Referent: Nils Stracke
This type of swordsmanship was practised in Europe from the 14th-17th centuries. The longsword was a popular weapon in the late Middle Ages. A manuscript from the year 1389 gives the first written reference to it. Gladiatores Stuttgart is a professional school for European historical martial arts, which imparts its knowledge in lessons, workshops, seminars and events around the European martial arts.