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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The German tradition was largely eclipsed by the Italian school of rapier fencing by the early 17th century, however, practitioners of the German school persisted at least until the end of the 18th century. Drawing on the manuscript scans, transcriptions, and translations nanual by Wiktenauer, this book offers the first ever compilation of the 15th century glosses of Johannes Liechtenauer’s famous Recital.

This is a fully comprehensive and detailed compilation, using textual criticism and computer-assisted stemmatology, of all witnesses to the Kampffechten Armoured fighting within the Liechtenauer liechetnauer. Das Ist ein gemaine ler des langen Swerttes. Liechtenauer’s influence on the German fencing tradition as we currently understand it is almost impossible to overstate. Catch the weapon from afar while you ride against him.

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Manuals – Lochac Fencing

Modernized transcription by David Kite. Vom durchwechsl Durch wechsel lere von paiden seyten stich mit sere liechtwnauer auf dich pindet durchwechsel In schier findet. All rights are reserved to that material as well.

He became responsible for certifying other fencing masters in Spain and was a prodigous fencing author in history with several books and over pages of text to his credit.


The collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, inand the wars and battles of the period destroyed several of the remaining old fencing schools and led to the death of many active fencers. Achille Marozzo – Images from Opera Nova As Wiktenauer lead, Michael has assembled the most complete catalog of HEMA manuscripts currently available, compiling together such resources as scans, transcriptions, and translations, and is currently laboring to assemble a similar catalog of printed treatises. Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement.

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On the basis of a case study on the five surviving 15th century manuscripts ascribed to Hans Talhofer, who also stands in the tradition of Liechtenauer, the description of his personal martial art by the use of didactic images is examined. Succeeding authors are typically treatises for passing their Masters certification, which elucidate the principles of La Verdadera Destreza, and thus provide secondary reference for the system.

Die Aufzeichnung des Nicht-Sagbaren. This lesson consisted of the seven guards and their relationship to the blows, a universal parry, the rovescio ascendentecombined with a universal attack, the punta sopramano an overhand lunge. One of the major sources for the German school. Though it was full of errors and had many omissions, I happily distributed this text to the members of my group since I found it more useful than anything else on the market.

An English translation of this manual by William Jherek Swanger can be found on http: The Martial Arts Portal. Die ausrichtung von den vier legern Die vier leger allain durinen heltt man und fleuchts die gemain ochs pflug alber vom tag ist wol sein fug.

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Original Langen Messer material now in the member’s area. The history of the German school of fencing in the tradition of Liechtenauer spans roughly years, or generations of masters depending on the dating of Liechtenauer from to Click here to sign up.


Thibault first studied swordsmanship in Antwerp under Lambert van Someron, who taught between the years of and Frederic Hervey said that “the Imperial German fencers came to Britain to teach their Anglo-Saxon brethren the old and knightly art of fencing”.

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One German source states: The location of the manual was known, however it was lost in a fire. Wiltu merckhen wan dir oben haut zornortt, im tritt herwider windt sticht sicht was so nim es wider dz eben merkh hauw.

The Recital of the Chivalric Art of Fencing of the Grand Master Johannes Liechtenauer

This requires you to provide the URL for each allegedly infringing result, document or item. Here, neither is better than the other, but one needs to counter the opponent’s action with a complementary reaction; strength is countered with weakness, liechtenquer weakness with strength.

Archived at the Wayback Machine. More manuscripts survive from the 15th century, and during the 16th century the system was also presented in print, most notably by Joachim Meyer in