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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Books by David Lindholm. Initiative is paramount and if it is lost it must be regained at all costs. In that sense, the manual of Ringeck is a key or a blueprint by which we can interpret later material, which often included illustrations but little straight forward advice on basics and technique. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
This was the time when these weapons were still used in earnest for real. This is especially true in late 15th and early 16th century fencing manuals. Lyle Kaser rated it it was amazing Jul 03, This foundation becomes important when we look at later masters in wrt German wrt such as Joachim Meyer in the late 16th century. 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.
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Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword
Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again. No use of the ARMA name and emblem, or website content, is permitted without authorization. To ask other readers questions about Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longswordplease sign up. Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Genghiskeith rated it really liked it Sep 12, May 11, James Knowles rated it really liked it. Footwork is not mentioned to any great extent in Ringeck’s manual however, and there can be a lot of reasons for this.
Ringeck’s here meaning the words of Ringeck but based on Liechtenauer longsword style is very simple and yet elegant in its approach. On a 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. Max rated it really liked it Nov 14, Later toward the end of the 16th century, manuals became better illustrated and with more comments on technique.
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.
Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword
Andy Walker rated it really liked it Jan 21, What comes through as the central idea of strategy in Ringeck is lingsword it is a bad idea to wait for the opponent to act.
It contains no illustrations and is a handwritten document originally inscribed on loose sheets of paper. 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. Aaron Jones rated it really liked it May 15, 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.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The cut is usually done from the Zufechten prior to binding the swords and at a greater longswwordthe slice from the bind, and the thrust from the Winden or Hengen hanging maneuvers.
A very good translation of Ringeck’s manual on longsword. And central is that you try to change the angle of attack and avoid the straight line as much as possible. All rights are reserved.
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It’s fairly oongsword friendly”. 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.
RJ rated it really liked it Oct 19, Stian Slethei rated it really liked it Jun 15, His long sword teachings would constitute the German long sword school up to the 17th century.
It may be to your advantage to lure the opponent to attack and then counter –though by this you still have the initiative. 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 this book aren’t really all that useful since I don’t have a partner to practice with.
Apr 05, Chris Hayhurst rated it it was amazing. Apart from this there are several additional key concepts that are not part of the core teachings, but nevertheless of great importance. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.