.

 

 

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Right, so... I didn't get home from the forest park in time to do sword practice yesterday but what I did do was push my not particularly svelte wheelchair using friend around said forest park for an hour or so. Hills and gravel paths made for quite a good workout!

 

HEMA class this evening. I'm feeling a bit vindictive so they can expect a good warm up and some intensive drilling! :devilish:

 

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Good HEMA class Monday.
 

Intense karate class Wednesday but only a little bit of Bo practice. Might have overdone it though because I've now got a flare up of achilles tendonitis, which has me hobbling about like Igor :-(

Last night's HEMA class was cancelled due to most of my lads having schedule issues. That's the problem with such a small group - if three of the five students can't make it, we can't pay for the hall rental.

Just as well though because I went for a 2 - 3 hour kayak up the lake in beautiful sunshine and, while I did apply sunblock it apparently wasn't quite enough. Got uncomfortably burned on my shoulders. That, combined with sore achilles with which i must be careful, would have made HEMA class a bit miserable.

Oh well. We live and learn. 

Taking it easy today. 

 

 

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Still in Igor mode :apologetic:

Good HEMA session on Sunday - I took it very easy due to achilles pain. Don't want to make that an worse!

Got spears for everyone and did some good two handed spear drills and very light sparring (due to some creative and financial delays, they're just sticks for now but in a week or so, they should have custom designed, hand made safety tips on them). Everyone enjoyed that and wants more, so that's good. 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/6/2016 at 10:45 PM, Kishi said:

Seriously, man, spears don't get enough love.

 

Get better soon!

 

In the meantime, how'd you do this challenge?

 

Fair to middling, as the phrase goes...

 

Kobudo - not too bad... though not as good as I'd like. I'll see about getting a video of me doing my next sai or bo kata...

HEMA - Got the longsword syllabus done. (link to follow) W00T! :-)

Katana - eehh... not so good. Only did a couple of practice sessions.

Spear - Pretty good. got the gear, did the research, did some practice, did some more research. Got some ideas. Happy enough with this.

Conditioning - Did a few sessions but not as many as I should have. That said, those I did were fun and effective. Definitely a good workout for my next 4WC.

 

My Achilles tendon issue is going well. Been here before and I know the program: I can walk properly and, with careful warm up, exercise (good karate session this evening - the last for a good few weeks due to summer holidays of most students). Another month or so of limping and then I should be back to normal pain levels.
 

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Normal pain levels

14 minutes ago, Kishi said:

Hopefully normal pain levels mean no pain at all.

 

In the meantime, it sounds like things went not-badly! If you ended up making progress in a direction that you wanted, then good enough!

 

Normal pain levels means "moderate" assorted discomforting issues - aches, pains, old injuries, worries, concerns, DOMS, bruises, strains, stress, general stiffness (from being a 41 year old fellow of... lets say "overweight proportions") and general soreness developed from four decades of bodily misuse, abuse or neglect :abnormal:

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Here's our initial Longsword syllabus, for anyone who's interested ;)

(some terminology will be unfamiliar and/or "wtf" to non members as we, like most of HMEA clubs, tend to develop our own terminology as we find the need to label techniques)
These are basic principles and concepts which students will learn, develop and advance as practice progresses...

 

Longsword Syllabus:

The following lists are requirements to be considered to be at a certain level.

 

Beginner:

Nothing. Welcome to the club J

 

Novice:

Footwork:

Basic stance. Forwards, backwards, advance, retreat

 

Guard positions:

Four principle guards: Vom Tag, Pflug, Alber, Ochs – on both sides.

Basic familiarity with different ways to grip the sword.

 

Techniques:

Basic parry on each side, point up and point down – on both sides

Oberhau, Unterhau, Mittelhau – from both sides

Stabbing with the point from ochs or pflug.

 

Terminology and principles:

“Sword before body” principle, in most cases.

Every club’s style or terminology will be slightly different.

 

Intermediate:

Footwork:

Basic stance. Forwards, backwards, advance, retreat.

“Volte”, “Volte-Grand”, reverse, switch, shuffle, “truffle”, Lunge, Thrust,

 

Guard positions:

Four principle guards: Vom Tag (high and low), Pflug, Alber, Ochs – on both sides

Langort, Schrankhut, Nebenhut.

 

Techniques:

Basic parry on each side, point up and point down – on both sides

Oberhau, Unterhau, Mittelhau – from both sides.

Stabbing with the point from ochs or pflug.

Zornhau, Krumphau, Zwerchhau, Scheitelhau, Schielhau.

Transitions from normal grip, to thumb grip / handshake grip / v-grip.

