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Johann Andreas Schmidt - Fechtkunst auf Stoß und Hieb - 1780

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2009 01:44
by Alex Kiermayer
German smallsword for thrust and cut, vaulting, wrestling:

http://books.google.de/books?id=1VICAAA ... fechtkunst

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2009 21:35
by andy d
Hi Alex,
Nice use of left hand in parrying,any chance of this in English?? :roll:

Re: Johann Andreas Schmidt - Fechtkunst auf Stoß und Hieb -

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2011 23:42
by Piermarco
http://digital.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/hd/content/titleinfo/102327

1713 edition of the same (with one additional plate on page 4).

Re: Johann Andreas Schmidt - Fechtkunst auf Stoß und Hieb -

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2011 16:30
by Reinier
As pointed out by the gentleman writing the below blog, Schmidt was likely a student of Bruchius! Comparing the treatises there are great similarities, both in content and in writing style, suggesting Schmidt may have had a copy of Bruchius' book as a reference while writing his own. The fencing style seems to be very similar as well!

http://fechtgeschichte.blogspot.com/201 ... ister.html

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2013 16:19
by Reinier
1749 edition (different title, but appears to be the same book) here:
http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/en ... 00001.html

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2013 16:23
by Phil C
andy d wrote:Hi Alex,
Nice use of left hand in parrying,any chance of this in English?? :roll:

Only person I know of who has translated these German texts into English is John "Doc" Lennox- and even then only enough to make working notes for his Ph.D.

Re: Johann Andreas Schmidt - Fechtkunst auf Stoß und Hieb -

PostPosted: 07 May 2013 06:45
by Reinier
During the preparations for one of my workshops in Dijon, I made an English translation of the second part, On Cut-fencing (Hieb-Fechten), which is available here:

http://www.bruchius.com/docs/On%20Cut-f ... %20RvN.pdf

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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2013 10:45
by Reinier
I just can't stop myself ;)

Fabris describes "L'Andare di Risolutione" or "Proceeding with Resolution", a set of special exercises in which the principles of rapier fencing are applied to approach and hit the enemy with a continuous walk, without standing still. These exercises were also taught, and described, in Germany in the 17th and in the 18th century, and they are mentioned by Bruchius as "Camineren". Johann Andreas Schmidt also taught the "Caminiren" in his 1713 treatise. I hereby present my English translation of his description: http://www.bruchius.com/docs/A%20great% ... %20RvN.pdf

Re: Johann Andreas Schmidt - Fechtkunst auf Stoß und Hieb -

PostPosted: 10 Dec 2014 13:39
by Reinier
Jan Schäfer had finished some transcription work on Schmidt years ago, and I happened to have done some more. There were only a few bits missing here and there, so that was easily remedied.
With the addition of an intro, and some layout work, it is now my pleasure to present a nice complete transcription of Johann Andreas Schmidt’s Fecht-Kunst for you all to enjoy over Christmas.
http://www.bruchius.com/docs/Schmidt%20 ... d%20JS.pdf