This may seem strange for a group the concentrates on Fiore, but we are proud to be able to supply a major new work - The Art and Science of Johannes Liechtenauer's Medieval German Longsword.
This book has just been published and is available from all major outlets or directly from our shop ... click here
This is the back cover information ...This book will provide an opportunity to study the martial system behind the Art that is medieval German longsword, as taught by Johannes Liechtenauer in the mid 14 th Century and glossed by Sigmund Ringeck the Elder (c 1502). The contents include a brief explanation of medieval training practices, followed by a detailed description of the late medieval longsword, including an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the various training simulators available.
The book then covers Liechtenauer's five Maisterhaw and the four Guards, including Ringeck's additional static positions. These are expanded in considerable detail, explaining the proper stance, weight distribution and movement involved, as well as the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each element. This is combined with vitally important martial principles necessary to provide a new scholar with a fundamental understanding of the Art. 17 additional illustrations further clarify the text, with the intention of providing the reader with a comprehensive martial grounding before attempting more complex techniques.