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The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2013 15:38
by Roger N
Following a longsword workshop I have held a few times, last at WMAW and in York, here is the first part of a new and quite extensive series of "Onion" articles, focusing on striking and displacing attacks in the Vor & Nach, as well as many other topics. Basically it will cover a lot of the basic concepts any beginner needs to learn, while hopefully also discussing some finer nuances that are of interest to the advanced student as well.

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-1/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises: Part 1

PostPosted: 18 Oct 2013 11:47
by Roger N
Ok, since I have so many articles coming up I decided to post this earlier than first intended. Part 2 of the Onion Article Series: Vor, Nach, Gleich & Nachreissen explained

Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-2/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2013 15:30
by Roger N
Part 3 is out now. This time on the various parts of the sword.

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-3/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 08 Nov 2013 14:17
by Roger N
Part 4 of the Onion series of articles, this time on the topic of "Fuhlen, Indes, Hard and Soft, Weak and Strong and if you like; just f*ck it all."

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-4/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 15 Nov 2013 14:16
by Roger N
... And it's out. The next article in the Onion series: "Kinetic energy, opposing strikes, leverage, Versetzen and distance"

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-5/

Happy reading!

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 06 Dec 2013 11:48
by Roger N
This week's "Onion" article, this time on the topic of "Types of Cuts". Check it out: http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-6/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2014 09:39
by Roger N
Been a while and it is a little late, but here is the new Onion-article, number 7, on the topic of tactics and strategy. This is a topic little discussed in older treatises but which Meyer advises frequently on in his treatises. Hope you find it interesting:

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-vor-nach-flow-exercises-part-7/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2014 11:29
by Roger N
After a bit of a break from the Onion series of articles I am now bringing it back by releasing a new article on the topic of "deception".

Also, due to some comments about waiting for the actual exercises connected to the article series and since the topic have expanded quite a bit, I decided to rename the series to "The Onion - Basics of European Longsword".

Exercises will still be included in the series, but several concepts need to be explained still, for the exercises to be performed correctly with the many aspects, the *onion layers*, of them in mind.

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-basics-of-european-longsword-part-8

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2014 06:51
by Roger N
With apologies for the delay in posting last week's article, here is a new article in the Onion series on basic German longsword. This time the topic is "stances". I hope you like it!

Halfway through this series now and very close to actually shooting some videos, starting with the next article.

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-basics-of-european-longsword-part-9/

Re: The Onion: Vor & Nach flow exercises

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2014 08:46
by Roger N
I am releasing this article a bit early as it is relevant to the longsword workshop I am holding together with Robert Molin at Swordfish this weekend. The topic this time is "Shifting grips" and it actually finally includes a video.

http://www.hroarr.com/the-onion-basics-of-european-longsword-part-10/