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Our School bases it's study on three manuscripts from the 14th century. These are the earliest existing examples of medieval documents outlining swordplay and combat.

Our primary source is the Italian 'Flower of Battles' written by Fiore and based on his extensive martial experience throughout the 14th century. This manuscript exists in three forms today and outlines a complete and brilliant combat system.

Our two secondary sources consist of the earliest example of a 'fechtbuch', from 1300, namely "I.33", written by a German Priest to teach his students how to defend themselves with a sword and buckler, and a written manuscript from Hanko Döbringer(1389), outlining the combat system of the German Master Johannes Lichtenauer.