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| '''Twelve Teachings for the Beginning Fencer'''
 
| '''Twelve Teachings for the Beginning Fencer'''
Twelve rules that you should apply<br/>
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Do not let the twelve rules annoy you<br/>
Out of which you can grow great Art
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From them great art may sprout from you
 
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'''[A2r]''' C&#658;welff regel las dich nit verdrie&#383;&#383;en<br/>
 
'''[A2r]''' C&#658;welff regel las dich nit verdrie&#383;&#383;en<br/>
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| '''The First'''
 
| '''The First'''
Whichever leg stands in front is bent<br/>
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Whichever foot stands forward, be bent.<br/>
And the rear is extended to create a strong base
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The hind outstretched decorates the body above
 
| '''Die er&#383;t'''
 
| '''Die er&#383;t'''
 
Welcher fu&#383;&#658; forñ &#383;tet &#383;ei pogñ<br/>
 
Welcher fu&#383;&#658; forñ &#383;tet &#383;ei pogñ<br/>
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| '''The Other'''
 
| '''The Other'''
Fight high with extended body<br/>
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Fence high with an outstretch body<br/>
Shoot to the openings powerfully with your reach
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Position powerfully, drive from the length
 
| '''Die Ander'''
 
| '''Die Ander'''
 
Hoch gfochtñ mit g&#383;tracktm͂ leib<br/>
 
Hoch gfochtñ mit g&#383;tracktm͂ leib<br/>
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| '''The Third'''
 
| '''The Third'''
Strike and step together<br/>
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Traverse and step with each other<br/>
And set your feet against each other
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and set your feet against each other
 
| '''Die Drit'''
 
| '''Die Drit'''
 
Straich vnd trit mit einander<br/>
 
Straich vnd trit mit einander<br/>
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| '''4.'''
 
| '''4.'''
Wer tritt nach haewen<br/>
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Whoever steps after hews,<br/>
Der darff sich kunst nit frewen.
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they permit their art no joy
 
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| '''The Fifth'''
 
| '''The Fifth'''
Note what the flat is<br/>
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Note what the flat is.<br/>
Do not fence left if you are right-handed
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Do not fence left if you are right.
 
| '''Die Funft'''
 
| '''Die Funft'''
 
Merck was die flech i&#383;t<br/>
 
Merck was die flech i&#383;t<br/>
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| '''The Sixth'''
 
| '''The Sixth'''
Search for the weak and the strong<br/>
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Seek weak and strong.<br/>
"Indes", note this word
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The word 'Indes', ever note
 
| '''Die Sech&#383;t'''
 
| '''Die Sech&#383;t'''
 
Such &#383;chwech vnd &#383;terk<br/>
 
Such &#383;chwech vnd &#383;terk<br/>
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| '''The Seventh'''
 
| '''The Seventh'''
Consider soft or hard<br/>
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Probe soft or hard<br/>
Nachreissen is your tool
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Following-after is your technique.
 
| '''Die Sibendt'''
 
| '''Die Sibendt'''
 
Prieff waich oder herdt<br/>
 
Prieff waich oder herdt<br/>
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| '''The Eighth'''
 
| '''The Eighth'''
Strike before and after<br/>
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Traverse before and after<br/>
Do not close range too hastily
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Running-in is not sudden to you
 
| '''Die Acht'''
 
| '''Die Acht'''
 
Streich for vnd nach<br/>
 
Streich for vnd nach<br/>
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| '''The Ninth'''
 
| '''The Ninth'''
Fight near the body<br/>
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Fence closely, by the body<br/>
Do not neglect the harassing strikes
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Do not omit the irritating wound
 
| '''Die Neundt'''
 
| '''Die Neundt'''
 
Ficht nahendt beym leyb<br/>
 
Ficht nahendt beym leyb<br/>
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| '''The Tenth'''
 
| '''The Tenth'''
Step close at the bind<br/>
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Step closely in the bind<br/>
Otherwise you will be wounded
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Otherwise you will become wounded
 
| '''Die X'''
 
| '''Die X'''
 
Trit nahendt in pundt<br/>
 
Trit nahendt in pundt<br/>
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| '''The Eleventh'''
 
| '''The Eleventh'''
The front of the hand is called the long edge<br/>
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In front of the hand is named the long edge.<br/>
Seldom attempt deflections with the short
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Seldom suffer a parrying upon the the short
 
| '''Die XI'''
 
| '''Die XI'''
 
Vor der handt hai&#383;t die lang &#383;chneidt<br/>
 
Vor der handt hai&#383;t die lang &#383;chneidt<br/>
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| '''The Twelfth'''
 
| '''The Twelfth'''
If you frighten easily<br/>
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If you frighten easily,<br/>
Do not learn to fence.
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Learn no fencing.
 
| '''Die XII'''
 
| '''Die XII'''
 
Er&#383;chrick&#383;tu gerñ<br/>
 
Er&#383;chrick&#383;tu gerñ<br/>

Revision as of 02:05, 31 October 2014

Andre Paurñfeyndt
Born 15th century
Died 16th century
Occupation Freifechter
Nationality German
Patron Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg
Movement Liechtenauer Tradition
Influences Johannes Liechtenauer
Influenced
Genres
Language Early New High German
Notable work(s) Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey (1516)
Manuscript(s)
Concordance by Michael Chidester and Jeremiah Smith
Translations Deutsch-Übersetzung

Andre Paurñfeyndt (Paurñfeindt, Paurenfeindt) was a 16th century German Freifechter. He seems to have been a resident of Vienna, although he mentions in his introduction that he served as a bodyguard to Cardinal Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg (1468 - 1540).[1] In 1516, he wrote and published a fencing manual entitled Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey ("Founding of the Chivalric Art of Swordplay"), which Sydney Anglo notes may have been the first illustrated work of its kind.[2] Little else is known about the life of this master, but he describes himself as a Freifechter and the contents of his book make it clear that he was associated with the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. His treatise diverges significantly from the standard teachings of the Liechtenauer tradition, but this may be due to his stated purpose of writing for beginning fencers.

Treatise

Please note that the only text with a complete set of images is the 1516 edition, which we currently do not have permission to publish. This article is illustrated using the remaining three illustrated texts, but following the order laid out in the archetype. The only exception to this is the image on page H2v of the 1516, which is replaced by the three images used in Egenolff's version.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Ott, Michael. "Matthew Lang." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910.
  2. Anglo, Sydney. The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. p 46. ISBN 978-0-300-08352-1