Scholastic Musings

Stand Back, I’m about to do… SCIENCE!

Stand Back, I’m about to do… SCIENCE!

“When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re going to see some serious sh!t…” Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown Caveat: If you don’t care about maths of physics at all, stop reading now, however a better understanding of some simple physics will improve your understanding of which cut to apply when.  Not to mention the fact thatRead more about Stand Back, I’m about to do… SCIENCE![…]

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[…]