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Wednesday (Meyer)

Submitted by Ludwig von Rege... on November 2, 2011 - 12:00am

Mostly sparring, but we attempted the two grappling manoeuvres from Meyer's Dusack treatise.

Running in:  Both of these are responses to a Scheitelhau.  The defender blocks the cut above his head, stepping in on his right (unless the attacker rushes in).

  1. Grab the attacker's right wrist with the left hand in a reversed grip (in this case, elbow out) and twist their hand up and away.  Put your left foot behind their right and push with your right hand against their chest.  You should be able to step into their place, pushing them on their backside.
  2. Rather than grabbing their wrist, you could go under their right arm and reach around their body with your right arm, and grabbing their right knee with your left hand.  Hoist them forwards over your right leg.  The key to this seems to be that if they are hard in the bind, when you remove your weapon (to go around their body under their right arm) they fall forwards; you then help them on their way (hand knee etc).

Both these techniques are quite simple and seemed to work well, although we stopped short of actually throwing each other.  When we can arrange for a softer surface we might pursue these further.

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