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
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.