Art of The Sword - ''Tag''

  • Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Position of Tag was a basic staple of German Swordsmanship. The Stance was a ‘’Ready’’ Position from which multiple attack or defensive strikes could be applied. In application, The Tag involved the leg placement with the “strong” leg rearward, with both legs spread roughly 180-degrees. The Sword was raised and placed with the strong arm waist high and canted, with the Blade close to the side of the body (resting against the Right Shoulder). The weaker arm and hand were brought around the front and clasped the handle (for stabilization). In view, The Tag closely resembled a modification of a Baseball Bat stance (or ‘’Ready’’).