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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List of manuscripts Hs. Help Center Find new research papers in: There are several places called “Lichtenau” in Germany, and Ms. Artwork from Albrecht Duerer’s early 16th century Fechtbuch -c.

Berthes, Besser und Waufe. This work is a commentary of Liechtenaur’s merkverse. W er dir vberhaut, zornhaw, ort dem traw, wirt er es gewar nym oben ab ane vor, bis sterckher wieder wind stich sicht er es, nym es nyder, das oben merckh, haw stich beger weich oder hert jm des, vnnd vor nach an hurt dem krieg sey nit gach. Lere absetsen haw stich krum schnielgkeichen letzen wer auff dich sticht so lug das dein ortt [ ]riff und den seinen bricht von baiden seitten briff alln mal wilstu schreitten.

Percussion was realized with the Mordstreich “murder strike”an attack with the hilt when holding the sword at the blade, and then penetration into openings of the armour with the Halbschwert short swordwhich allowed stabbing with greater precision.

Wiltu kunst schauwen so bis lingkhs und rechts hauwen, und lingks mit rechten ist, das du starcke begerst zu fechten. Mondschein, Ken Fencing: Die ausrichtung von treffen, treffe und zukhen Tritt man die binden zukhen geit guten friden, trifft er so zukh mer aus, allain wiltu den Maister essen.

The Recital was treated as the core of the Art by his students, and masters such as Sigmund ain RingeckPeter von Danzig zum Ingolstadtand Jud Lew wrote extensive glosses that sought to clarify and expand upon these teachings.


Rumoured to have written a treatise titled Opera de Scherma however the whereabouts of this manual is unknown. The following spreadsheets represent a Stemmatological statistical analysis of the Liechtenauer corpus.

German school of fencing

Dein sper berichte, gegen reitten mach zu nichten, ob es empfallet, dein ende Im absnalle, haw drein nit zukh von schaiden linckh zu Im ruckh, greiff in sein rechten so vechstu in on fechten, d[as] glefen fechten [stech en ] sitiglich on hurt leere brechen, so er si [vech en? Dieterich, the dagger-fighter of Brunswick. Thus we can date the original manual to sometime between September and September Please verify your birth date to continue.

Von Durchwechsel, D urchwechsel Leere, von baiden seiten stich mit seere wer auf dich bindet, durchwechsel jn schier findet. C, and held in the Sachsische Landesbibliotek Dresden.

Manuals – Lochac Fencing

Such myths can be dispelled when one takes a look at period fencing treatises and manuscripts, which provide an insight into the incredibly sophisticated and effective martial arts that were used in deadly combat.

Wer sich von dir zeucht abe. Hutton could have met some lliechtenauer longsword fencers and interviewed them. Filip LampartMartin Fabian.

This form does not constitute legal advice and nothing that you read or are provided on this web site should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel. This is due to references made to them in works by amnual masters such as Narvaez, Pallavicini, and Marcelli, who published in, andrespectively.

The dominant guild were the Brotherhood lischtenauer St. A few things are clear from the period treatises, though: Please note of the facsimile links will be large pdf files. Retrieved from ” https: This project was conducted between Jan Janand lasted for 1 year including the time necessary to transcribe the acquisitions.

On the contrary, the verses are intentionally cryptic and are described as “secret liechfenauer hidden words” by later masters, who assure us that their opaque wording was intended to prevent the uninitiated from discovering the techniques described therein.


Direct your spear etc, If it falls etc, Strike in, don’t pull, etc. Die 4 blos wiss zu renen so schlecht johannrs in alle gefahr on zweiffel wie er gefar [19]. Whilst the guards bear similarities to those of Marozzo, there are subtle differences when compared to imagery and in use instructions. Only two masters are known from this school. Up close, catch the hand, turn over his face to where the nape is.

There are four known sources for the peculiarly English style of two-handed swordsmanship, all of which are handwritten manuscripts. Also included for completionists is a full breakdown of the three primary short sword glosses, with translations by me, Mike Rasmusson, and David Rawlings.

All transcriptions are again by Dierk Hagedorn. V ier Leger allein, davon halt vnd fleuch die gemain, ochs pflug alber, vom tag sein dir nicht vnmer.

He stressed that there is “only a single art of the sword” which had been the same for centuries and which is the kernel and foundation of all arts of combat. An English translation of this manual by William Jherek Swanger can be found on http: Also known as the Tower Manuscript, or as Walpurgis’ manual. Plant upon him high, swing, go through or break the sword. The Wrath Manuxl The Crooked Stroke Archived from the original PDF on 27 August Martin Hundsfeld and Ott Jud were probably active in the early 15th century, but there is a scarcity of historical sources until the midth century.

Compleat Fencing-Master – Vier seinn der schnit. But I want to see one of these men, who has created a technique, that is not included in jhannes Lichtenauers art” http: