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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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 thf contemporary interpretations that we today can understand Lichtenauer’s teachings. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Scott Free rated it it was amazing May 07, Reproduction of material from this site without written permission of The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts and its respective authors is strictly prohibited.

Michael Tharp rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Granted, this book is a more or less direct translation of the original 15th century text, which had none of these things, but for my situation — practicing alone, the teachings of lojgsword book aren’t really all that useful since I don’t have a partner to practice with.

The foundation of Ringeck’s system consists of the four primary guards, the five Meisterhaw master strikesMutieren to changeDuplieren to double and Winden to turn.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

It contains no illustrations and is a handwritten document originally inscribed on loose sheets of paper. Later toward the end of the 16th century, manuals became better illustrated aft with more comments on technique. Austen Beck rated it really liked it Jul 10, These again show useful techniques, but their real value is that they illustrate Medieval concepts of moving and fighting with the body as the primary tool.


Apart from this there are several additional key concepts that are not part of the core teachings, but nevertheless of great importance.

The art was not yet ‘sportified’ and the martial difference between Masters such as Ringeck and Meyer is distinct in spite of all their likeness. 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.

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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.

Ringeck offers clear and precise instructions in the actual handling of the sword knigtly how to use it in order to win a fight. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Return to Book Page. 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the first knighfly of the 15th century Sigmund Ringeck compiled a book with comments on the fencing teachings from Johannes Liechtenauer’s verses from c.


Lyle Kaser rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Mathieu rated it really liked it Dec 11, 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. Open Preview See a Problem? His long sword teachings would constitute the German long sword school up to the 17th century.

Having been published after Mr. Trivia About Sigmund Ringeck’s It’s fairly “newbie friendly”. Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword By David Lindholm 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.


Apr 05, Chris Hayhurst rated it it was amazing. This is especially true in late 15th and early 16th century fencing manuals. 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.

Aaron Jones rated it really liked it May 15, Aart to Read saving…. 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.