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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This Slinging Strike shall fly out even like a stone is thrown from a sling, whatever more you need note on Slinging you will find described in sections after here.

Part 5 – Staff by Joachim Meyer. Then at once Thwart to his left ear with a step out, deeply wind your short edge inwards and again outwards to his left ear, and rechtbuch cut away from him. Looking for beautiful books? Both versions were simplified redactions of Meyer’s more detailed work. Unfortunately, death seized him a short time after his arrival, leaving fechtbucch burden of his debt to his widow and brother-in-law. Meyer was born in Basel, [4] where he presumably apprenticed as a cutler.

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The Art of Combat : Joachim Meyer :

So now, because the Ox is an especially good stance to engage your opponent, I will give a short lesson and rules on how you shall engage your opponent in the Before, rush, and force displacement from it.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Zufechten slash up so that you come into the Guard of the Roof, as soon as you can reach him, at once wind the short edge to him, while its still in the air, squint with your face as if you would cut to his left with the Squinter cut, don’t do this, but rather allow the Squinter to fall past by his left and work to his right, or work him to the right and cut quickly again to his left, take your body well after with it, for this is a fine and good work that can’t be written as well as it can be shown with the living body.

Where the proper steps are not used, the ancient Fencer commented and covered this as stated in his twelth rule:. His second manuscript MS Var. In this winding around remain hard on his shield and press hard from you. Staying is two moded, firstly when the swords stop each other, watch what One wants to fence with then and where you can attack your opponent if you will.


Wrathcut is also from above, but in those from the first it is differentiated of those from straight from above, this goes however diagonal from the shoulder and is known as the correct Fatherstrike, Wrathtcut or also the Battlecut for this reason then, he who is strongest is greatest amongst all.

Counter – let go the left hand, and allow him to wrench without avail, Indes drive after his upwards pressing, with your slice to his arms, do not allow him to come to any further work, nor to cut freely, when you see your advantage, at once, allow your sword to fly to the next opening. The Art of Combat: This is a very good rhyme that admonishes you earnestly to pay attention to the openings that fall before you.

Item if one stands before you in the Long Point, thus position yourself with the gesture that you would cut in with a long High cut to his left ear, do not do this, but rather turn in the air and cut a strong Squinter cut to his sword, when it clashes, then slice the point forward into his face so that he must displace.

In Zufechten, when you come close to him, then position yourself as if you would cut a long High cut at him, when he drives out to meet you, thus turn the short edge from your right, in the air, against his left and jerk your pommel upwards, cut him with the short edge over his arm or hand, step well to his left side, allow this to run forth over in a circle and cut long after to the next opening, or fight to him with the under cuts.

Meyers book was supposed to be in the collection fechthuch King Ludwig I of Bavaria in These three strikes shall go from one to another in a nimble flight.

Stand with the right foot forward, hold your weapon with outstretched arms before you, so that the blade hangs somewhat toward the earth.

Item Cut him initially a long High cut to his head near by his hilt and allow this quickly to run off besides his right, and cut a long cut after to his face, and the two cuts should go hand in hand. If he then escapes you upward, then you shall pull or wind your pommel back out from under your arm; thus you reverse your sword back around. The strikes with the Sword are many, belonging to two groups, which are common to both the direct and indirect strikes which we shall name.

That is when an opponent would defend off your double flicks and sets you off, thus catch his shield with yours and shove out; away from you sideways, Indes let your short edge snap around deep at his other opposite opening. The low parts are guarded with the Plough, whose two modes are similar figures for two sides, the Right and the Left, and so are named the Right and Left Plough, and both will become for you nothing else than stabs outward from below.


1561 Joachim Meyer dedicated a fencing book to the Pfalzgrafen of Pfalz-Veldenz

Item Note when you approach him in the Zufechten, then see when he shows his arm will strike, thus cross your hands while in the air yet that they remain high, and throw the point at his hand or arms, joachjm is the weak or the furthest part of the blade, and that should happen when he goes up to strike, and before he is ready, thus be on his blade, with a Mejer cut, for such techniques should fly and go quickly.

Building on his earlier s work MS A.

Item Take note when he goes out to strike, thus cut him after besides his hilt to the face and that must happen, while he has his Dussack in the air to strike. You must however complete the slices thus: Along the considered lines you can move meyeg, etc.

Item In every cut are three things to think about, that namely you wrench inward after cutting or striking.

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The first to be named is the Bind or Haft, including Pommel and Cross, for charging, Wrenching, Grappling, Ffechtbuch, and of service in other work. Mark when one strongly binds to you on the blade, so remove your left hand from the pommel and grab there with both Blades in the middle, and drive with the haft fechtbuh pommel over besides his both arms, Pull to you, thus must he lose his sword.

Or when you thus have caught one’s hand as described above, then heave upwards and go through under his right, stoop down to the ground and grab with your right hand and your Dussack around behind his Leg, how you may do in all Grabbing, heave upwards, thus he falls on his Head.

In stepping is much concerned. It treats the longswordDussackside sword both single and with secondary weaponsdaggerand various pole weapons including the short staff, halberd, and long staff.