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Bang! Bang! He shot me down! Can the pistol be studied as a Historic European Martial Art? By Philip T. Crawley
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Transcript notes of a lecture on historic pistol-craft presented at SWASH 2013 by the author
On Martial Arts, Zen, and the Blue-Eyed, Red-Bearded Barbarian By Ali Aliabadi
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Was the founder of Shaolin kung fu Chinese? Was Zen Buddhism created by a Japanese sage? What role did Nordics play, if any, in the formation of Far Eastern civilizations and cultures? This... More > remarkable essay draws together considerable evidence that the founder of Buddhism, martial arts and the Zen philosophy, did indeed lay with an Indo-European-descended wanderer into the Far East. Drawing on original descriptions and writings from China and elsewhere, the author shows that despite modern depictions of Buddha and his proselytizing acolytes as Mongoloid, the more ancient sources described him with European, and even Nordic, features. Finally, a section on DNA evidence is provided which confirms the link between Europeans and Ancient China.< Less
On Martial Arts, Zen, and the Blue-Eyed, Red-Bearded-Barbarian By Ali Aliabadi
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Was the founder of Shaolin kung fu Chinese? Was Zen Buddhism created by a Japanese sage? What role did Nordics play, if any, in the formation of Far Eastern civilizations and cultures? This... More > remarkable essay draws together considerable evidence that the founder of Buddhism, martial arts and the Zen philosophy, did indeed lay with an Indo-European-descended wanderer into the Far East. Drawing on original descriptions and writings from China and elsewhere, the author shows that despite modern depictions of Buddha and his proselytizing acolytes as Mongoloid, the more ancient sources described him with European, and even Nordic, features. Finally, a section on DNA evidence is provided which confirms the link between Europeans and Ancient China.< Less
Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence: Scholler's Edition By George Silver
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George Silver’s ‘Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence’ is considered one of the foremost works in the Western martial arts canon. Conceived as a companion piece to his... More > treatise ‘Paradoxes of Defence’ (1599); what is so remarkable is that from the start Silver explicitly sets out the theory and mechanics which underpin the Nobel Science of Defence. These principles are then illustrated through techniques for a wide range of weapons, including chapters on short sword, off hand grappling, sword and dagger, sword and buckler, two hand sword, staff, forest bill, pike and dagger fighting. This Scholler’s Edition has been designed with the new student in mind and accessibility as its primary concern. Silver’s language remains unaltered, but the spelling has been modernised and the work presented with a clear, contemporary layout accompanied by copious footnotes and supplementary material drawn from ‘Paradoxes of Defence’. The pocket-sized format makes this volume an invaluable training companion.< Less
The Teachings of Master Liechtenauer By Michael Chidester
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Collected here in this document are several of the most significant commentaries on Liechtenauer’s verse of the Fifteenth Century, arranged in such a fashion as to facilitate study and... More > training. Included are David Lindholm's translation of Döbringer, Keith Farrell's translation of Ringeck, Mike Rasmusson's translation of Danzig, transcriptions of all three by Dierk Hagedorn, and images from a variety of manuscripts to further illuminate the text.< Less
The Teachings of Master Liechtenauer By Michael Chidester
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Collected here in this document are several of the most significant commentaries on Liechtenauer’s verse of the Fifteenth Century, arranged in such a fashion as to facilitate study and... More > training. Included are David Lindholm's translation of Döbringer, Keith Farrell's translation of Ringeck, Mike Rasmusson's translation of Danzig, transcriptions of all three by Dierk Hagedorn, and images from a variety of manuscripts to further illuminate the text.< Less
Codex Martialis: Weapons of the Ancient World (BW) By Jean Chandler
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A comprehensive encyclopedia of pre-industrial hand weapons, from daggers to halberds, differentiated according to their real life functional differences. Part of the popular Codex Martialis system.
Aikido, Keri-waza (B&W for outside USA) By Mark Stokmans
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This is the black and white print version of Aikido, Keri-waza for European and/or non-US based costumers. Aikido, Keri-waza deals with a subject which is not commonplace in most aikido dojo's;... More > defensive techniques against kicks. This book aims at providing a basis of training in Keri-waza. Not only an explanation of techniques but also explaining how training van be structured to enable educational, safe and fun practice. Keri-waza will not only broaden the view of any aikidoka upon this great art, but can provide a starting point for the exploration of the exciting world of kicks. Training in these forms teaches aikidoka a new form of flexibility, endurance, limberness, balance, martial sense and movement. The preview is in colour but the print is in black and white. For more info: http://www.aikidoschoolzeist.nl or http://aikiblog.web-log.nl< Less
Grappling and Dagger Combat in Armor By Hugh Knight
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The study of medieval European martial arts is going through a renaissance with new books on the subject being published one after another. This is the first such series of books, however, to focus... More > entirely on armored combat as practiced by medieval knights. In the first book in this series you learned how to use the spear and the sword in armor; in this book you will learn how fence with daggers and grapple against an opponent in full armor. You will learn the nature and format of medieval combat from its opening stages to its grisly conclusion. The author takes you through the stances, grips, footwork, thrusts and strikes that made medieval combat so elegant and effective with step-by-step instruction and photographs to shed light on this ancient art. Grappling and Dagger Combat in Armor is intended as a study guide for students of die Schlachtschule: The School of Battle, but anyone with an interest in medieval combat will be fascinated by the insights it offers into the arts of knighthood.< Less
Fencing With Spear and Sword: Medieval Armored Combat By Hugh Knight
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Please Note: This book is being rewritten. The revised edition will be much better in quality, and will contain many more techniques, as well as corrections to the material currently in the book. ... More > The revised edition should be ready by Summer 2010. Learn the Arts of Knighthood! The study of medieval European martial arts is going through a renaissance with new books on the subject being published one after another. This is the first such book, however, to focus entirely on armored combat as practiced by medieval knights. In this book you will learn how fence with the spear and the sword against an opponent in full armor. You will learn the nature and format of medieval combat from its opening stages to its grisly conclusion. The author takes you through the stances, grips, footwork, thrusts and strikes that made medieval combat so elegant and effective with step-by-step instruction and photographs to shed light on this ancient art.< Less