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Paulus Kal

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Leang Leong

 

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Dagger Techniques: Paulus Kal's Scissors Hold

 

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Paulus Kal's impossible krump

 

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Ringen from Paulus Kal, The First Hip Wrestling

 

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Durchwechseln Below and Above - Vienna transciption of PPvD; Paulus Kal Fechtbuch

Paulus Kal was a 15th-century German fencing master. According to his own testimony, he was the student of one Hans Stettner, who was in turn an initiate of the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. He served as fencing master at three different courts in his career, serving in various military capacities including commanding men in at least three campaigns. Perhaps his most significant legacy is an honor role of deceased masters included in the Bologna and Munich versions of his treatise, which he styled the Society of Liechtenauer. While several of these masters remain unknown, the majority wrote treatises of their own and Kal's list stands as an independent confirmation of their connection to the grand master. Kal's treatise is also interesting in that it represents the first attempt to give pictorial illustrations for parts of Liechtenauer's tradition of fencing.
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