Some Longsword Techniques

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Some Longsword Techniques

Postby Keith P. Myers » 21 Jan 2012 17:46

Hey Guys!

Please excuse the cross-posting, but I get the impression that quite a few of you don't make it over to the HEMA Alliance forum very often. So I wanted to point out a few threads I started in case anyone was interested in what I've been coming up with.

The Rose:

http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/view ... f=3&t=1717

The Sturzhaw:

http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/view ... f=3&t=1718

The Fligelhaw:

http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/view ... f=3&t=1719

And just today....the Krumphaw:

http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/view ... f=3&t=1771

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Re: Some Longsword Techniques

Postby Axel » 28 Jan 2012 18:48

Thanks for sharing Keith!
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Re: Some Longsword Techniques

Postby Page, A. » 29 Jan 2012 10:15

Thanks for the videos, Keith, they are very educational for beginners and are joy for the eye.
Just to ask, isn't there a problem with leaving the bind this way, as it is shown in the first video for example at 1:58 and 2:10. And than later changig the direction of the strike in the middle of the opponent's zornhau at 2:33. I don't know much about Meyer, maybe tehre's a reason for this.
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Re: Some Longsword Techniques

Postby Keith P. Myers » 30 Jan 2012 14:33

There would certainly be some risk involved in leaving the bind this way! So the action would have to be based upon "fuhlen" or "empfinden." If your opponent is applying some forward pressure in the bind, then leaving the bind to circle under and to the other side would not be a good idea! You could very well run right into a thrust. If he is applying forward pressue, then Example 4 would be a better choice if you want to use the Rose. But if you sense that he has lessened his pressure and is about to draw his sword back to launch a technique of his own, then this can work very well. You also have to be sure to take a good step so that you are off-line from his point. Hope that makes sense!

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Re: Some Longsword Techniques

Postby Keith P. Myers » 12 Feb 2012 21:24

Here is another. This one is on Meyer's Kurtzhaw:

http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/view ... f=3&t=1817


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Re: Some Longsword Techniques

Postby Katzbalger » 20 Mar 2012 19:37

I'll comment the Rose first. What Keith Myers says does make perfect sense to me, especially for the first two. It seems, especially in the first two examples, that as a prerequisite for this technique to work, the opponent needs to apply pressure towards the side, preferably in a very dedicated way. Otherwise, there seems to be a moment when you don't have good contact with his blade and according the distance, you might eat cut or thrust in a very unpleasant way.
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