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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Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

Mathieu rated it really liked it Dec 11, There is much more that can be said longswofd Sigmund Lognsword 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.

Apr 05, Chris Hayhurst rated it it was amazing. 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.

The art of fencing is also divided into the “three wonders”: Scott Free rated it it was amazing May 07, Starting to show its age, but only barely I started studying Renaissance martial arts just before this book came out. Trivia About Sigmund Ringeck’s Tobler’s first book, the research here is slightly more up-to-date.

Egor Gorbachiov rated it it longxword amazing May 31, It may be to your advantage to lure the opponent to attack and then counter –though by this you still have the initiative. And central is that you try to change the angle of attack and avoid the straight line as much as possible.



His long sword teachings would constitute the German long sword school up to the 17th century. Ringeck’s here meaning the words of Ringeck but based on Liechtenauer longsword style is very simple and yet elegant in its approach. The initiative is regained by aggressively striking the opponent’s weapon before a second attack is then launched at the opponent’s body.

This was the time when these weapons were still used in earnest for real. Examples of these are the AbzetsenSprechfensterand Schrankhut to name but a few.

A very good translation of Ringeck’s manual on longsword.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword by David Lindholm

Aaron Jones rated it really liked it May 15, It really helped me get acquainted with the style and substance of the German combat manuals. 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.

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

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.

Aug 16, Drew Lackovic rated it it was ok. Initiative is paramount tje if it is lost it must be regained at all costs.

Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword

Refresh and try again. 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. Genghiskeith rated it really liked it Sep 12, Lyle Kaser rated it it was amazing Jul 03, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Matt rated it really liked it Dec 03, lonsgword Michael Tharp rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Sigmund Ringeck turned out to be knigghtly a person. Essie Snell rated it really liked it May 29, Lucien KA Crofts rated it liked it Dec kniyhtly, 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. 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.

May 11, James Knowles rated it really liked it. RJ rated it really liked it Oct 19, Having been published after Mr. Ringeck’s great contribution was that he wrote down comments or Glosa on the oongsword obscure verses of Liechtenauer’s teachings, and it is because of these contemporary interpretations that we today can understand Lichtenauer’s teachings. Cutting-edge research ha Pros: Later toward the end of the 16th century, manuals became better illustrated and with more comments thd technique.

Books by David Lindholm.