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(June 30th, 2010 by Ludwig von Rege...)

(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.

(June 23rd, 2010 by Ludwig von Rege...)

(Patrick's Notes)
Drill: Starting from Schluessel, perform a Scheitelhau passing forwards then Unterhau passing backwards to arrive back in Schluessel. First do stopping at each stance (Vom Tag, Langort, Alba, Eisenport, Hangetort, Einhorn) then do slowly but smoothly (no stopping).
Similarly practice Zorn, starting and finishing in Ochs (Langort, Wechsel, Nebenhut, Hangetort, Einhorn) on both sides.

(June 9th, 2010 by Ludwig von Rege...)

(Patrick's Notes)
Hitting (and intending to hit) during drills

Recovering in guard after the hit
Practised: stringere - lunge, lunge into covered line, cavaccione, contracavaccione.

(June 2nd, 2010 by Ludwig von Rege...)

(Patrick's Notes)
Discussed the problem of left/right.  Meyer only discusses explicitly
two left/right variants: Ochs and Pflug.  In Ochs, it's left if the
sword is on the left (right foot forward), in Pflug, it's left if the
left foot is forward (sword on right).  We decided to adopt the
convention (till something better comes along), that stances are
generally described by which foot is forward except for Ochs.  So, for
example, Wechsel left has the left foot forward and sword on the right.

(May 26th, 2010 by Ludwig von Rege...)

(Patrick's Notes)   This is a list of the stances we practised:

From high to low

(May 19th, 2010 by Katherina Weyssin)

(Katherine's Notes)
Hands: Usually have both hands on the hilt, right hand closest to quillons
(for RH combatant).

(May 12th, 2010 by Ludwig von Rege...)
(Patrick's Notes)
Worked on two (of the seven) parries Meyer gives for the rapier.  Comments in square brackets are mine.

1. Setting off / Absetzen
Meyer says: Setting off is when, from one of the four guards [High, Low, Irongate, Plow] you turn the long edge against his weapon, and turn into the Longpoint.


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