The Messer of Johannes Lecküchner, Part 1

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Combat with the Messer (or long knife) according to the teachings of fencing master and priest Johannes Lecküchner. Lecküchner formulated his own martial art at the end of the 15th century in accordance with the principles of Johannes Liechtenauer. Highly effective techniques, which appeared to have been forgotten, are presented in an understandable way. These techniques and the corresponding principles can also be used in single-handed sword combat.


  • Overview of historical background / theory
  • "Huten" or basic guards
  • Basic strokes for the Messer
  • The six "master strokes" for the Messer
  • Advanced techniques
  • Grappling techniques
  • Methods of disarming an opponent
  • Application examples
  • Drills and exercises


Alexander Kiermayer: Historic sword fighting teacher. Long-term teaching experience in various Asian martial arts. Licensed trainer. Police trainer.

Hans Heim: Historic sword fighting teacher. Chairman of the "Ochs - Historische Kampfkunste" Association. Long-term experience in martial arts from the Philippines.

Running Time: approx. 150 minutes
Format: NTSC 4:3 (English)
Region: Region 0 (codefree)
ISBN: 978-3-9316163-1-1
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