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Meyer’s Longsword: On Parrying

Meyer’s Longsword: On Parrying

In general terms deflecting the opponent’s sword comes under the term “parrying”, though you may also encounter the term “setting aside”, as well as the German words “absetzen” or “versetzen” (which basically mean setting aside or displacing).  Meyer himself tends to describe all parrying using absetzen/versetzen, but in other texts there are very specific passagesRead more about Meyer’s Longsword: On Parrying[…]

Some Thoughts on Safety While Training

Some Thoughts on Safety While Training

Much of the conversation in the longsword fencing community revolves around safety equipment.  There is a constant striving for a gold-standard of safety gear which will allow participants to practice risk free at full speed.  My own preference in this regard is to begin train slower and more cautiously with less protective safety equipment withRead more about Some Thoughts on Safety While Training[…]