Re: Krigarenve, Northern European Martial Arts
Posted by: "Eosin" eosin@...
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:04 am (PDT)
It's a good start, with reasonable coverage of history and mythology,
though with occasional typos.
There's actually enough historical material of the Germanic martial
tradition for a fully functional modern practice. For unarmed combat, a
couple of historical manuals give a good introduction (from the
recommended Truefork site):
And the Codex Wallerstein is packed with close-combat material, about
half of it unarmed.
As for the weapon combat, the Medieval and Renaissance manuals actually
give plenty of info, as the techniques for certain weapons were
consistent for centuries. For example, the classic one-handed sword and
round shield uses the same basics as sword and buckler, which in turn is
shown in Tower Manuscript I.33, Ringeck's sword and buckler section, and
Marozzo's sword and buckler section. Much advice on how certain things
were done overall is listed in remarks from Lichtenauer, Ringeck,
Doebringer, Meyer, and others, which answer a lot of potential questions.