Thursday, April 01, 2004

martial manuals

When Adversarius wants to throw a jar or some such at you, advance towards him with your arms crosswise, covering your head, as in N° 9.


Johann Georg Passchen's 1659 wrestling & self defense text, Vollstandiges Ring-Buch.

One of many manuals at The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts
The Armarium Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

See also Talhoffers fencing book Talhoffers Fechtbuch aus dem Jahre 1467

XIV Fight Between a Man and Wife

The beginning stance in which the man and wife shall fight each other. – The woman is in the open stance and means to strike and has a stone in the veil weighing four or five pounds. – Thus, he stands in the pit up to the waist and his club is as long as her veil is from her hand

(a marital martial routine which seems to end like this:)

She has him in a hold by the throat and by his equipment and means to pull him from the pit.

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