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Longsword with the Meyer Square

May 12 – August 22, 2021

This class will explore utilizing the “Meyer Square” diagram as a tool for solo training with the longsword. We will present textual references & exercises from Joachim Meyer’s 1570 treatise as well as extrapolated exercises based on his instruction. We will also be creating variations around the areas in which Meyer is less specific in order to enhance our own opportunities for developing new skills.

Weekly lesson plans will be released Wednesdays with live group video meetings on Sunday 4-6pm Pacific to check in on how things are going. Students are encouraged to submit videos of their practice so feedback can be provided by the following Tuesday.

Recommended Equipment

Students will need a space to move/practice and some sort longsword simulator (or at least a stick, preferably 46-50” in length). A pell or striking surface is recommended, but not required.


This class is open to everyone and will provide ample opportunity for growth and development at all ranges of experience.

However, if you new to HEMA, Tattershall, and/or longsword in general, we highly recommend working through this free Intro to Longsword video series that covers many of the fundamental mechanics we will using through the class.

Jeff Jacobson



Class Enrollment is $140 and requires a Tattershall membership [$30 annual] as well as an agreement of our Waiver and Code of Conduct policies.

Enrollment is Closed