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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There is much more that can be said about Sigmund Ringeck and his work, but this brief online article at least places him at the forefront of the German school for fencing for today’s student of the art.
Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword
Sigmund Ringeck turned out to be such a person. A very good translation of Ringeck’s manual on longsword.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This was the time when these weapons were still used in earnest for real. All rights are reserved to that material as well.
SIGMUND RINGECK´S KNIGHTLY ART OF THE LONGSWORD
Apr 05, Chris Hayhurst rated it it was amazing. Gabriel rated it really liked it Sep 11, Knigbtly handwriting is typical of the early years of the 15th century.
Reproduction of material from this site without written permission of The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts and its respective authors is strictly prohibited. Mathieu rated it really liked it Dec 11, Cindy rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Ringeck’s here meaning the words of Ringeck but based on Liechtenauer longsword style is very simple and yet elegant in its approach.
The original text is presented longxword extensive interpretations and detailed, instructive drawings to capture the medieval swordsman’s art. It contains no illustrations and is a handwritten document originally inscribed on loose sheets of paper. On longswoord par with Christian Henry Tobler’s Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanshipthis work has the added benefit of footwork diagrams, and the consequences of each attack shown in the illustrations, leaving no doubt that this was a lethally effective martial art.
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Footwork is not mentioned to any great extent in Ringeck’s manual however, and there can be a lot of reasons for this. Tobler’s first book, the research here is slightly more up-to-date. These wrestling techniques are usually done from the bind, or by “running through” Durchlauffenthat is, stepping in if he comes in with his weapon high or wide to the side. May 11, James Knowles rated it really liked it.
The initiative is regained by aggressively striking the opponent’s weapon before a second attack is then launched at the opponent’s body. Cutting-edge research ha Pros: His long sword teachings would constitute the German long sword school up to the 17th century.
Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword by David Lindholm
Jake rated it it was ok Dec 13, Genghiskeith rated it really liked it Sep 12, Cutting-edge research has moved on somewhat, but nevertheless this volume remains a solid reference. Max rated it really liked kf Nov 14, 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 sword.
Trivia About Sigmund Ringeck’s RJ rated it really liked it Oct 19, 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. 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.
There is almost certainly a degree of continuity in the system of fencing from Liechtenauer, who lived in onightly mid 14th century, up to early 17th century masters.
No use of the ARMA name and emblem, or website content, ot permitted without authorization. Woven into this is a lot more; it included wrestling, daggers, polearms, and mounted techniques. But practice has shown that good footwork is essential for the techniques to work. To be fair, the drawings and descriptions are fairly straight forward–some of the directional arrows are confusing, but I think a lot of that would come out in practicing the maneuvers with another person.