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Joshua Reptsik




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Medieval indoor fighting facility?         Reply with quote

In these last six or seven months I've gotten really emersed in the Liechtenauer German fighting tradition and its following interpretations, mostly longsword and wrestling. All the training has been outside and weather can interfere from time to time. Some eastern martial arts had the dojo. So my question is...was there an equivalent type of structure or room that was dedicated to fighting practice back in 14th or 15th century throughout Europe?
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Jeff Hsieh





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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,

Yes, 15th century medieval swordsmen would train in a "salle", a private school run by a fencing master. You also read about knights training with sword and lance in the castle courtyard.
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Wolfgang Armbruster





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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

German Fechtschule, 18th century


Late 1600's fencing room at Lieden University


illustration on sword training from the Weisskunig ("White King") biography of Maximilian I, von Habsburg, c. 1506



Pictures taken from the Arma site (http://www.thearma.org/arttalk/ArtTalk.htm)
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Helen Miller




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeff H.,
Would you happen to have more information on the medieval salle???
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