German Medieval Combat Books

If you are interested in building up your knowledge of the German Medieval Martial Arts tradition, these books are a great place to start to build your library. A lot of Medieval Combat training is reading… While there is no substitute for actual training, these books can help give you some context to the systems we use.

Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat

The Art of Swordsmanship by Hans Lecküchner

Dagger Fighting

Captain of the Guild: Master Peter Falkner’s Art of Knightly Defense

In Saint George’s Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts

And while I know this next book suggestion is expensive, it really should be a must read for anyone studying 14th or 15th century German Martial Arts

The Martial Ethic in Early Modern Germany: Civic Duty and the Right of Arms