German Longsword: The Extended Fight

Instructor(s): Mark Hollingshead


This workshop on the German Longsword will be primarily focused on dominating the centre and closing lines with extended guards, using range management to keep the extended guard the appropriate choice, and using the little wheel to generate cuts with good body mechanics to avoid having to withdraw the sword. Specific plays from Meyer and Ringeck will be explored to learn about breaking and defeating the long point.

Equipment Requirements

Fencing Mask, Gorget, Longsword, Gloves