This recently re-discovered transcript by an anonymous German noble could fill an important gap in the documentation of German fencing approaches between Paschen and Schmidt.
Under the sponsorship of the new Administration, we’re preparing a limited release of the manuscript.
Posted in 17th Century, 18th Century, Duel, fencing, fencing art, HEMA, Images, quarterstaff, rapier, smallsword, Sword Fighting, Transcriptions
Tagged alchemy, Fechtmanuskript, fencing manuscript, german swordplay, German thrust fencing, kreussler, smallsword fencing
It’s all well and good reading the foreign imports of fencing and fighting manuals published in the United States in the 19th century. Especially the one or two stick and staff fighting books.
But the Yanks knew their way around a stick all by their lonesome.
Dashiell Hammett includes a great fight scene in his 1924 short story “Nightmare Town”… Continue reading
Posted in 20th Century, fencing, quarterstaff, singlestick, Stick Fighting
Tagged American fiction, bartitsu, cane fencing, dashiell hammett, nightmare town, pulp fiction, stick fighting, walking stick fencing
“Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” —Psalm 23
They may’ve been taking scripture a tad too literally. But we bet Friar Tuck and Bishop Odo would’ve been proud of the cassocked cudgelers who put the vir back into Virtue to practice the Christian “Platinum Rule”: “Und willst Du nicht mein Bruder sein, so schlag ich Dir den Schädel ein.”
And what better place for the spiritual Fechtschule than the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem!
We may consider getting religion yet in our old age! Read on…
Plenty of action
Talk about a three-ring circus! Continue reading
Posted in 18th Century, Dussack, fencing, Foil, quarterstaff, rapier
Tagged degen, dusak, dusägge, dussack, escrime, fechten, fechtschule, federfechter, fencing, marxbrüder, staff, stange
The Jägerstock or halbe Pique
Jägerstock, not Jägermeister…