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Steve Hick




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam Gordon Campbell wrote:
I hope Mr. Hick's doesn't mind but,
I did a quick Google search of Figueiredo and Godinho (adding keywords like, y'know, sword) and these are the two links that popped up.
All credit where credit is due. Though now I'm going to find a big stick and try to follow the instructions too!
I hope that there are more excellent and well edited sources like these soon Big Grin


There are more class notes out there from me, Matt Galas, Eric Myers, and others. Remember these are interpretations, look at the original material, try variations, and listen to your body and weapon. The closer your weapon is to 80-90 percent your height and weighs 2.5kg or so, the better the feedback.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov, 2011 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Considering I'd heard about these occasionally over the past couple years but didn't have any interest in early modern fencing... I didn't go looking. That is, not until I got my hands on a training tool for it and let loose in the salle. Dead sexy stuff, really.

I also found a two video seminar by Matt Galas that I'll have to find time to watch before spend any more time on the material. Like I said, a new obsession... great. Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kel Rekuta wrote:
Considering I'd heard about these occasionally over the past couple years but didn't have any interest in early modern fencing... I didn't go looking. That is, not until I got my hands on a training tool for it and let loose in the salle. Dead sexy stuff, really.

I also found a two video seminar by Matt Galas that I'll have to find time to watch before spend any more time on the material. Like I said, a new obsession... great. Laughing Out Loud


Yeah, use whatever you find for your initial inspiration and then let the sword speak to you. Use the rules initially just what they seem to be saying, and then, any of the other ideas that seem to meet the text.
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Matthew Kelty




PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I found another thread that really explores the historical numbers and application of the two handed sword against Pike (same question, different year... Happy

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=16442
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Fighting style         Reply with quote

The zweihander Was in fact created with a Particular purpose. They were used by special soldiers, called doppelsoldners. They were the first line to charge in a battle and were supposed to deflect the pikes so the knights could charge without being impaled.
From what I've read, they were also used as spears, either to deflect the pikes or to thrust through armor and shields more easily.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 3:55 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting style         Reply with quote

Agustín valle wrote:
The zweihander Was in fact created with a Particular purpose. They were used by special soldiers, called doppelsoldners. They were the first line to charge in a battle and were supposed to deflect the pikes so the knights could charge without being impaled.
From what I've read, they were also used as spears, either to deflect the pikes or to thrust through armor and shields more easily.


Well, that theory is pretty much overcome by new, more sensible theories...
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