Longsword with the Meyer Square
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.