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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

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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

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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

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Common vs Priestly: the Intended Audience of MS I.33

MS I.33 contains two primary demonstrators in each illustration: The Priest, and his Student. The Priest is referred to as “sacerdos” or “priest”, or “clerus”, which means “cleric” or “clergy”. 1,484 more words

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More Evidence that Falling Under Sword and Shield is an Underbind

just a short post.

On Folio 2r, it says: “Notandum quod qui iacet superius dirigit plagam post capud sine schiltslach si est generalis Si autem uis edoceri consilio sacerdotis tunc religa et calca” 158 more words

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What are the 7 Wards of I.33?

No, this isn’t going to be just simply listing the 7 Wards and showing what they look like.

Once again spurred by comments and discussion on another article, I figured I’d post my thoughts on what exactly the Wards are in MS I.33. 770 more words

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