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A salute to Joachim Meyer, on this the anniversary of his death, 24 February 1571

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by Meg Floyd

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Today we celebrate the legacy of German fencing master Joachim Meyer, author of the manual that my group studies, his 1570 Art of Combat. An important resource for any student of KdF, check out some of the links below to celebrate the life and work of Meyer.

Today’s article on HROARR “A Salute To Joachim Meyer”, which suggests,

“We salute Joachim Meÿer by dedicating today to the studies of his teachings, training hard and lighting a candle while drinking good German beer and reading his treatises.”

 

An article entitled “The Life and Work of Joachim Meyer” by Chris VanSlambrouchk, made available by the Meyer Freifechter Guild.

The freely available translation of Meyer’s 1560 manual, available here courtesy of Kevin Maurer and the Meyer Freifechter Guild.

The freely available translation of Meyer’s 1570 manual, available at the Wiktenauer.

This article from the Bratislava Fencing Association on Joachim Meyer by Martin Fabian, “Joachim Meyer.” (English speakers, click the “Translate” button on the top right of the screen when you open up the webpage in Chrome.)

And finally, the extremely happy news that Dr. Forgeng’s excellent translation of the 1570 manual will soon be reprinted.

 

 

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