Basic 8-move flourish.

 

Terminology and principles:

“Sword before body” principle, in most cases.

Every club’s style or terminology will be slightly different.

Long and short edge, Strong and weak,

Halfswording for attack and defence.

 

Advanced:

Footwork:

Basic stance. Forwards, backwards, advance, retreat.

“Volte”, “Volte-Grand”, reverse, switch, shuffle, “truffle”, Lunge, Thrust, Double step, clock step,

 

Guard positions:

Four principle guards: Vom Tag (high and low), Pflug, Alber, Ochs – on both sides

Langort, Schrankhut, Nebenhut, zornhut, Schlussel,

 

Techniques:

Basic parry on each side, point up and point down – on both sides

Oberhau, Unterhau, Mittelhau – from both sides.

Stabbing with the point from ochs or pflug.

Zornhau, Krumphau, Zwerchhau, Scheitelhau, Schielhau.

Sturzhau, wechselhau, absetzen, absetzen, nachreissen

Transitions from normal grip, to thumb grip / handshake grip / v-grip.

Basic 8-move flourish.

Keith Farrel’s Meyer Flourysh of the basic guards.

Keith Farrel’s “cutting on the side of the leading leg” flourish.

At least two takedowns.

 

Terminology and principles:

“Sword before body” principle, in most cases.

Every club’s style or terminology will be slightly different.

Long and short edge, Strong and weak,

Überlaufen, Duplieren, mutieren.

 

 

 

 

 

Terminology list (borrowed from a website) – some terms might be slighty different to thoe used by Leitrim Longswords:

 

Term

Translation

Explanation

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Ansetzen

bring pressure [on sb]

This technique can not accomplished without bringing physically pressure on somebody. The wording “set on” in other translations does not transport this elemental part.

auswendig

out-sidewise

Special translation to distinguish it from “outside”. Usually this means you come from the outside of the opponent but it could as well and then again mean that you come from your outside.

B

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Blindhau

Blinding Strike

 

Bogen

Fiddlestick

The fiddlestick got his name from the position of the sword in relation to the left arm. It resembles the fiddlestick over the violin that is held by the left arm.

C

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D

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Duplieren

double

see Doubled Strike

Duplierter Hau

Doubled Strike

If you double a strike you do another strike that uses the power of the first one without any backswing. You use the bouncing or the backslash of the contact to produce a fast strike at the opponents face or arm (or any other opening) and cut.

Durchlaufen

Running through

“Durchlaufen” has the meaning of traversing an opponent. But it is not simple a bypassing. It includes a smoothly evading of the opponents weapon (mostly under it) with merely touching the other’s blade in a securing parry. So it is indeed like a liquid running through.

E

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Einfachen Versatzung

simple displacement

see Schlechte Versatzung

Einflechten

Braiding-In

In Braiding you try to keep the contact to the blade of the opponent while you aim is to block his path to your body and find a path to wound him. Not like the War and the Winding, the Braiding is active.

Einhorn

Unicorn

A position where the point is very high and the handle is usually over shoulder height.

Einlaufen [jmd]

running-in [someone]

Getting close enough to start wrestling in a frontal movement.

Einschießen

Shooting-In

Shooting in is the easiest way to score with a thrust by a direct fast movement in a opening.

Eisenport

Iron Gate

see Eisene Pforte

Eiserne Pforte

Iron Gate

A guarding and displacement position with the handle below breast height and the point usually showing upwards.

F

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Fahre auf

rise up

Usually this describes a upward movement not only of the weapon but of the whole body.

fall ihm über (etwas)

fall (on him) over (something)

If you fall on somebody (or parts of his body) than you do it with a small and hard strike and keep the pressure after the contact.

Fehler

Miss

Missing the blade or the target on purpose with the aim to get a better hit.

G

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gehe auf

(see Fahre auf)

Nearly the same as “fahre auf” but there may be a small falling step involved.

Gewappneter Hand

armed hand

A hand that is armed with a weapon. Usually this describes the grip in the blade by the second hand to support the weapon or to reduce reach. Where the grip is placed depends on the technique.

H

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Hals

neck, throat

The manuals do not always differ between the throat and the back of the neck, the translation is getting interpretive here.

Hauen

hit, strike

A strike is not cut, the stike is a simple movement in a direct line from the start to the target.

Haw, Hau

strike

see Hauen

hin auswärts

outwards

A step outside of the line.

hinder sich, zurück

backwards, back

Literally “behind itself” means a backward movement of the part mentioned.

hinten nach

behind towards

The leg, that is behind follows the movement of the leading leg to get a good and stabilized stand.

