Sixt Wetzler studied religious studies, Scandinavian literature, and medieval history at the universities of Tübingen, Reykjavík, and Freiburg. He is currently finishing his PhD on ‘The Martial Arts of Medieval Iceland: Literary representation and historical form’. He is a member of the board of spokesmen of the commission Kampfkunst & Kampfsport (Martial Arts & Combat Sports) in the dvs (German Association for Sports Sciences) and works for the German Blade Museum in Solingen, with a focus on the European fencing tradition. His research interests lie on the comparative study of martial arts as a cultural-historical discipline, European martial arts, and blade fighting systems in general. Wetzler has published on martial arts issues both in German and English, and is among the highest ranked European practitioners of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, a Filipino martial art.