Welcome to the website for the UK clubs of KDF International.


KDF International is an association of like minded clubs whose aim is to promote the study, development and practice of the martial arts tradition of medieval and renaissance Germany, in particular those of the Master, Johannes Liechtenauer.






These martial arts have been preserved in numerous treatises and have been unearthed, transcribed, translated, interpreted into our modern understanding of a subtle, dynamic and effective martial arts system that looks at the use of a number of weapons of the time as well as wrestling.


KDF started in 2006, born from a desire to focus attention on Liechtenauer's works as well as to bring a dynamic approach to training, adding the use of protection and free play exercises and bouts to drill and practice as a part of trying to triangulate a truth within our interpretations.