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MEDIEVAL WRESTLING

Modern Practice of a 15th-Century Art

Autore: Jessica Finley

Codice: 609002

€ 32,00

In the Middle Ages, wrestling was practiced as both pastime and self-defense by every level of society – nobles, townsman, and peasants alike – and was regarded as the foundation of all other martial arts. And no medieval wrestler’s name looms as large as that of the Jewish master Ott, “wrestler to the noble Princes of Austria”, whose treatise is included in over a dozen fencing manuscripts.

In this first of its kind book, Jessica Finley of the renowned medieval martial arts association, the Selohaar Fechtschule, guides the reader on a journey that begins with the historical background of Ott’s wrestling and culminates in step-by-step instruction for practicing the techniques of this ancient fighting art. Both the lover of history and the wrestler on the mat will find this work an invaluable resource.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Martial Arts of Medieval Germany

Chapter 2: Master Ott, the Baptised Jew

Chapter 3: Organization of Ott’s Treatise

Chapter 4: Ott’s Prologue and Fight Theory

Chapter 5: Basic Wrestling

Chapter 6: Stance and Grips

Chapter 7: Treatment of the Techniques

Appendix A: Ott’s Wrestling from the Von Danzig Fechtbuch

Appendix B: Ott’s Treatise across Manuscripts

Appendix C: Drills and Class Notes

Bibliography

Primary Sources

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Riccamente illustrato

Pagine

184

ISBN
9781937439118