Sunday, October 16, 2016 Historical Fencing Workshop with subject: Longsword Fighting from Codex Wallerstein (1470)

Freifechter Guild - Hellas


On Sunday, October 16, 2016, a historical fencing workshop about longsword fighting from Codex Wallerstein (1470) was conducted successfully.


The trainees were instructed on the Jorn Ort and its counters, as well as the Kniechelhau. Codex Wallerstein is a german fencing manual completed by Paulus Hector Mair in 1556, although it is older than that, since some chapters were written by an unknown author in 1420. The style described therein does not belong in the swordsmanship system of Johannes Lichtenauer, but to a fencing group from Nuremberg.

After training and a small break, the swordsmen took part in a VIP protection scenario based on Byzantine High Strategy and Battle Tactics manuals. Two teams were formed, one comprised of an official, an officer and their bodyguards, supposedly armored, and the second, comprised of the would-be assassins. In this scenario, the assassins, who were supossedly lightly armored, had to take out…

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