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 knivhtly that followed them. But practice has shown that good footwork is essential for the techniques to work.

There are no discussion knihhtly on this book yet. Later toward the agt of the 16th century, manuals became better illustrated and with more comments on technique. The manual is of great importance due to its clear and precise instruction on long sword, wrestling, sword and buckler, armoured combat, longeword mounted combat. And central is that you try to change the angle of attack and avoid the straight line as much as possible.

Trivia About Sigmund Ringeck’s Genghiskeith rated it really liked it Sep 12, 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Mathieu rated it really liked it Dec 11, Tobler’s first book, the research here is slightly more up-to-date. Aaron Jones rated it really liked it May 15, Want to Read saving…. 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 lnogsword book aren’t really all that useful since I don’t have a partner to practice with.


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. These are the core and what carries his teachings. Egor Gorbachiov rated it it was amazing May 31, It contains no illustrations and is a handwritten document originally inscribed on loose sheets of paper.

Ringeck offers clear and precise instructions in the actual handling of the sword and how to use it in order to win a fight.

Woven into this is a lot more; it included wrestling, daggers, polearms, and mounted techniques.

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The initiative is regained by aggressively striking the opponent’s weapon before a second attack is then launched at the th body. 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.

Matt rated it really liked it Dec 03, Cindy rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Lucien KA Crofts rated it liked it Dec 22, 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.

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.

The handwriting is typical of the early years of the 15th century. Andy Walker rated it really liked it Jan 21, Scott Free rated it it was amazing May 07, Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Footwork is not mentioned to any great extent in Ringeck’s manual however, and there can be a lot of reasons for this.


Sigmund Ringeck turned out to be such a person. Aug 16, Drew Lackovic rated it it was ok. 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. His long sword teachings would constitute the German long sword school up to the 17th century.

May 11, James Knowles rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

Refresh and try again. Starting to show its age, but only barely I started studying Renaissance martial arts just before this book came out. Jake rated it it was ok Dec 13, longswlrd Lists with This Book. Ringeck’s here meaning the words of Ringeck but based on Liechtenauer longsword style is very simple and yet elegant in its approach.

However this does not mean that you must always move first, an important distinction. 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. 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.

Tepages. Tod Glenn rated it liked it Apr 22, No trivia or quizzes yet. Apr 05, Chris Hayhurst rated it it was amazing. Gabriel rated it really liked it Sep 11,