Hans Wurm was a printer and woodcutter (“Formschneider”) in Landshut. His first known work is of 1501 (Wittelsbacher-Genealogie), his last known book is dated to 1504.
The following is a new transcription and translation done of his book on wrestling. It was written by an author unknown to us. This book was reprinted several times in the beginning of the 16th century. There are some of other versions or similar versions of the text and images found in other manuscripts and printed books on wrestling.
Compare this version with the one by Keith P. Myers made in 2002.
Remark: the formatting of the text is bad and ugly. I know that and maybe I’ll try to overcome the horrible automatic formatting of wordpress someday again.