Transcription of GMN 3227a 60r
WEr abe synnet *- vechtenß czu fuße
begyn[n]et // Der schicke syn sper * czwey
sten am anheben rechte wer // Sper und
orte * den vorstich one vorchte // Sprink
und setz recht an * wert her – czuk das
sigt ym an // wiltu vorstechen mit czuc=
ken lere were brechen // merk will her
zihen * von scheiden und will her flyen //
* So solt im nahen * ye warte weißlich des
In modern German
Wer sich dran macht, das Fechten zu Fuß
anzufangen [als Angreifer]. Der mache sich mit seinen Speer bereit, [in]zwei
Stände für das Zufechten [als] rechte Wehr. Speer[schaft] und
Ort , den Vorstich [mache] ohne Furcht. Spring
und setz richtig (genau, kräftig) an. Wert er [den Vorstich] zucke das
sieht man ihm [das Abwehren] an. Willst du vorstechen mit Zucken
lerne, das Wehren zu brechen. Erspüre, will er
abziehen, vom [Band] scheiden und will er fliehen (zurücktreten)
so sollst [du] ihm an in ran, jedoch warte weise das
Wegbewegen ab. [Sei nicht gierig ].
In modern English
Remarks: the translation of “Zucken” to “twitching” is not exactly matching. It is a small backwards or forward movement with the blade. There is no perfect translation to that word. On one hand it means “withdrawing” the blade a bit, on the other hand it means to threaten with the weapon.
Who has in mind, fighting on foot
to start [as the attacker], He has to prepare himself with his spear, [in] two
stands for the Zufechten [as] best arms. Spear[shaft] and
and point, the first thrust do without fear. Jump
and place the point right on. Does he try to displace [the thrust] twitch
if you see him try [to displace]. Do you want to thrust with twitching
learn to break the displacement. Feel, does he wants
reject, sever from [the bind] and wants to flee (step back)
so you should near him, but wait wisely the
crest [do not be greedy].
My Glosses to that Zettel
- Who has in mind, fighting on foot to start [as the attacker].
If you are in a deadly combat do begin, do not hesitate.
- He has to prepare himself with his spear, [in] two stands for the Zufechten [as] best arms.
Two guards there are, one down and one below.
- Spear[shaft] and and point
Each guard has a variation with the point or the shaft end to the enemy. So you have four gards with the spear in combat.
- The first (pre) thrust do without fear.
Do not hesitate or fear in your attack, the first thrust must be executed if it would be the last one needed.
- Jump and place the point right on
Jump aggressively out of the line and attack him with force and velocity in a place that kicks him off balance, destroy his structure.
- Does he try to displace [the thrust] twitch if you see him try [to displace].
Sense his motions, if he tries to displace your thrust, twitch and stab him at another opening. If he tries to displace you there, twitch once more.
- Do you want to thrust with twitching learn to break the displacement.
He might a ignore your twitching and completes his movement to displace your first thrust (that you mutate in a feint) and wound you in the repost. You have to learn to break the displacement before you start feinting.
- Feel, does he wants reject, sever from [the bind] and wants to flee (step back), so you should near him, but wait wisely the crest. [do not be greedy].
And to learn to break the displacement you have to learn to feel if removes himself from the binding. If he do so and steps back and to the side, follow him, get near him and bring him down. But do not be greedy, do not force that, wait until he does the fleeing. If you are to greedy you will end on his point.