This right here is just about all that you should need to study Liechtenauers art."The pages ahead of you are packed with content—the intent is
that this book be useful as a resource during active training, so
wherever possible all material relevant to a specific device is
loaded onto a single page. Navigating this may be a bit tricky,
so here’s an outline of what you’ll find and where you’ll find it.
The first section contains introductory materials: an
overview of what we know and what we don’t know about
Johannes Liechtenauer, his students, and their writings. This
section is adapted from the relevant Wiktenauer articles,
revised and updated over the course of this project.
The second section contains the complete Recital of
Johannes Liechtenauer, as it is given in the Rome version (Cod.
44. A. 8). This contains all of Liechtenauer’s verses, including
those on mounted fencing for completeness. It includes
Christian Henry Tobler’s translation of the Rome, and Dierk
The third section is the longest and, for most readers, the
most important. It includes all of the major 15th century
glosses of Liechtenauer’s verse on fencing with the long sword.
Each page contains uses precisely the same layout so that
you’ll always know what you’re looking at. There are many
pages that are mostly blank because only one of the three
glosses has applicable text."The Recital of the Chivalric Art of Fencing of the Grand Master Johannes LiechtenauerWith Commentary and Illustrations by Master Sigmund ain Ringeck, Master Peter von Danzig, Master Paulus Kal, and Other Inheritors of His Tradition Including translations by Michael Chidester • Mike Rasmusson • David Rawlings • Thomas Stoeppler Christian Henry Tobler • Christian Trosclair • Cory Winslow Based on transcriptions by Dierk Hagedorn Edited by Michael Chidester www.wiktenauer.com