Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Zornhau - trans; "Wrath strike" - is a diagonal cut.

Diagonal is good because the target can't duck or sidestep, it gets power from both gravity and the motion of your body, and because it clears away incoming weapons as it strikes home - "Fencing Securely".

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

What we teach in Tuesday's German Longsword class

Well, I was going to teach Krumphau tonight, but the study group found what looks like a much better way of doing it, and I'm not teaching it until I know it really works...

...and that's us. In a nutshell, we teach only those reconstructed Longsword techniques that actually work when we try to break them. If they break, then either our interpretation is wrong, or we're not fit or fast enough.