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Mace, shield, weapons drill. Manuscript: 'Treaty of combat' (tradition master Johann Lichtenauer). Training combat techniques, judicial duel Franconian shield fitted with metal spikes, ca 1490-1500 (C) RMN (Musée de Cluny - National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris, France: www.musee-moyenage.fr/ ) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
Die Blume des Kampfes (Cod.5278) ~ Wiktenauer, the world's largest library of HEMA books and manuscripts ~☞ Insquequo omnes gratuiti fiant
Die Blume des Kampfes (“The Flower of Battle”) is a nickname given to a group of three German manuscripts that share a common technical syllabus and set of illustrations. It might possibly be based on the tradition of 14th century Italian master Fiore de'i Liberi, from whose treatise Fior di Battaglia it derives its nickname
The 16th century manuscript, listed simply as: 'Fechtbuch: Libr. pict. A 83' is hosted by the State Library of Berlin. This fencing manuscript, made from paper*, was produced in the early 1500s in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. There is next to no online commentary and the work consists of about 140 pages, featuring ink and watercolour/ink-wash illustrations.
The “Hips and Elbows” Technique
Ott Jud ("Ott the Jew") was a 15th-century Austrian martial arts master, specialized on grappling (Ringen).The version of his treatise in Codex Lew states that he was a baptized Jew.Paulus Kal describes him as the wrestling master to the rulers of Austria, and names him as a member of the Society of Liechtenauer.Ott's treatise on ringen is repeated throughout all of the early German treatise compilations and seems to have become the dominant work on the subject within the Liechtenauer tradition.