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(June 13th, 2018 by Ludwig von Rege...)

A few notes from last week's longsword class.

We revised our current suite of cutting drills, the Mastercut exercise and the first posture exercise.  We added a second posture exercise: Start with left foot forward adopting each posture in turn while saying its name.

(June 5th, 2018 by Ludwig von Rege...)

A few notes from last week's longsword class.

We returned to the earlier drills.  To the cutting drills we added a variant where the Oberhau are performed with the short-edge, in the manner of a Schielhau.  So we have Schielhau 1, Unterhau 3, Unterhau 2, Schielhau 4.  Also Schielhau 1, Schielhau 4, Unterhau 2, Unterhau 3.  Note that the second pattern includes the short-edge to the top left followed by short-edge to the top right that we found in Meyer's first play from Vom Tag.

We revised the plays from Vom Tag, adding the next two.

(May 29th, 2018 by Ludwig von Rege...)

A few notes from last week's Longsword class.

In addition to the previous week's drills, two new ones.

Posture drill: Adopt postures while saying name.  Start with left foot forward, then repeat with right foot forward.

(May 22nd, 2018 by Ludwig von Rege...)

Some notes from the class of 16/5/18.

The five "Mastercuts" are:

(February 3rd, 2015 by Ludwig von Rege...)

This Tuesday night saw the return of regular training for 2015.  We've decided to keep playing in the park for February, and we'll look to return to an inside venue from March.  There is currently some uncertainty as to the venue, so stay tuned.

(December 2nd, 2014 by Ludwig von Rege...)

We finished off the year with our best "Fight Night" yet, with seven combatants including one new authorisation, and one visitor from Christchurch.  After some warm-ups, we rotated pairs (single rapier, single kill) until everyone had fought everyone else, then a straight king-of-the-hill.  After a break for water, we continued the king-of-the-hill format, but with any weapons combinations.  Hopefully, this got us into the right frame of mind for the Baronial Rapier Championship on the Sunday.

(June 3rd, 2014 by Ludwig von Rege...)

We had a great turn-out for the revival of Fight Night: two dons, five mere mortals and two more who are working their way towards authorisation (for one of whom it was their first time in full kit).  So from now on, for the first Tuesday of the month, we'll be putting into practice what we learn on the other Tuesdays.

And don't forget, we also play on Sunday afternoons (weather permitting).

(April 29th, 2014 by Ludwig von Rege...)

Update from last week: A better version of the pictures (mac9.ucc.nau.edu/manuscripts/giganti.pdf‎) reveals that Lesson 9 hits on the outside and 10 on the inside.  So the notes from last week should read:

Lesson 9: A takes the outside line, B disengages, A disengages and hits on the outside line.

Lesson 10 hits on the inside line.

(April 22nd, 2014 by Ludwig von Rege...)

We continued the Giganti curriculum, working through Lessons 6-12 from the Miedema translation.  All of these were plays we had done before, but we reviewed them, at first walking them through, then at speed with masks.

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