Online Resources

- Translation: Ringeck's Gloss of Liechtenauer's Longsword (DE, SE, EN, IT) (.pdf format)
Current Version: 03 (1st April 2014)

- Translation: Ringeck's Gloss of Liechtenauer's Longsword (DE, EN) (.pdf format)
Current Version: 03 (1st April 2014)

- Translation: Lignitzer's Treatise on Sword and Buckler (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (23rd April 2012)

- Article: Construction of a Fencing Mask (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (5th May 2012)

- Presentation: The Concept of "Style" in HEMA (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (2nd February 2013)

- Presentation: Teaching Models for HEMA Instructors (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (3rd February 2013)

- Article: Flute for Fencing (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (6th May 2013)

- Article: "Interpretive" HEMA Systems (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (10th July 2013)

- Article: The Pedagogical Skill of Andre Lignitzer, a 15th Century Fencing Master (.pdf format)
Current Version: 02 (5th January 2014)

- Article: Dementia Pugilistica in HEMA (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (22nd May 2014)

- Transcription: Fencing, Broad-Sword or Single-Stick, from "Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out-Door and In-Door Amusements." (.pdf format)
Current Version: 01 (10th July 2014)

Published Books

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Farrell, Keith, and Alex Bourdas. AHA German Longsword Study Guide. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, August 2013. ISBN 978-0-9926735-0-5.

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Farrell, Keith. Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, October 2014. ISBN 978-0-9926735-1-2.

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Roworth, Charles; Ben Kerr and Keith Farrell (eds.). The Art of Defence on Foot, 1798. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, October 2014. ISBN 978-0-9926735-2-9.

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Angelo, Henry; Ben Kerr and Keith Farrell (eds.). The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword, 1799. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, October 2014. ISBN 978-0-9926735-3-6.

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Farrell, Keith (ed.). Encased in Steel Anthology I. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, March 2015. ISBN 978-0-9926735-6-7.

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Grant, James; Keith Farrell (ed.). Legends of the Black Watch. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, April 2015. ISBN 978-0-9926735-7-4.

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Chambers, Robert; Keith Farrell (ed.). History of the Rebellion of 1745-6. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, January 2016. ISBN 978-0-9926735-9-8.

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Keith Farrell (ed.). Memoirs of Serjeant Donald Macleod, 1791. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, May 2016. ISBN 978-0-9934216-1-7.

Published Articles

- "The Pedagogical Skill of Andre Lignitzer, a 15th Century Fencing Master." Katsujinken: A Sword Arts Journal. Volume 5, April 2013. Pages 12-15.

- "Bridging the Gap Between Re-enactment and Martial Arts." The Fight Master. Volume 37, Autumn 2013. Pages 14-17.

- "How Can Martial Arts Teachers Continue to Learn?" The Blade's Edge. Volume 1, May 2014. Pages 19-20. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "'Frog DNA' in HEMA: Benefit or Hazard?" The Blade's Edge. Volume 2, June 2014. Pages 14-17. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "Form and Function in Historical Fencing." The Blade's Edge. Volume 3, July 2014. Pages 12-13. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "Distance and Range: The Value of Training Different Disciplines." The Blade's Edge. Volume 4, August 2014. Pages 12-14. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "Training Swords: the Ongoing Fight over Materials." The Blade's Edge. Volume 5, September 2014. Pages 8-10. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "Knowledge of the History of Fencing." The Blade's Edge. Volume 6, October 2014. Pages 9-11. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "Translation: The Challenge of Facilitating Communciation." The Blade's Edge. Volume 7, November 2014. Pages 16-17. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "Five Ideas to Make your Drills More Useful for Sparring." The Blade's Edge. Volume 7, November 2014. Pages 18-20. Available online at the Darksword Armory website.

- "The Kölner Fechtbuch: Context and Comparison." Acta Periodica Duellatorum. Volume 3, 2015. Pages 203-235.

Editing Work

- "Deciphering the footwork in Additional Manuscript 39564" (.pdf format)
written by Stephen Thurston, edited by Keith Farrell, 2013.

- "Polish Saber: A Basic Guide by the HEMA Alliance" (.pdf format)
written primarily by Richard Marsden, edited by Keith Farrell, 2013.

- "How We Train: A Guide for Instructors" (.pdf format)
written by Anders Linnard, English translation by Axel Pettersson, edited by Keith Farrell, 2013.

- Editor for: Richard Marsden. Polish Saber. The Use of the Polish Saber on Foot in the 17th Century. Phoenix: Tyrant Industries, 2015.

Notable Blog Articles

- 5 ways to train the Abzug (and to avoid an afterblow).

- Meaningful words: comparing translations of historical fencing treatises.

- Synthetic vs Steel, or a question in intensity.

- The emergence of historical technique in modern tournaments.

- Recommending gloves for longsword fencing.

- Buying your first feder from Regenyei Armory.

- 5 business lessons from studying longsword.

- Responsibility to our training partners.

- Introducing new students to sparring.

- What is a "claymore"?

- How to become comfortable wearing safety gear.

- Flying with swords.

- 15 "must read" books for German longsword.

- Head protection: helmet or fencing mask?

- The importance of the gorget.

- Primary and secondary sources in the study of history.

- The importance of citations for historical studies.

- The characteristscs of your students.

- Comparing objective and subjective rule sets for competition.

- Planning a HEMA demonstration for the public.

- A methodical approach to using tournaments as part of your strategy to improve your fencing skills.

- "Attribute fencing" and why this is a problem.

- 7 fundamental rules for instructors.

- The advantages to having a curricilum and syllabus.

- Sparring: not always the best training method to become better at sparring.

- What constitutes a worthwhile tournament?

- Development of the longsword through the ages.

- An updated visual definition of HEMA.

- Why do certain longsword techniques have a name, when others do not?

- Validating what we do in martial arts.

- Myths of the short person in martial arts.

- The danger of tournaments: hitting hard, or being unprepared to BE hit hard?

- "Aggressive" vs "assertive" for martial arts.

- For beginners: Fiore or Liechtenauer?

- Comparing how swords were used - the importance of the hilt.

- The concept of "professionalism" in HEMA.

- Time requirements in the practice of martial arts.

- Cutting concepts.

- Liechtenauer or a derivative?

- Analysing historical sources.

- Does HEMA have a role in historical re-enactment?

- What you train is what you do under pressure.

- Western composers and western martial arts.

Video Presentations

Lecture: "Identifying and Training Fundamental Skills" - Iron Gate Exhibition 2015

Lecture: "Teaching models for HEMA instructors" - Dreynevent 2013

Lecture: "The concept of STYLE in HEMA" - Dreynevent 2013

Videos of Workshops

Workshop: "Liechtenauer's Five Words" - HEMAC Florentia 2015

Workshop: "The Kölner Fechtbuch" - Dreynevent 2014

Workshop: "Paulus Hector Mair Longsword" - Dreynevent 2014

Workshop: "The 'Döbringer' Flourish from the Codex Hs.3227a" - HEMAC Dijon 2012