The Knightly Art of the Longsword. Front Cover · Hugh Knight. Title, The Knightly Art of the Longsword. Author, Hugh Knight. Publisher, Ringeck’s invaluable 15th-century compilation of the lessons of German fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer is given new life by two modern students of the. : Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword ( ) by David Lindholm; Peter Svard and a great selection of similar New, Used.

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In the history of the martial arts of Western Europe there are a few individuals whose contributions have been instrumental in shaping the generations that followed them. Hardcoverknighrly. There is almost certainly a degree of continuity in the system of fencing from Liechtenauer, who lived in the mid 14th century, up to early 17th century masters.

While many of the Medieval fighting manuals primarily show counter-techniques and tricks of every kind, Ringeck’s greatness is that he starts with the basics and then step-by-step teaches the student the secrets of the longsword. Ramsey Eden rated it liked it Jun 16, Cutting-edge research has moved on somewhat, but nevertheless this volume remains a solid reference.

Egor Gorbachiov rated it it was amazing May 31, Mathieu rated it really liked it Dec 11, These wrestling techniques are usually done from the bind, or by “running through” Durchlauffenlonfsword is, stepping in if he comes in with his weapon high or wide to the side. Cutting-edge research ha Pros: Michael Tharp rated it it was amazing Nov 22, This is especially true in late 15th and early 16th century fencing manuals.


All rights are reserved. Nathan rated it liked it Nov 08, Refresh and try again. There is much more that can be said about Sigmund Ringeck and his work, but this brief online article at least places him knighttly the forefront of the German school for fencing for today’s student of the art. Trivia About Sigmund Ringeck’s Open Preview See a Problem? Later toward the end of the 16th century, manuals became better illustrated and with more comments on technique.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

In the first half of the 15th century Sigmund Ringeck compiled a book with comments on the fencing teachings from Johannes Liechtenauer’s verses from c. This foundation becomes important when we look at later masters in the German tradition such as Joachim Meyer in the late 16th century.

Andy Walker rated it kknightly liked it Jan 21, It’s fairly “newbie friendly”. These kbightly the core and what carries his teachings. It was an integrated system of fighting, and Ringeck’s lucid teachings in everything from the basics to the finesse is essential in order for us to be able to gradually understand how they thought and what they taught. Woven into this is a lot more; it included wrestling, daggers, polearms, and mounted techniques. The handwriting is typical of the early years of the 15th century.

Cindy rated it it was amazing Apr 13, And central kinghtly that you try to change the angle of attack and avoid the straight line as much as possible. Other Masters also played important parts in transmitting the tradition, for example Hanko Doebringer who in was the first known recorder of the Glosa explaining Liechtenauer’s verse.


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Apr 05, Chris Hayhurst rated it it was amazing. And herein lies Ringeck’s claim to value to posterity: Scott Free rated it it was amazing May 07, Having been published after Mr.

And if we place Sigmund Ringeck’s text next to Jacob Sutor’s, almost years later inwe find many of the same names and techniques, some with only small changes. However this does not mean that you must always move first, an important distinction.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In his longsword teachings Ringeck also included a lot of material on wrestling attacks. Matt rated it really liked it Dec 03, Books by David Lindholm. What comes through as the central idea of strategy in Ringeck is that it is a bad idea to wait for the opponent to act. Footwork is not mentioned to any great extent in Ringeck’s manual however, and there can be a lot of reasons for this. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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