Monthly Archives: July 2015

Freeplay Observations of Grabbing Swords

the effectiveness of grabbing swords in freeplay and the things you need to watch out for Continue reading

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The Cleric’s Nucken

Affirming an “old” interpretation of the Nucken Continue reading

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More on the 7 Wards – Ordering Diverse Strikes

breaking down the logic of the description of what the 7 Wards are, as found in MS I.33 Continue reading

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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”. His counterpart is referred to as “scolaris” or scholar, “clientum” … Continue reading

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Corrections and Clarifications: The Perpetual Process

An example of the kind of self-review and correction process every HEMA practitioner should undergo Continue reading

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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” I would translate this as: “It should … Continue reading

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What are the 7 Wards of I.33?

an article discussing what the 7 wards of I.33 are, and how exactly they fit in the system. Continue reading

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