Matt, I am sorry if you were under the impression that I do not listen to your opinions on the matter. It is just that your opinions – because they are not arguments, but rather opinions of interpretation (IMO, of course) are absolutely against logic and what I have practiced and studied from quite some time, and what my instructor has practiced and studied for a lot longer.
I’ll show you when I have the time to record a convincing material on the subject. And ‘widely accepted views’ is not very accurate when we are only a handful of people studying those manuscripts.
Sean, an active parry and a strike are not that different.
Matt, Shotokan and Wing Chun, which I have trained, although not enough to build a definitive opinion, are created in different circumstances, in different times, by different cultures and for different tasks. Fiore and Lichtenauer were in more or less the same cultural zone of Western Europe, more or less at the same time, using the same tools for the same tasks.
Herbert, I am sorry to have put doubt in your level of knowledge and understanding, but when you said the krucke was not an action and a strike that led me to do so. But we may assume that the fact a person has written a book or gives lectures does not mean that said person is incapable of mistakes in his understandings, is it not?
Ariella, Lichtenauer says that four are sufficient in his Zettel. The Zettel are not a handbook that covers all of fencing. That is way Ringeck says in his Glosa – use only these four guards, but later on mentions also schrankhut and nebenhut.
For the vocabulary, I could quote a friend of mine, a fencer and mathematician – ‘In mathematics, there are numerous different terms and vocabularies, yet the math is the same’
I wouldn't tolerate the abilites as a researcher and teacher of HEMA of my good friend Herbert to be questionned, were I in a bad mood (any possible disagreement on the interpetation of this I.33 manual cast aside : at least he was confident enough in his to have it published). Fortunately, I'm not, and I am confident that he will consider all this with spirit and an open mind (which he did apparently). And I'd be happy to discuss all this over a few drinks.
In the same way I do not tolerate the abilities of my instructor as a researcher and a teacher. And I try to not go personal.
The only way for to convince you is either meet you in person and show you what I mean, or do a good enough video presentation of that. When I can do either, hopefully both, I’ll come back to the issue.