Knight School Study Group 6-Mar-08

We warmed up with some ‘Last Man Standing’ melee dagger games. Good to test out your situational awareness skills.

The first half of the class focussed on the Longsword.

  • Krumphau.
    • Using the Krumphau to deflect an Oberhau and then using a Schielhau type cut to counter-attack.
      • If the bind is hard then the Krumpher winds the point online and thrusts.
  • Nachreisen.
    • Used against an Oberhau whilst in Alber. The forward foot is moved to the rear foot, the sword is swung around to the rear and the elbows are pulled back, flattening the body. Once the Oberhau is passed, pass forward and cut, preferably in the same direction as the opponents Oberhau.

We then combined these two principles and the Zwerchau in a drill from Stefan Dieke, which is put online by another group (see below). Unfortuneatley, I got the Zwerchau and Schielhau mixed up, but it is still technically valid.

The second half of the class focussed on Messer.

  • Messer Basics.
    • Transitioning between guards and learning the names.
      • Luginsland- Equivalent of Vom Tag over the head.
      • Sword resting on the shoulder – Vom Tag on the shoulder. Has no official name.
      • Stier- Equivalent of Ochs.
      • Eber- Equivalent of Pflug.
      • Pastey- Equivalent of Alber.
      • Langort.
      • Schrankhut.
    • Basic dynamic targetting drill for attacks from the 8 direction cutting drill.
  • Zornhau
    • Zornhau to initiate an attack to the head, with the intention of covering a likely line of attack.
    • Zornhau against an Oberhau.
  • Wecker (Krumphau Equivalent)
    • Used the Wecker as a defence against an Oberhau whilst in a high guard.
    • Used the Wecker as a defence against an Oberhau whilst in a low guard.
Dagger Warmup Game
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~ by Magnus on 7 March, 2008.

One Response to “Knight School Study Group 6-Mar-08”

  1. Interesting stuff this mate. I’d love to see more

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