That’s not vom Tag!


Grauenwolf's Study of Western Martial Arts

I’ve been playing at German longsword for nearly as long as I’ve been playing at rapier. But only last night did I come to the realization that I, and everyone who taught me or trained with me, has been doing vom Tag wrong.

Look at Danzing, then look at everybody else.

Peter Von Danzig

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Hans Talhoffer

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Jakob Sutor

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Joachim Meyer

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Paulus Hector Mair

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Solothurner

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Conan the Barbarian

Ok, so there is one person besides Danzig uses vom Tag on the right.

Danzig and I Got It All Wrong

Until now I haven’t properly considered using the center vom Tag. I even thought that is was an inferior position, used by people who didn’t know what they were doing or were forced into it by circumstances.

Now I’m pretty sure I’ve got it all backwards. Experience tells me that I can defeat von Tag on the right in numerous ways…

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