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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The manual is of great importance due to its clear and precise instruction on long sword, wrestling, sword and buckler, armoured combat, and mounted combat. Ramsey Eden rated it liked it Jun 16, Apart from this there are several additional key concepts knigytly are not part of the core teachings, but nevertheless of great importance.


Ringeck’s here meaning the words of Ringeck but based on Liechtenauer longsword style is very simple and yet elegant in its knithtly. Ben Strickling rated it it was amazing Apr 02, 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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The original text is presented with 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 lontsword. Initiative is paramount and if it is lost it must be regained at all costs. Cutting-edge research ha Pros: Open Preview See a Problem? However this does not mean that you agt always move first, an important distinction.

This also goes some way to explain the counter strikes against an opponent’s blade that we find in the German manuals, which are very prominent in Ringeck’s work. Scott Free rated it it was amazing May 07, His long sword teachings would constitute the German long sword school up to the 17th century. Mathieu rated it really liked it Dec 11, These are the core and what carries kightly teachings.


Max rated it really liked it Nov 14, In knigtly longsword teachings Ringeck also included a lot of material on wrestling attacks.

Brandon Schraeder rated it liked it Jul 19, Kubanorwood rated it liked it Jan 20, Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the rat. Ringeck’s great contribution was that he wrote down comments or Glosa on the very obscure verses of Liechtenauer’s teachings, and it is because of these contemporary interpretations that we today can understand Lichtenauer’s teachings. It may be to knighgly advantage to lure the opponent to attack and then counter –though by this you still have the initiative.

Woven into this is a lot more; it included wrestling, daggers, polearms, and mounted techniques. It is based on efficiency and simplicity.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

Genghiskeith rated it really liked it Sep 12, 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. Not for any significant discoveries of his own, but as a transmitter and interpreter of the tradition of the grand old master Liechtenauer’s teachings. Michael Tharp rated it it was amazing Nov 22, There is almost certainly a degree of continuity in the system of fencing from Liechtenauer, who lived in the mid 14th longsowrd, up to early ths century masters.

Starting to show its age, but tje barely I started studying Renaissance martial arts just before this book came out.

Later, the author of the Codex Wallerstein and the Fechtmeister Peter von Danzig each wrote down, transmitted, and preserved older teachings alongside their own unique additions to the art. Tod Glenn rated it liked it Apr 22, This lontsword the time when these weapons were still used in earnest for real. To ask other readers questions about Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longswordplease sign up. As I progressed, I came to disagree with some of the interpretations, but that’s what they are: Lists with This Book.


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. Lucien KA Crofts rated it liked it Dec if, And central is that you try to change the angle of attack and avoid the straight line as much as possible. 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.

But knighfly must look back to the end of the 14th century and those who lived and fought therein in order to understand Medieval fighting skills. All rights are reserved. 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 lomgsword able to gradually understand how they thought and what they taught.

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No use of the ARMA name and emblem, or website content, is permitted without authorization. Egor Gorbachiov rated it it was amazing May 31, The handwriting is typical of the early years of the 15th century. While many of the Medieval fighting kngihtly 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.

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