Scholar Victoria Historical Fencing Techniques Wiki

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Welcome to our techniques wiki.

This page began as a way of sharing notes for the Meyer Free Scholars classes, and is now the core techniques page for Scholar Victoria Historical Fencing, in Melbourne, Australia.

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Techniques and Terminology

15th Century: Liechtenauer Glosses

This section contains a interpretations and concepts found in the glosses of Liechtenauer Zedel, including Pseudo von Danzig, Ringeck, Lew, and others.

Liechtenauer's Longsword - INCOMPLETE

Ochs and pflug 2.png A breakdown of the common sections of the glosses of Liechtenauer's markverse.

16th Century: Meyer's Art of Combat

This section contains a breakdown and interpretation of techniques from the 1570 and 1568 texts. This covers all five of the core weapon groups used in Meyer's system, as well as a set of core principles which include footwork, fencing principles and concepts, and other fundamentals.

Fundamental Knowledge

BackWeighted.jpg The basics of Meyer's system, including common terminology across his weapons, postures, and footwork.

Meyer's Longsword

ZwerchGrab.png A synthesis of the Longsword section of Meyer's 1570 text.


MeyerDussackWeckerhauw2.jpg Key elements of Meyer's Dussack texts including elements of the Lund and 1570 manuscripts.


MeyerRappierLongpointGuard.jpeg The sidesword of Meyer drawing on multiple sources, focusing on defining the elements of the style.

Dagger and Wrestling

MeyerArmBar2.png Dagger and wrestling techniques taken from the 1570 text.


Staff middleguard.jpg Staff and Halberd techniques from 16th century sources. The pike section of Meyer is currently not included.

Other Fencing styles

This section contains other styles outside the Liechtenauer tradition.

Hutton Sabre

HuttonUnderStopThrust.png The late 19th century sabre system of Alfred Hutton.

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