On this page can be found links to printed fighting techniques (more will be added as they are purchased by the marshals), online databases of fighting manuscripts and Youtube training videos.

The availability of the books and validity of the links were last checked at the end of December 2016.

  • Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship - C. H. Tobler
    Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Liechtenauer's Verses
    Sigmund Ringeck, Johannes Liechtenauer, Christian H. Tobler.
    Hardcover: 400 pages
    Publisher: FreeLance Academy Press (31 Dec. 2002)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1891448072
    ISBN-13: 978-1891448072
  • Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare - R. N. Charrette
    Fiore Dei Liberi's Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior di Battaglia
    Robert N. Charrette
    Paperback 254 pages
    FreeLance Academy Press (30 Sept. 2011)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0982591179
    ISBN-13: 978-0982591178
  • Medieval Longsword - G. Windsor
    Mastering the Art of Arms, Volume 2: The Medieval Longsword
    Guy Windsor
    Paperback: 240 pages
    Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship (30 Jun. 2014)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 9526819322
    ISBN-13: 978-9526819327
  • Medieval Swordsmanship - J. Clements
    Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques
    John Clements
    Paperback: 324 pages
    Publisher: Paladin Press, U.S. (1 Nov. 1998)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1581600046
    ISBN-13: 978-1581600049
  • Swordsman's Companion - G. Windsor
    The Swordsman's Companion
    Guy Windsor
    Paperback: 242 pages
    Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship; 2 edition (28 Mar. 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 9526793404
    ISBN-13: 978-9526793405
  • Advanced Longsword - G. Windsor
    Advanced Longsword - Forms and Function
    Guy Windsor
    Paperback: 198 pages
    Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship (10 Feb. 2016)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 9527157064
    ISBN-13: 978-9527157060
  • An Introduction to the Art & Science of Johannes Liechtenauer’s Medieval German Longsword Grades 1&2 - C. Stride
    An Introduction to the Art and Science of Johannes Liechtenauer’s Medieval German Longsword Grades 1 and 2
    Chris Stride
    Paperback: 144 pages
    Publisher: Wyvern Media (14 May 2012)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0956487114
    ISBN-13: 978-0956487117
  • Sword Fighting - H. Schmidt
    Sword Fighting - An Introduction to Handling a Longsword
    Herbert Schmidt
    Hardcover: 192 pages
    Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (15 Jan. 2015)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0764347926
    ISBN-13: 978-0764347924
  • Sword Fighting 2 - H. Schmidt
    Sword Fighting 2 - An Introduction to the Single-Handed Sword and Buckler
    Herbert Schmidt
    Hardcover: 240 pages
    Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US) (28 Oct. 2015)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0764348264
    ISBN-13: 978-0764348266
  • Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi: 15<sup>th</sup> Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi - L. Porzio
    Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi
    Filippo Vadi, Luca Porzio, Gregory Mele
    Hardcover: 200 pages
    Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf, US (30 Jun. 2003)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1891448161
    ISBN-13: 978-1891448164
  • Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Arts of Combat: Sword and Buckler Fighting, Wrestling, and Fighting in Armor
    Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Arts of Combat: Sword and Buckler Fighting, Wrestling, and Fighting in Armor
    David Lindholm, Peter Svard
    Paperback: 294 pages
    Publisher: Paladin Press, U.S. (1 April 2006)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1581604998
    ISBN-13: 978-1581604993
  • Fiore Dei Liberi's Sword In Two hands
    Fiore Dei Liberi's Sword in Two Hands
    Brian R. Price
    Hardcover: 278 pages
    Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf, US (30 Jun. 2003)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1891448137
    ISBN-13: 978-1891448133
  • The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship
    The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship: A Facsimile and Translation of the World's Oldest Personal Combat Treatise
    Jeffrey L. Forgeng
    Hardcover: 172 pages
    Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf, US (15 Feb. 2004)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1891448382
    ISBN-13: 978-1891448386
  • Codex Wallerstein - G. Zabinski
    Codex Wallerstein: A Medieval Fighting Book from the Fifteenth Century on the Longsword, Falchion, Dagger, and Wrestling
    Gregorz Zabinski, Bartlomiej Walczak
    Paperback: 398 pages
    Publisher: Paladin Press, U.S. (1 July 2002)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1581605854
    ISBN-13: 978-1581605853
  • Medieval Combat - H. Talhoffer
    Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat
    Hans Talhoffer, Marc Rector
    Paperback: 320 pages
    Publisher: Frontline Books (7 April 2014)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1848327706
    ISBN-13: 978-1848327702
  • Knightly Dueling - J. Hull
    Knightly Dueling
    Jeffrey Hull
    Paperback: 254 pages
    Publisher: Paladin Press (15 Oct. 2009)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1581606745
    ISBN-13: 978-1581606744
  • Medieval Sword and Shield - P. Wagner
    Medieval Sword and Shield - The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I.33
    Paul Wagner, Stephen Hand
    Paperback: 270 pages
    Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf, US (1 Nov. 2003)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1891448439
    ISBN-13: 978-1891448430
  • Knightly Art of Battle - K. Monschein
    The Knightly Art of Battle
    Ken Mondschein
    Paperback: 128 pages
    Publisher: Getty Publications (20 Oct. 2011)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1606060767
    ISBN-13: 978-1606060766
  • Burgundian Axe - J. Smith
    Burgundian Axe - The Noble Art of Chivalric Axe Combat
    J. Smith
    Paperback: 272 pages
    Publisher: Freelance Academic Press (July 2020)
    Language: English
    ISBN-13: 978-1937439064
  • Peter von Danzig - Harry R.
    Peter von Danzig
    Harry R.
    Paperback: 224 pages
    Publisher: melbourne Fencing Society (April 2019)
    Language: English
    ISBN-13: 978-0368702457
  • Traite de Combat Medieval - O. Patrouix-Gracia
    Traite de Combat Medieval : Methode Catalane
    Olivier Patrouix-Gracia
    Paperback: 159 pages
    Publisher: Budo Editions (1 May 2006)
    Language: French
    ISBN-10: 2846171165
    ISBN-13: 978-2846171168
Online Manuscript Databases
  • Wiktenauer

    Wiktenauer Database

    "Wiktenauer is an ongoing collaboration among researchers and practitioners from across the Western martial arts community, seeking to collect all of the primary and secondary source literature that makes up the text of historical European martial arts research and to organize and present it in a scholarly but accessible format."



    HROARR Database

    Resources for the Historical European Martial Arts and Sports Community.


  • Martial Arts Reconstruction

    Martial Arts Reconstruction

    "The core activity of our school is the study and reconstruction of medieval fighting techniques. Our aim is to reconstruct these combative systems based exclusively on evidence of scientific research, and also to interpret, imbibe, revive and generally become acquainted with them."


  • Talhoffer

    Hans Talhoffer

    "The blog is dedicated to Hans Talhoffer a Fencing Master of the 15th century. You will find a growing lot of material for your own researches and for the training of the Historical European Martial Arts."


  • Schola Forum

    Schola Forum

    "HEMA, Swordsmanship, Martial Arts, Military History."


  • ARMA


    "ARMA - the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts, is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to the study and practice of historical fencing and the exploration and promotion of our Western martial heritage."


Youtube Training Videos