While in Italy to teach at the TaurHEMAchia, Dave Gallo and Alessandro Gallo of the Sala d’Arme del Folle invited me to join them in producing a video to showcase and explain some of my thoughts about Liechtenauer.
Since the bind is such a crucial part of Liechtenauer’s art, and his Five Words so often result in a bind or working from the bind, I thought I would share some of my most recent thoughts about this. Quite recently, I had made a video with Federico Malagutti to compare the methods of Liechtenauer and Fiore in terms of the bind, so this was an opportunity for me to go into more depth on the Liechtenauer side of things and to explain how it links with several of the other key technical terms, concepts, and Hauptstucke of the system.
Dave and Alessandro did a phenomenal job of filming the video and editing it afterwards. I provided the lesson, the script, and the voice-over; but their video work is stunning and I am so very grateful that they gave me the opportunity to be part of this project with them!