MS 3227a Gloss of Johannes Liechtenauer

In order to more easily correlate different glosses, we are using the "Recital on the Chivalric Art of Fencing" as translated by Christian Henry Tobler. Other translations may use slightly different wording or a different numbering scheme.

Translation of Pseudo-Hans Döbringer (Ms. 3227a) by Thomas Stoeppler

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Longsword

This is the Prologue

Verse 1 "Young knight, learn..."

This is a general teaching of the long sword

Verse 9 "If you want to behold the art..."
Verse 11 "He who follows the strokes..."
Verse 15 "Listen to what is wrong..."

This is the text

No Gloss

The Wrath Stroke

Verse 27 "Who strikes at you above..."
Verse 28 "If he becomes aware of it..."
Verse 29 "Be strong against it..."
Verse 30 "Note this..."
Verse 32 "Who to the War tends..."

The Four Openings

Verse 36 "Four openings know..."

To Counter the Four Openings

Verse 38 "If you want to avenge yourself..."

The Crooked Stroke

Verse 42 "Crooked on him with nimbleness..."
Verse 44 "Strike crooked to the flats..."
Verse 46 "Don't do the Crooked, strike short..."
Verse 47 "Strike crooked to who irritates you..."

The Thwart Stroke

Verse 49 "The Thwart Stroke takes..."
Verse 50 "Thwart with the strong..."
Verse 51 "Thwart to the Plow..."
Verse 52 "He who thwarts well..."

The Squinting Stroke

Verse 58 "The Squinter breaks into..."
Verse 58 Passage 53 "The Zwerchhau breaks the same strikes as it has been "
Verse 61 "Squint to the point..."

The Scalp Cut

No Gloss

The Four Guards

Verse 68 "Four guards alone hold..."

The Four Oppositions

Verse 70 "Four are the oppositions..."
Verse 72 "If you are parried..."

Chasing

No Gloss

Overrunning

No Gloss

Setting Aside

No Gloss

Changing Through

Verse 86 "Learn the changing through..."

Pulling

No Gloss

Running Through

No Gloss

Slicing Off

No Gloss

Pressing Hands

Verse 95 "Turn your edge..."

Two Hangings

Verse 96 "There are two hangings..."

The Speaking Window

Verse 98 "Do the Speaking Window..."

This is the Conclusion of the Epitome

Verse 108 "And count them only, from both sides..."


TODO - Match verses and passages for Shortsword, and Horseback

Horseback

Verse 1 "Direct your spear..."
Verse 2 "If it drops..."
Verse 3 "Strike in, don’t pull..."
Verse 4 "Grasp to his right..."
Verse 5 "The fighting of lance-thrusting..."
Verse 6 "If it changes..."
Verse 7 "Truly seize the strong..."
Verse 8 "And remember: learn well to strongly defend..."
Verse 9 "plant upon without danger..."
Verse 10 "If you want to calmly..."
Verse 11 "Whoever now defends that..."
Verse 12 "If he defends against this further..."
Verse 13 "Be mindful of the openings..."
Verse 14 "Learn two strokes..."
Verse 15 "The Sheep Grip fends off..."
Verse 16 "While under the eyes..."
Verse 17 "Who attacks you..."
Verse 18 "Hanging to the ground..."
Verse 19 "To both sides..."
Verse 20 "If you want to ride..."
Verse 21 "Defend strongly..."
Verse 22 "Who defends against that..."
Verse 23 "Or turn around..."
Verse 24 "With all skill..."
Verse 25 "If you have charged past him..."
Verse 26 "Follow his sword upwards..."
Verse 27 "If one charges on the right..."
Verse 28 "With the arm catch..."
Verse 29 "The messer take..."
Verse 30 "The Unnamed..."
Verse 31 "Their strike, their thrust..."
Verse 32 "If you want to grasp..."
Verse 33 "The Sun Pointer..."
Verse 34 "touch the forehead..."
Verse 35 "So that he sways..."
Verse 36 "Who attacks you with that..."
Verse 37 "Press the arm to the head..."
Verse 38 "If you want to retain yourself..."
Verse 39 "without wrestling..."
Verse 40 "The Before Grip remember..."

Shortsword or Half-swording

Verse 1 "Who dismounts..."
Verse 2 "This do with the spear..."
Verse 3 "Spear and point..."
Verse 4 "Spring, wind set truly upon..."
Verse 5 "If you want to thrust before..."
Verse 6 "Note if he wants to pull back..."
Verse 7 "Then approach him..."

This is the wrestling in dueling

Verse 8 "If you want to wrestle..."
Verse 9 "A bar shoot forth..."
Verse 10 "From both sides..."
Verse 11 "If it happens that..."
Verse 12 "Then behold the thrusts..."
Verse 13 "Strike long with the left hand..."
Verse 14 "If he wants to draw..."
Verse 15 "So that his openings..."
Verse 16 "Leather and gauntlets..."
Verse 17 "The forbidden wrestling..."
Verse 18 "To lock your foe..."
Verse 19 "In all teachings..."
Verse 20 "When one sees that from the scabbard..."
Verse 21 "Then shall one strengthen..."
Verse 22 "Before and After, these two things..."
Verse 23 "Follow in all meetings..."
Verse 24 "If he defends, then pull..."
Verse 25 "If he fights extended..."
Verse 26 "If he also attacks strongly..."
Verse 27 "With his battering point..."
Verse 28 "With both hands..."
Verse 29 "The forward foot..."