I

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inwendig

in-sidewise

Special translation to distinguish it from “outside”. Usually this means you come from the inside of the opponent but it could as well and then again mean that you come from your inside.

J

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K

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Knopff

pommel

The end of the swords handle.

Krieg

War

In the War you try to get close to the opponent while you stay in contact with his blade. Everytime he tries to push you and your blade away you

Krumphau

Crook Strike

The Krumphau is placed askew the walking direction, if you walk to the right you strike krump to the left and vice versa.

Kurze Schneide

Short Edge

see Rücken (Weapon)

L

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Lange Schneide

Long Edge

see Schneide

Langes Messer

see Messer (not translated)

A name of a kind of weapon.

Langort

Long Point

The long point is not an exact position but the longest reach that a fencer has where he is still safe (protected by his sword or by distance). This position is traversed in every strike.

lauf [jmd] ein

run [somebody] in

see Einlaufen

M

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Messer

not translated

A weapon that is edged from point to crossbar on one side (long edge) and edged on the backside to the first third of the blade in maximum (short edge). It has a crossbar, a very long handle with a hooked pommel, and features a protection for the back of the hand that is called a nail and in fact was a nail in the cheaper versions.

Mittelhau

strike from he middle

The Mittelhau is usually a strike that is done from one side starting below the headline. In some cases it describes a sidewise position of the weapon.

N

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 ———————

Nachreisen

Thereafter Riding

Following the strike of the opponent in it’s shadow.

Notstand

emergency stand

A unexpected situation where the opponent plays four aces.

O

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Oberhau

strike from above

The strike uses a fast downward movement and usually starts above shoulder height.

Ort

point

The point is not only the pointed foremost part of the weapon, there is a point at the other end of the weapon too if it is a staff weapon.

Orthau

Point Strike

This is an other wording of the Zornhau-Ort.

P

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Parieren

parry

Parrying something meanst to stop it from continuing, to block it. This is what is called the “einfache Versatzung” or “schlechte Versatzung”.

Plinthau

see Blindhau

– explanation missing –

Popgen

Fiddlestick

see Bogen

Q

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Quer

Cross

see Zwerch

R

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 ———————

Reiß Ort

Tearing Point

Tearing is not connected with the Point usually but as the meaning is unclear, the translation is still feasible

Reiß Ort

Riding Point

Riding Point could be the simple extracting of the arms in which you can Durchwechsel, Einschießen etc. You can provoke or feint with the Point riding from one opening to the other.

Rücken (Weapon)

back, short edge

This is the short edge (see Messer or Schneide for more information)

S

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Scheitelhau

Crest Strike
Parting Strike

This is a Oberhau where the handle is lifted high in the air and the arms reach long for the top of the head. The meaning of the term changed in time, getting more dedicated to the parting of the hair than to the angle of the sword and arms.

Scheitler

Crest Strike
Parting Strike

see Scheitelhau

Schielhau

Sqint Strike
Slant Strike

A strong Oberhau where the weapon is turned in the edge axis very fast at or just shortly before contact.
There is a different meaning of that strike in the manuscripts.

Schildhau

Shield Strike

Also this is probably the Schielhau with a small change in the name I translated it with the protective Shield.

Schillerhau

Shoulder Strike

Often translated as a Scheitelhau, but this is wrong. Both strikes are found separately in the MI29. “Schiller” is found in local dialects for Schulter. So this Strikes aims for the shoulder and not for the parting. In the context of Martin Sibers fencing, this is a form of Duplieren.

Schilthau

Shield Strike

see Schildhau

schlagen, mit

strike with

Striking in the same direction following the strike of the opponent and displacing it that way.

Schlechten Versatzung

simple displacement

The simple displacement is not bad, it is a parry a full block. In most of the cases this is an something like a mixture between the Prime and Quint in modern fencing terms or the “umbrella block” or “roof block” in FMA.

Schneide

edge

This is the long edge of the weapon. The terms “long” and “short” edge results from the Knife, where only a short part of the backside was sharpened.

Schnellen

spring

There is no perfect translation for this old verb. It is a bit like striking in a fast flashing movement.

Schneller

Spring Strike

Like a any strip of metal the sword reacts like a spring if in a pressure the blade flips from the opponent’s blade and springs forward to the target.

Schnitt

cut

The cuts are delivered out of a binding and are part of the so called Wounder.

Schrank Ort

Barrier Point

The Barrier Point is usually a result from a Zwerch Hau (Cross Strike) to the left side of the opponent. It ends in crossed arms that are very stable against pressure from above or the side.

