New to Alte Herren

Techniques and Interview with Jake Norwood A lot of things going on with Alte Herren these days. The first is a video reviewing four techniques from three fights at the 2015 Swordfish Open Longsword. We breakdown exactly what the fighters are doing, looking at their body mechanics and footwork, and what it is that makes them land their successful hit. …

Offline Step in Rapier

A short video lesson on stepping offline Moving offline means to step out of the path of the attacking enemy; in this case (for a right handed fencer), moving to the left.┬áThe enemy is assumed to be lunging or making a very committed attack. The┬ástep needs to be made lightly, so not with a heavy step, with the weight overly …

Interviews: New in Alte Herren

We have two new interviews in our vlog, Alte Herren, with Rob Runacres and Hans Jornlind as hosts. Ilkka The first of the interviews is with the Finnish martial artist Ilkka Hartikainen talking about his love of the Italian ‘Bolognese’ form of martial arts. The Bolognese was a style originating in the fifteenth century, reaching its peak in the early …