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The Durchtreten

Just a brief post after this past Saturday working with the Durchtritt from I.33

The Durchtritt is a technique we see in the play of 1st Ward being besieged by Halfshield, and in the play of Schutzen against 2nd Ward. 391 more words


Common Fencing System

The topic of Common Fencing is one of those recurring topics in HEMA. People have been trying to figure out exactly what the common fencing of the medieval and renaissance period looked like. 1,982 more words


Light and Truth

Good morning,
There are two tools God has or is willing to give to us to lead us, they are His Light and His Truth. We need to ask Him to shine on us His Light and to guide us about with His truth. 765 more words


Finished Buckler

I finished the buckler I had been working on a while ago and took a picture of it in its glorious, unbattered state:

I have since used it in about 20 historical fencing bouts as well as innumerable relaxed sparring encounters, and it has held up very well. 439 more words


14-Encircled with TRUTH

“Treasures from the Secret Place”

Chapter 14
Psalm 91:4c
“His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

This eight word phrase is full of treasures. So much is said about spiritual warfare these days and you are about to discover one of the strongest weapons we have against the enemy. 1,412 more words

Secret Place

MS I.33 and the Numerology of the Wanton Monk

I.33 contains a framework to classify an opponent’s actions into 7 “Custodia”. I.33 is distinct from most other medieval and renaissance sources in that it numbers them, and explicitly names them and refers to them by their number. 1,794 more words


Specific Technique vs Broader Concept - Techniques in I.33, Durchtreten and Separation of Sword and Shield

In my study of I.33, I have found that there are a handful of techniques that, rather than being one specific action, are rather a concept or several variants of a technique. 1,969 more words