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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
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
The Play of the Axe: Medieval Pollaxe Combat By Hugh Knight
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While many new books on historical European martial arts are being produced regularly, this is the first series of books devoted entirely to armored combat, and this is the first book to teach the... More > lost art of pollaxe combat that has been produced in over 550 years. Written by a well-known scholar and instructor of the German school of historical combat with more than 15 years of real armored combat experience, this book will teach you all you need to know to learn the knight art of the pollaxe. You will learn everything from fundamentals such as footwork, guards, simple strikes and displacements to more than sixty elegant techniques for using the axe to how to acquire the necessary equipment to practice to how to teach yourself the art. Lavishly illustrated with more than 380 photographs, this book is an amazing introduction to one of the least known but most important arts of combat in the knightly repertoire. NOTE: This is the spiral-bound version of the book.< Less