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The blogger identified only as "[[Hans Talhoffer]]" says the following about himself:
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'''Jens P. Kleinau''' is a fencer, researcher, and instructor in the Historical European Martial Arts HEMA from the period of the 14th until the 17th century. For several years, he blogged under the pseudonym [[Hans Talhoffer]], who was also central to many of his articles, but eventually he revealed his identity and began listing his human name on his website.
  
{{Quotation|I am a dedicated fencer and researcher in the European Martial Arts from the period from the 14th until the 17th century. In jest I created the Facebook persona of Hans Talhoffer, a famous Fencing Master of the 15th century. Hans Talhoffer (Dalhover, Talhouer, Thalhoffer, Talhofer) was a Fencing Master, a Contract Combatant and a Consultant regarding Martial Arts and the Arts of War. He was born between 1410-1415 and lived at least until 1482 (latest mention of his name is 1489 in Munich Bavaria). He produced at least five surviving manuals to the arts of fencing and warfare which were copied several times. Talhoffer was a well educated man, who took interest in astrology, mathematics, onomastics, and the auctoritas and the ratio. He was ranked highly by his customers who paid a fortune to produce the manuals.
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Jens P. Kleinau is the instructor for single-handed weapons and single-handed weapon combinations at [http://www.zornhau.de/ Zornhau] in Germany. His path of martial arts and sports started in 1973 with Olympic fencing. Since then, he has studied various martial arts, with some breaks mostly related to injuries resulting from that kind of leisure-time activity. His main studies have included Fencing and Shotokan Karate, and are currently Wing Chun, Historical Martial Arts, and most recently Taijiquan. He has been a member of Zornhau since 2005, and in 2009 he joined a second HEMA club named [http://www.stahlaufstahl.de/ Stahl auf Stahl] (Frankfurt, Germany). In 2013, he founded the New Marxbrüder association in Frankfurt. He has given several national workshops and instructed classes at international events. His favorite teaching subjects are [[Langes Messer]] (long knife), [[sword & buckler]], and [[spear]] & [[shield]].
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Jens P. transcribes, translates, and interprets the medieval and renaissance fighting manuals and publishes mostly at his well-known blog http://talhoffer.wordpress.com. As a part of the Zornhau team he measures and handles originals and publishes the data at the club’s website. To broaden his horizon and assure the quality of his own work, he is in constant exchange with other experts (mostly using his initials “JPK” or a nom de plume matching this acronym like “Johann Paulus Kal”).
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He strives for a ‘bullshido’-free interpretation of the work of the old masters. His interpretations are very down-to-earth and even though there may be younger and faster fencers, he is always ready to show what he is teaching in a very practical way. He would love to teach you in person how to use his favorite weapons accordingly to the original sources. Alas, he usually has a full schedule. But if you pay him the expenses and some alcoholic drinks he will see what he can do. Just contact him on [https://www.facebook.com/PaulusKal Facebook] or via [mailto:hans.thalhoffer@googlemail.com email]. Here are some of the workshop he did: [https://talhoffer.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/selected-workshops/ Selected Workshops].
  
 
His work is featured here under the following license:
 
His work is featured here under the following license:
  
{{Quotation|1=Every content posted directly in the [https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002165854386 Facebook account] as notes, comments, posts or pictures is free of copyright. Take it if you want and where you want. If you want to be friendly to the one who did all the work, please link back to this blog http://talhoffer.wordpress.com or the [https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002165854386 Facebook Profile].<br><br>Every content that is posted here in this blog and you find only links and comments to the content in my Facebook account is under a Linkware Licence. That means you can take it but you are required to link back to this blog with the URL http://talhoffer.wordpress.com. So if you want to get on the safe side, just link to the blog.<br><br>This licences do not include the content of other copyright holders cited or linked in the content of this blog.}}
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{{Quotation|1=Every content that is posted here in this blog is under a Linkware Licence. That means you can take it but you are required to link back to this blog with the URL https://talhoffer.wordpress.com.
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This licences do not include the content of other copyright holders cited or linked in the content of this blog. Be aware that this blogs cites other sources and uses images that other copyright holders may have rights on. Such content is free to use for this blog only. You are not free to take it from this blog. Please make sure that you have to right to reproduce and republish such content.}}

Latest revision as of 21:38, 1 July 2015

Jens P. Kleinau is a fencer, researcher, and instructor in the Historical European Martial Arts HEMA from the period of the 14th until the 17th century. For several years, he blogged under the pseudonym Hans Talhoffer, who was also central to many of his articles, but eventually he revealed his identity and began listing his human name on his website.

Jens P. Kleinau is the instructor for single-handed weapons and single-handed weapon combinations at Zornhau in Germany. His path of martial arts and sports started in 1973 with Olympic fencing. Since then, he has studied various martial arts, with some breaks mostly related to injuries resulting from that kind of leisure-time activity. His main studies have included Fencing and Shotokan Karate, and are currently Wing Chun, Historical Martial Arts, and most recently Taijiquan. He has been a member of Zornhau since 2005, and in 2009 he joined a second HEMA club named Stahl auf Stahl (Frankfurt, Germany). In 2013, he founded the New Marxbrüder association in Frankfurt. He has given several national workshops and instructed classes at international events. His favorite teaching subjects are Langes Messer (long knife), sword & buckler, and spear & shield.

Jens P. transcribes, translates, and interprets the medieval and renaissance fighting manuals and publishes mostly at his well-known blog http://talhoffer.wordpress.com. As a part of the Zornhau team he measures and handles originals and publishes the data at the club’s website. To broaden his horizon and assure the quality of his own work, he is in constant exchange with other experts (mostly using his initials “JPK” or a nom de plume matching this acronym like “Johann Paulus Kal”).

He strives for a ‘bullshido’-free interpretation of the work of the old masters. His interpretations are very down-to-earth and even though there may be younger and faster fencers, he is always ready to show what he is teaching in a very practical way. He would love to teach you in person how to use his favorite weapons accordingly to the original sources. Alas, he usually has a full schedule. But if you pay him the expenses and some alcoholic drinks he will see what he can do. Just contact him on Facebook or via email. Here are some of the workshop he did: Selected Workshops.

His work is featured here under the following license:

Every content that is posted here in this blog is under a Linkware Licence. That means you can take it but you are required to link back to this blog with the URL https://talhoffer.wordpress.com.

This licences do not include the content of other copyright holders cited or linked in the content of this blog. Be aware that this blogs cites other sources and uses images that other copyright holders may have rights on. Such content is free to use for this blog only. You are not free to take it from this blog. Please make sure that you have to right to reproduce and republish such content.