The source of the martial arts lies in books of legendary weapons masters from the Medieval and Renaissance times like Fiore dei Liberi, Johannes Liechtenauer, Hans Talhoffer and Sigmund Ringeck. They were experts in the field of martial arts who passed on their skills to students or recorded them in manuscripts.
De Orde der Noorderwind studies this material to reconstruct original fighting techniques and principles. This knowledge is implemented in the unique and realistic fighting choreographies created by the association.
The group also conducts research in other fields of medieval history, like symbolism and traditions. These topics can be found on the Noorderwind article forum.
These studies are mainly focused on the thirteenth century - the period that the association’s apparel is modeled upon.
Clothing and equipment are another important area of interest. The association produces its own costumes, props and accessories. These are generally composed of historic models and authentic materials. Information on these subjects is also published on the forum.