Great news for students of Joachim Meyer and Leküchner, from Dr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng, posted on the Reprint Forgeng's "The Art of Combat" Facebook group.

"I'm happy to be able to report some updates on the various projects. I have contacted Freelance Academy Press and let them know that I would be happy to have them publish both the 1570 Meyer and my translation of the Lund Meyer manuscript. We are talking about prioritizing the Lund Meyer, while we try to arrange with Pen and Sword to retrieve the rights to the Art of Combat translation.

I have also today nudged Boydell and Brewer about getting in gear on the Leckuechner. The book is almost entirely camera-ready--it will just take a couple of weeks' work to bring it to completion once I have contracts with the publisher and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

Again, I would like to thank people for their support through this difficult time. Between Christine's death and the impending integration of the Higgins collection into the Worcester Art Museum--on a very tight timeline--I have a lot of challenges on my plate. I'm happy to say that the Higgins Armory's interim director, Suzanne Maas, has been very supportive amidst it all, which has been a major factor in allowing me to move forward on the publications again."

Roger Norling
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with Gothenburg Historical Fencing School.

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. Recently, he has begun researching Meyer's dagger quite systematically using the same method he applied to his staff teachings.

Currently, he is writing on a series of books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, in collaboration with researcher friends in the HEMA community.

The upcoming two years he will be teaching Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.