The Chivalric Fighting Arts Association is pleased to welcome its newest member, the Freifechter (http://www.freifechter.org) Founded in the year 2000, ‘Die Freifechter’ are one of Germany’s oldest historical fencing clubs. Their training focuses on the single-handed, single-edged sword from various historical eras. Systems trained include Messer according to the so-called ‘Glasgow Fechtbuch’ and Johannes Lecküchner’s […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get […]
Good day all! We’ve been somewhat remiss in posting articles lately, but your patience will be rewarded! We have several articles in the pipeline that should be of note to anybody interested in the Historical European Martial Arts. Among these is another piece by our prolific and always excellent Bill Grandy concerning Fabian von Auerswald, […]
The CFAA blog has some interesting articles coming up, and so here we are to entice you with a bit of a preview. First off, English martial arts will be featured through a paper on the English longsword tradition, by Terry Brown, with a link to his fantastic transcription of the verse contained within the […]
We are happy to announce that the Chivalric Fighting Arts Association blog now has its own Twitter feed! You can follow us at @CFAABlog to get your updates in a timely fashion. We’ll be back soon with more!
Welcome to the Chivalric Fighting Arts Association! Founded in 2011, the Chivalric Fighting Arts Association (CFAA) is an international organization of schools and clubs devoted to the study of historical European martial arts, particularly those practiced in a chivalric context, used in war, the tournament, and the duel. CFAA members study diverse martial arts – from lands […]
On Saturday July 28, Jessica Finley gave a day-long seminar in Ringen and Messer techniques from the German medieval martial arts tradition. The day started with a three hour Ringen course, for which thirteen people attended. Drawing from the techniques of Master Ott, Jessica skillfully led the group through a series of basic exercises leading […]