German physical training

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D. Posch
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Re: German physical training

Postby D. Posch » Sun May 14, 2017 6:36 am

There's a Wiktenauer page for it (linked below), there's only 3 listed sources; Giacomo di Grasi, Johann George Pascha, and The Poem of the Pel. As far as historical sources I'm the HEMA context goes, you probably won't find anything that isn't on Wiktenauer, but you're welcome to try.

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Michael Chidester
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Re: German physical training

Postby Michael Chidester » Sun May 14, 2017 7:28 am

Pascha published a brief section on vaulting in his first book in 1657, a separate illustrated work in 1660, and a version of the same with additional illustrations as part of a compilation 1666. He also wrote about flag and musket drill.
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