Comment Hidden in a dusty library, locked in a secure vault this obscure and strange manuscript has the power to unlock lost secrets from a medieval world. Contained within the beautifully illustrated paper folios is unique imagery of bloody but highly sophisticated combat, weird futuristic designs and inventions, ingenious engineering and judicial duels.
Email this page to a friend Recorded over six centuries ago, the teachings of the 14th-century Master-at-Arms Johannes Liechtenauer have been given new life by a world-wide community of modern swordsmen and women, fascinated by the elegance, efficiency and depth of his unique martial art.
Beginning with a short historical overview of the art, Mr.
Tobler teaches stance, footwork, methods for gripping the sword, and step-by-step instructions for executing the core techniques of the Liechtenauer tradition. Heavily photo-illustrated, the book also makes use of decision-trees and training drills to aid in learning.
Tobler is the current Grand Master of the Order of Selohaar, an eclectic order of chivalry that he co-founded in , and serves as Principal Instructor for its associated school of swordsmanship, the Selohaar Fechtschule.
He lives with his wife in the United States, in rural Oxford, Connecticut, where he teaches a weekly class on medieval German combat, surrounded by far too many books and pieces of arms and armour for the size house that they live in.