Christoph Reinberger

Christoph Reinberger, born in 1981, has been an active member of the Verein Ochs historische Kampfkunst e. V. since 2003. By attending numerous HEMA seminars in Germany and abroad, studying various sources and training under Alexander Kiermayer, he was able to acquire extensive knowledge in a wide variety of historical weapon types. Since 2011 he has been teaching as a trainer with a focus on longsword. His training is on conveying work movement sequences, connecting techniques, breaking thinking and safe fencing without being hit.

Inspired by Alexander Kiermayer's work with the Bartitsu, he began to take a closer look at the historical English bare knuckle boxing. The findings from the research enables him to hold regular training sessions at his own group called Bear-Knuckle-Boxing-Club since 2015. He is also a co-founder and chairman of the Society for the Study and Testing of Historical Weapons (Gesellschaft zur Erforschung und Erprobung historischer Waffen e. V.), which is dedicated to the documentation of historical swords.