Lethal Combat: Medieval Wrestling from Masters Ott Jud, Sigmund Ringeck and Fabian von Auerswald (video)

A knee-stomp from Fabian von Auerswald.
A technique from Fabian von Auerswald.

by Bill Grandy, Tim Hall and Doug Bahnick

The study of historical Ringen (the German word for “wrestling”) has opened doors to the modern practice of HEMA. The techniques found in the sources range from sport wrestling to vicious strikes against joints and weak points on the opponent. What follows is a video compilation of some of the ultimate fighting techniques from the historical masters Ott Jud, Sigmund Ringeck and Fabian von Auerswald. (edit: Happy April Fool’s Day!)

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