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What advice does Joachim Meyer give about how to come on guard and start laying into the other guy? More technically, how should one approach the Onset?
While he doesn’t clearly spell this out for rapier, the sheer weight of text suggests Iron Gate or Straight Parrying. This idea is backed up in the section on the Dusack, to which he continually refers the reader of the rapier section. In the rapier section he explain the entire fight from Straight Parrying before going on to outline specific techniques from the other guards.
“I consider this posture [Straight Parrying] the best […]