masters of defence

11.17.16

The German Language of Fighting

In the Middle Ages the German ‘Masters of Defence’ developed new approaches to swordsmanship and wrestling that culminated in the creation of a new language.

11.3.16

The Italian Renaissance of Swordsmanship, Wrestling, and Boxing

The Italian 'Masters of Defence' taught sword fighting while the working-class played war games with sticks. Together they ignited the Italian Martial Arts Renaissance.