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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


Sword and Buckler vs Longsword

The topic of weapon matchups is popular online. Many people discuss different weapon combinations, how they work against each other, which one is better, what the advantages and disadvantages are, etc. 1,373 more words


Sub Gladium - Superior and Inferior, Above and Below, Over and Under

As I described in a previous post, there are 4 binds as outlined by MS. I.33: right and left, over and under. This is pretty clearly and explicitly described in I.33, and is the foundation for the entire system. 967 more words


Freeplay Observations of Grabbing Swords

In doing some freeplay with sword and buckler at the club last Friday, I noticed how¬†smoothly and quickly you can grab your opponent’s sword from the bind (shocking, I know). 476 more words


The Cleric's Nucken

I’ve flipped back and forth a few times on this interpretation, but after confirming the meaning of the word “nucken”, and catching something in the text that I previously did not, I think I have reaffirmed my interpretation of what exactly the Nucken is. 892 more words


More on the 7 Wards - Ordering Diverse Strikes

Just a short post to explain the logic of the short description of the 7 Wards we are given in I.33.

Folio 1r: “Notandum quod ars dimicatoria sic describitur Dimicatio est diversarum plagarum ordinatio & diuiditur in septem partes vt hic” 679 more words