Footwork video from Sala delle Armi.

Very nicely produced video on footwork, from La Sala delle Armi.

Roger Norling
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with Gothenburg Historical Fencing School.

His main focus in his research is the "Kunst des Fechtens" and primarily the longsword, dussack and polearms. He has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer since 2009. In this he has enjoyed collaborating with the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild and in May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG. Recently, he has begun researching Meyer's dagger quite systematically using the same method he applied to his staff teachings.

Currently, he is writing on a series of books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, in collaboration with researcher friends in the HEMA community.

The upcoming two years he will be teaching Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.

3 Comments

  1. That was an excellent survey & presentation that had a lot to teach – thanks!

  2. Thanks a lot!
    Maybe some purist of historical reenactment could say that our clothing is not 100% correct but the purpose was to create a well defined difference between the footwork and its application.
    After many years spent in doing only basic footworks we have had the opportunity to study various books and that is the result!
    Hope this could prove useful!

    Dave
    -La Sala delle Armi-

    • Dave,

      Molto bene! A very clearly presented video, and I liked the way you presented the material. A few actions I might do *slightly* differently, but viva la differenza, no? We have not met, and I just learned of your association, but I hope to see more of your work with armizare e la scuola bolognese!

      Best,

      Greg

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