Schwäche

feeble / weak

The front part of the weapon, which is by the lever rule easily displaced if not accelated by a strike.

Schwech

feeble / weak

see Schwäche

Spitze

point

No explanation needed.

Stärke

strong

The part of the weapon transporting the force of pressure near a hand holding and stabilizing it.

stehe mit dem Fuß vor

stand with foot forward

This describes not a situation where you wait of your opponent to walk to you and you stand in a guarding position, but it describes a situation where you are in and came to by actions of your own (preferred) or actions of your opponent.

stehe still

stand still

This does not mean that you do not move, it means that you do not jump or do big steps. The intention of this expression is, that you do not attack and do not try to evase anything. You hold your stand.

Sterk

strong

see Stärke

Streitaxt

Poleaxe

A staff weapon with at least one iron point and two applications on the top for cutting, hammering, or stabbing in a right angle from the staff.

Sturzhau

Overthrow Strike

The strike is a strong Oberhau where the point is thrown heavily down and the handle is raised, usually the weapon is turned in that movement, so that the other edge hits.

T

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Tag

roof

The 1:1 translation on “Tag” would be “day”. In this word is the meaning of the old time calculation included. “Day” was “High noon”. But as the same position is called in several treatises as “dach” “roof” I generally used “roof” as the translation. In fencing there is no difference between “roof” and “day”. It is a position where the point of the swords traverses an upright position.

Treffen

hits (contacts)

They are used in the plural form. A contact is made with the own weapon to any part or weapon of the opponent.

Treffer

hit (special Hitting Strike)

See Treffen for the common meaning of Treffer. The special meaning is found in some treatises. It is translated as “Hitting Strike”. But the strike is nothing special at all. It just means that you strike to the openings above and below. If you do it often and fast enough, with a lot of variations you will hit.

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Überlaufen

running over (pass over)

Running Over is based on the principle that the blade lying over the other has the longer reach because it has the smaller angle to the horizontal longest range.

Überschießen

Shooting-Over

This implies that if you are able to create an engagement of the blades where your blade lies over his (in the strong of his blade), always try to shoot the point at his face.

Unterhau

strike from below

The strike uses a fast upward movement and usually starts below shoulder height.

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verkehr

reverse / turn

see Verkehrter Hand. If this is in relation to a weapon it means to turn the weapon 180° from the current position by turning your arm and wrist.

Verkehrter Hand

reversed hand

In most of the cases this means a hand where the palm looks upwards. But literally this is just a turning of the hand at the wrist.

Versatzung

displacement

Displacing something means to get the thing away from the place it wants to be, to bring it in an other direction or consume the energy of the motion.

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Wechsel, Wexel

changeover

The changeover is not a position or a guard, it is the moment where you turn your wrist and change from an inside hand position (thumb up) to an outside hand position (thumb down). This is needed to use the long edge in a combination of strikes from below and above.

Wechselhau

Changing Strike

There are two meanings of this expression: 1st the combination of strikes from above and below with changing of the hand position (see Wechsel) and 2nd the same combination but without turning the hand so that the edge changes from short to long edge that is directed against the opponent. Both meanings are valid for interpretations.

Wecker

Waking Strike

A very strong Oberhau that is designed for defense. The name was probably derived from the fact that this strike hits the other weapon very loud.

Winden

Winding

In Winden the point and handle does a circular movement around the opponent’s blade with the contact point as the center of rotation. In combination with a forward movement of the body this changes into a spiral.

Wunder

Wounder

Cut, Stab, Strike are the three ways to wound someone.

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Ysenport

Iron Gate

see Eisene Pforte

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Zedel

Markverses

Verses to remember, to mark.

Zorn Ort

Wrath Point

The Zorn Ort is the short term for Zorhnau Ort, a combination of strike and thrust that is produced from the right shoulder.

Zornhau

Wrath Strike

The Wrath Strike is a powerful strike that is done without any displacement or thought on protectim yourself.

Zucken

[with]drawing, twitch (shrug)
jerk

This is a small movement of the weapon without any given direction in the aim to disengage a binding (withdrawing), or to provoke a reaction like a parry (short striking or stabbing movement as a threat). The translation of “Zucken” to “twitching”, “withdrawing”, “redrawing”, or “jerk” is not exactly matching. It is a small backward or forward movement with the blade. There is no perfect translation to that word. On one hand it means “withdrawing” the blade a bit, on the other hand it means to threaten with the weapon. 

Zwerch

cross

This means from one side to the other more horizontal than vertical. In later mathematical or drawing manuals this was a horizontal line.

Zwerchhau

Cross Strike

see Zwerch.

 

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