Lecture


Fight books around the world – martial arts studies

Trainer: 
Daniel Jaquet

Description: 
This lecture will review the latest conference in Solingen (Fight books in comparative perspective - Deutsches Klingenmuseum, November 2017), including a presentation of latest research about fight books from Asia, India, and South America. It will also give perspective on ongoing research projects and avenues (Acta Periodica Duellatorum, Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies, Martial Arts studies network).


Historical rule-sets for HEMA competitions

Trainer:
Matt Galas

Description: 
HEMA is the reconstruction of lost martial traditions using historical source material. While we tend to focus on technical literature on the fighting arts, there is also a substantial body of primary source material devoted to the day-to-day practice of fencing, including rule-sets for tournaments and other competitions.

This lecture will examine historical rule-sets from a variety of martial traditions, including Germany (Fechtschule rules), France (chivalric feats of arms, rapier rules, fencing guild rules), Italy (fencing hall rules, wrestling rules), Belgium (fencing guild rules), and Spain (fencing hall rules). These various rule-sets will be examined and their relevance to modern HEMA practice discussed.


The context of your source

Trainer: 
Marcus Hampel

Description: 
In this lecture I present you the state of affairs regarding the research of the life stories of F.C.Christmann and Dr. G.Pfeffinger. They serve as an example why it is important to know the historical context of your source. And even how this helps to run an organized club.

Be prepared to hear about imaginative assumptions, even fanciful claims, why context is important!