efter 21/6 mastodontpass med 3h dolk(ursäkta att jag drog över tiden å det grövsta förresten!) så snackade vi lite om Meyers fem dolkregler.
här kommer ett sammandrag och tolkning av dessa fem regler. titlarna är mina. engelsk översättning av dr Jeffrey L Foreng:
"Now since i will write more fully about the dagger elsewhere, I will leave it be, and only present a few precepts that are very useful in combat"
Första regeln: Stöt över armen och tvinga ned den
"... take heed that you always thrust at him firstly over his arm, whether it be from inside of outside, and with this thrustning over, you will force his arm down; then thrust to the opening or jab with the pommel."
Fortsättning: Mot eventuella kontringar.
"you shall also be dilligent secondly to thrust at his hand or arm, either from below, across of above ;then forcefully follow up with cross thrusts"
Andra regeln: Växla igenom
"...When he thrusts in at you, that is from above or diagonally at your face, then lean you head down and lower your body, and go through with your dagger under his arm while he is thrusting in..."
"Likewhise you shall also change through with your thrusting; thrust diagonally from above at his face, and note as soon as he goes up against the thrust, and qouikly go through underneath with your dagger... at the same time also send your left hand before your face against his thrust"
Tredje regeln: jobba tillsammans med båda händer för att få hjälp, bryta tekniker och utföra kontringar
"... take heed that you fight from both sides forcefully, namely with left and right hand... thus if he thrusts at you from left or firght, from above or below, the go forcefully against it with your left hand and either strike out his incoming arm, or catch it... at the same time also attack quicky to the opening, or come with your right arm and your dagger to help the right, so that both hands almost meet each other. And always one hand follows the other and comes to help it, so that you can execute all counters and wrestling that much more strongly and swiftly in the work"
fjärde regeln: Fintar
"this is the decieving, do it thus.... Threaten then to jab at his head from above with your pommel in a spring, and take head as he goes up to counter it, then in this jab, pull the pommel right around your head, and thrust with the point across through at his face"
Femte regeln: Ta dig loss från grepp och kontra genom att greppa emot
"the fift precept teaches you to counter all kinds of grapplings, which takes place in two ways; firstly with turning out and secondly with counter grappling."
lyft dolken från ett vänt grepp och gå runt armen " so that your pommel comes to stand inside on his arm or tendon; grip also with your closed left fist below on your right to help it. Wrench upward inside his arm with your pommel..."
"In sum, always be diligent to grip the arm with which he has grasped your with your free one; jekt toward you to take away his balance and win your advantage"