Posting this a bit early since I won't be able to tomorrow. Not a new article, but a fairly extensive pdf that is derived from the powerpoint presentation that was used for my lecture first at WMAW 2015 in Racine, USA, and then before the GHFS in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The topic is research methods and things we need to study in our research, both on a macro and micro level and all of it boils down to the two words "context" and "properties".

Don't hesitate to ask any questions. I will try to answer as best I can.

Research methods and tools for understanding combat manuals

Roger Norling

Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer’s Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with the Gothenburg Free Fencer’s Guild (GFFG).

Starting with the Gothenburg Historical Fencing School in 2008, he is since 2015 a member of the GFFG. His main focus in his research is the “Kunst des Fechtens” and primarily the longsword, dussack and polearms. He has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer since 2009. In this he has enjoyed collaborating with the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild and in May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG.

Currently, he is writing on several books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, as well as on pedagogics for teaching martial arts.

He is the creator behind the three sister sites, Water on a Rock, an online journal on philosophical ponderings, and and shares his experiences and knowledge in articles on both sites.

He regularly lectures on topics related to HEMA, and teaches workshops on Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events around the world. For more about this, read his instructor’s profile.