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By David M. Cvet

A student?s (recruit) reference handbook for the improvement and coaching of medieval martial arts fascinated by longsword with grappling and dagger options for the training of accomplishing a scholler rank

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A. 54 6/26/01 The Art of Longsword Combat – Book #1 NOT FOR RE-SALE v porta di ferro (iron gate) The iron gate illustrated depicts the master with both hands positioned approximately waist height, palms down, left leg forward and right leg trailing. The weight is distributed over the left leg. e. if the master grabs the opponent, forcing the opponent to the ground by assuming the iron gate guard or in preparation of a dagger attack. v posta frontale (frontal guard) The frontal guard is similar to the iron gate, in that both hands are in a similar position and raised to approximately the height of the shoulders.

If one grasps the sword with a "death-grip", similar to one gripping a baseball bat, one will tire very quickly. However, if the grip is somewhat relaxed and optimally placed on the grip and pommel, one will be able to endure long periods of time in combat with little tiring. A. 41 6/26/01 The Art of Longsword Combat – Book #1 NOT FOR RE-SALE The fundamental principle employed is that you "steer with the right and brake with the left". This means that the most, if not all of the maneuverability is managed by the right hand (assuming you are right handed, the reverse is true for left handed grips).

Time 4. Place Within the context of the four grounds, judgment defines the ability to maintain the optimum distance between yourself and the opponent. The optimum distance is to be positioned such that you are out of striking range, however, you are close enough to take advantage of any openings that may occur. Time is that defining moment when you can safely attack your opponent without him being able to reciprocate. Place refers to the opening in the opponent’s defence through which you can deliver your attack.

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