- schutz (lit. shoot, 1836, p421))
- halter (lit. “to look after, or keep” (Dasypodius 1535, 99v2), ‘keep’, as in housekeeper (Golius, 1579, 211)
The term Schutzhalter was often used liken to“schirmer/ ” (guardian) as seen throughout Fortunatus Hueber’s (1686) history of the Franciscans, “Dreyfache von Orden S. Francisci”.
For Historical Fencing researchers, references of the term in the Fechtschulen are in several places. The Ordinances of the City of Breslau (9 September 1606) for one place, and note the several mentions ’ found in Wöchentliche Nachrichten für Freunde Geschichte (Büsching, 1817, p313).
I think of the term as, the “action keeper/ or guard”.
This is an excerpt found in Part One of The Forerunners of the Fechtschule: Antiquity. Available from: