Longsword

Workshop Handouts

- Workshop: The "Döbringer" Flourish from the Hs.3227a (.pdf format)
Workshop prepared by Keith Farrell

- Workshop: The Use of Low Guards in German Longsword (.pdf format)
Workshop prepared by Keith Farrell

- Workshop: Sneakiness and Tricks for Longsword: Talhoffer's 1467 Manual (.pdf format)
Workshop prepared by Keith Farrell

- Workshop: Longsword from the Kölner Fechtbuch (.pdf format)
Workshop prepared by Keith Farrell

- Workshop: The Longsword of Paulus Hector Mair (.pdf format)
Workshop prepared by Keith Farrell

- Workshop: Distance and Range Management for Longsword (.pdf format)
Workshop prepared by Keith Farrell


Related Video Materials

The "Döbringer" Flourish from the Hs.3227a

At HEMAC Dijon 2012, Keith Farrell led a workshop to examine the flourish from the Hs.3227a (aka the Codex Döbringer). Members of the French group Artes Belli took a video recording of the workshop and kindly edited it together into this video clip, which they uploaded to YouTube shortly after the event.


Paulus Mair's Longsword

At the Dreynevent 2014, Keith Farrell led a workshop about 16th century longsword as written by Paulus Hector Mair. Members from Dreynschlag took a video recording of the workshop and kindly edited it together into this video clip, which they uploaded to YouTube shortly after the event.


Longsword from the Kölner Fechtbuch

At the Dreynevent 2014, Keith Farrell led a workshop about 16th century longsword as written about in the Kölner Fechtbuch. Members from Dreynschlag took a video recording of the workshop and kindly edited it together into this video clip, which they uploaded to YouTube shortly after the event.


Liechtenauer's Five Words

At HEMAC Florentia 2015, Keith Farrell led a workshop to examine Liechtenauer's "five words" that underpin and contain the whole art of fencing. They outline the conceptual model of time and control of time that is so important within Liechtenauer's system, and they give a foolproof rule for performing successful Indes and winding actions.