Sunday, August 14, 2011

A broadsword manual, William Wood

from the Internet Archive....

As you can see in the above diagram, the cuts are the same as we teach in class...more or less. His one and two are diagonal downwards, his three and four are diagonal upwards (rather than into the legs), and fives are horizontal instead of vertical. I don't teach horizontal strikes at all since they just slam into the shields and are therefore ineffective.

And this is just to see if you are still playing attention....

A perfect number five parry. Wood calls it a number seven cut.
And of course, like us, he advocates getting the leading leg back as quickly as possible.

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