Here we have links to specific portions of Wiktenauer that are pertinent to what our club studies. We mainly focus on the Liechtenauer tradition, but we are open to studying Meyer and Fiore as well.
Pseudo-Peter von Danzig – Liechtenauer tradition. This is the text we start our students off with. The real author is unknown.
Johannes Liechtenauer – The 15/16th century master swordsman.
Master Liechtenauer’s Art Book (Cgm 2712)
Johannes Liechtenauer’s Written Fencing Book (MS Dresden C 487
Joachim Meyer – “The last major figure in the tradition of … Liechtenauer”. His art is different enough from Liechtenauer that it’s considered its own teaching. If you hear of “Meyerites” and “Meyer Friefechter Guild”, this is what they study.
Manual on Fencing, on Horse and on Foot (MS Var.82)
Joachim Meyers Faktbok (MS A.4º.2)
A Thorough Description of the Art of Fencing
Fiore de’i Liberi – The source of Fiorists, who are sometimes called Florists because Fiore’s main work is the Flower of Battle. He has a focus on using the sword to get to melee and grappling. Great source of “ringen am schwert” (German for grappling at the sword).
The Flower of Battle, MS Ludwig XV 13
The Flower of Battle, B1.370.A MS M.0383
Sword & Buckler
MS I.33 – This manual is dated to 1320, and the specific author(s) is/are unknown. The best guest is a priest named Liutger. It’s one of the more expansive sources we have to work with.
Antonio Manciolino – A 16th century Italian fencing master who studied under Guido Antonio di Luca of the Dardi style. He wrote the oldest surviving treatise on swordsmanship.
Opera Nova (“A New Work”) 1531
Achille Marozzo – A 16th century Italian fencing master who studied under Guido Antonio di Luca of the Dardi style. He wrote an extensive illustrated treatise on swordsmanship that became the main work for the Dardi (Bolognese) school.
Opera Nova (“A New Work”) 1536
Andre Liegniczer (Andres Lignitzer) – A 14/15th century German fencing master who was part of the Fellowship of Liechtenauer. His main work was on Sword & Buckler.
Sword & Buckler Section
Hans Talhoffer – A 15th century German fencing master that had an unknown connection to the Liechtenauer tradition. He is known for his treatises being short on descriptions, mostly focusing on artwork.
Königsegg / MS XIX. 17-3 Archetype
Württemberg / Cod. icon. 394a Archetype