Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.

Abstract

The longsword techniques described by the 16th century martial arts master Joachim Meyer are discussed. A short introduction into the style is presented and his techniques are summarized. To accompany this analysis, biomechanical modeling is used to qualitatively describe key components of the technique. Also, a list of artifacts and a short history of the longsword is presented.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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