Johannes Liechtenauer (also Lichtnauer, Hans Lichtenawer) was a 14th-century German These verses were treated as the core of the art by Liechtenauer’s followers, and the earliest fencing manuals of the Liechtenauer school, beginning . Johannes Liechtenauer (Hans Lichtenauer, Lichtnawer) was a 13th or 14th found in the introduction to the three oldest copies of Paulus Kal’s fencing manual . Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts of the Doctrina Armorum Hanko Döbringer’s Fechtbuch on the Teachings of Johannes Liechtenauer -c.

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Vom antiken Olympia bis zur Gegenwart. More manuscripts survive from the 15th century, and during the 16th century lkechtenauer system was also kohannes in print, most notably by Joachim Meyer in If an opponent charges you to both sides, turn around left and thus he rightly comes.

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The principal discipline is unarmoured fencing with the longsword Blossfechten.

Das ist ain gemain lere des langen schwerts. Historical martial arts reconstruction Trial by combat Academic fencing. Das ist von den 4 blossen Die 4 blos wiss zu renen so schlecht gewis in alle gefahr on zweiffel wie er gefar [19].

Historical Fencing Manuals Online — Swords & Swordsmanship

Finally, there are three appendixes. Der durchwechsel lere von baiden seitten stich mit serre vnd wer auff dich sticht bindett durchwechsell in schie[r] windett.

Die achttzechendt figur Jage Zu der rechtten hanndt mitt Iren Kunsten. Johnnes, Tomasso, The Art of Dueling: Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of johannnes terms of our Membership Agreement.

An attempt to abstract and reference martial arts techniques from so-called ‘Outlier sources’ on German swordsmanship – those not directly associated with the Liechtenauer Tradition. Kal’s contemporary, Hans Talhoffermay have been involved with the founding of the Brotherhood of St.


A Study johannees Aristotelian Scholasticism and how it relates to framing the topics covered by the Liechtenauer corpus. Die Zwolfft figur Mitt lerer hanndt lere zwen strich gegen aller were. The manuals primarily focus on the judicial duel and personal combat, though they are complete systems, and it would seem logical that such techniques would also have been used in warfare.

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Johannes Liechtenauer

Krum hauw auf behend, wirff den ort auff die hend, wer wol versetz mit schreitten?? This image of a seated master precedes the gloss of Liechtenauer’s teachings in the Codex 44A.

Retrieved 8 February Johannes Liechtenauer ‘s teachings as recorded in a are introduced by some general principles foll. There are many pages that are mostly blank because only one of the three glosses has applicable text.

The first document of German heritage which shows fencing techniques is the Royal Armouries Ms. Anonymous Spanish Rapier Work -c. Sworn Statements I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

There are subtle differences between each version, mostly in arrangement of the content. Unfortunately, classical German stage fencing became more and more rare and its practitioners started to die out.

So, rather than printing the existing study document from five years ago, I decided to exceed my campaign pledge—and perhaps test the patience of my donors—by completely rebuilding this book from the ground up. The terms “before” vor and “after” nach correspond to offensive and defensive actions. Olympic fencing Collegiate fencing High school fencing Wheelchair fencing. You must be logged in to access all the features of myArmoury. Von dem durchwechsel Der durchwechsel lehren von baiden seitten, stich nit sert?

Wer recht wol hengt und winden do mit pringt und winden acht mit rechten wegen betracht und ye ir eine der selben winden selb dritt ich meine so seind ir zwentzig und vier zel sye eintzig von paiden seiten. The influence which Scholasticism might have had on the composition of Liechtenauer’s zettel and his witnesses has generally received little study and attention.


Fabricius evidently wanted the German youth of his day to learn something of the noble and manly arts of combat pursued by Medieval German Ritter knights. There were some living German longsword fencers alive during the lifetime of Alfred Huttona British fencer of the 19th century who was interested into the reconstruction of old fencing systems. The practical part constitutes of the transcription and the translation with an added glossary of German terms used in the text.

All profits from the sale of this book go to supporting the Wiktenauer project. Whilst the guards bear similarities to those of Marozzo, there are subtle differences when compared to imagery and in use instructions.

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This is a general teaching of the long sword. Das ist eyn gemeine ler des swertz liechtenaueer. Die messer nemen behalten lere an schomen den ungenanten den starcken in verwart ir schlacher ir stechn verdirbt an als vechtn. A pdf facsimile copy can be found at www.

That is because practice is better than art, your practice may very well be useful without art, but your art is useless without practice. A long sword may cause problems and excite enemies”. These “obscure and cryptic words” were designed to prevent the uninitiated from learning the johanned they represented; they also seem to have offered a system of mnemonic devices to those who understood their significance.

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Wan es glitzt oben so stand ab das wil ich loben. Charge from the breast to his right hand. A Stemmatology of the Liechtenauer corpus,