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Meyer Longsword - stance revision and cuts

Submitted by Ludwig von Rege... on June 30, 2010 - 12:12pm

(Patrick's Notes)
Revised "Primary Stances" (Ringeck: Fier Leger) Drill: Start in High Vom Tag (Oberhut) with left leg forward. Cut to Alber, Ochs and Pflug, then thrust into Langort, passing to each position (remembering the intermediate Langort / Hangetort). Then swing via Nebenhut back into Vom Tag (now with right foot forward) and repeat.

New Horizontal Cuts drill: Cut from Ochs to Ochs using either Mittelhau or Zwerchhau. Leader can call to mix them up.

Worked on cuts from Meyer: Windthau (Winding Cut) and Kronhauw (Crown Cut), both worked well. Both emphasise obtaining cutting power by pushing the pommel (lever about the right hand). Resemblance of Kron to Schielhau noted. Attempted Blendthau (Blind Cut) but couldn't make it work. I now think I have a better idea of how to do it.

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