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by Frank Zamary
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Meyer Rose Interpretation
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Meyer Rose Interpretation

I have a slightly different take on what the Rose is, though the core mechanics are the same. I do intend to make a video of it eventually, but school has not offered me the time to do that as of yet. Most of my research on the Rose has been out of Forgeng's translation of Meyer's 1570 Kunst des Fec...
by Frank Zamary
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: On Indes
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: On Indes

The first indication I ever had that indes is not gleich was in MS 3227a which specifically splits indes away from vor and nach. At 20R: "Before [Vor], After [Nach], Weak [Weich], Strong [Hart], in that instant/just as [Indes]. On these words hinge the whole art of Liechtenauer, and they are th...
by Frank Zamary
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Sparring with a focus on learning
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Sparring with a focus on learning

I agree heavily with the people who above, but I want to take a slightly different approach. Whenever I get a chance to spar someone that I don't normally get a chance to work with, I try to focus a lot on what it is that they do, especially when they are better than I. I have learned much more from...
by Frank Zamary
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Clubs & Organizations
Topic: Southern Ohio HEMA or Western Martial Arts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Southern Ohio HEMA or Western Martial Arts?

While I know that Cincinnati to Columbus is about a 1h 45m drive, we have a group that does longsword, mostly in the German tradition. We meet every Wednesday 6:30-8:30 at Royal Arts Fencing Academy. 5770 Westbourne Ave. Columbus, OH 43213. If you are interested, either contact me at fzamary53@gmail...
by Frank Zamary
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Short edge cuts from the weak side?
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Short edge cuts from the weak side?

Sean, I'm not saying that it's not a good cutting technique, some of the books even seem to favour the wrists together when cutting. I'm just trying to give a way of performing the cut that I have found useful from the left. I'm also showing a bit of my bias towards Meyer, as he has been the center ...
by Frank Zamary
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Short edge cuts from the weak side?
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Short edge cuts from the weak side?

Sorry that I wasn't terribly clear in what I posted; I'll see if I can put it a better way since, as you said, without video, it can be quite difficult to explain. When throwing a cut from the weak side, instead of keeping my wrists crossed, I pull my left hand back so that both of my hands and the ...
by Frank Zamary
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Modern Gloss 5.1, part one: Schielhau vs. Oberhau
Replies: 187
Views: 9260

Re: Modern Gloss 5.1, part one: Schielhau vs. Oberhau

Awesome video, I hope that our art starts to get more videos like this one out there so that we can all have better discussions about the hows and whys of our techniques. I only have one slight concern in your interpretation about stepping. The source that you used for not turning is a one handed so...
by Frank Zamary
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Short edge cuts from the weak side?
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Short edge cuts from the weak side?

Look at his hands around 1:20. As he throws his oberhau, he is not pulling with his left hand on the pommel. This was a problem I worked on with one of my students; much of the leverage and thus force you generate is with the back hand pulling the lever while the forehand works more as a moving fulc...
by Frank Zamary
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: Living with non fighters
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

Re: Living with non fighters

I am actually very lucky on this subject; I met my fiancee when she came into our beginners class. Being the charmer that I am, I swept her off her feet (literally [Meyer's 5th longsword throw]), and it was then that she knew she had fallen for me(and she puts up with these puns). We've been togethe...
by Frank Zamary
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: longsword vs kendo in shanghai
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: longsword vs kendo in shanghai

I studied a few years of kenjutsu and a little bit of kendo and have gotten to do some cross training like this. My biggest concern with it though is that the shinai does not bind terribly well, hence the heavy use of zuken and single tempo hits. Broken vs a waster is a bit more useful in my book ju...

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