English great-sword fighting

English great-sword fighting
several terms on English methods survive from texts such as: Double Rowndes (a "molinello"), Rakes (draw cuts), Haukse and Halfe Haukes (strikes from the high guard, such as the Posta de falcone in Italian schools), the Cockstep (similar to the balestro in fencing), the Grete Steppe (a simple double step), and the Backsteppe (self-explanatory)

Medieval glossary. 2014.

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