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Back to Basics 1 – Fundamentals and Footwork in Meyer

Back to Basics 1 – Fundamentals and Footwork in Meyer

Our first look at the basics will concentrate on a few of the fundamentals of the Meyer system, particularly with an eye to contrasting them with earlier traditions and establishing a firm foundation upon which we will build our art. The learning objectives for this post are to gain an understanding of: Meyers divisions ofRead more about Back to Basics 1 – Fundamentals and Footwork in Meyer[…]

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[…]