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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
New Discourse on the Art of Fencing By Reinier van Noort
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Joachim Köppe’s Newer Discurs der Rittermeßigen und Weitberümbten Kunst des Fechtens, first published in Magdeburg in 1619 presents exactly what the title suggests – a... More > fresh discourse on fencing. Its author was not a fencing master, but a doctor attached to the University in Magdeburg, who had already written and published several works when he decided to write and publish a book about his great passion, fencing. His professional background is reflected in his Newer Discurs, making it not only an interesting, thoughtful text on fencing, but also a journey through the mind of a 17th century academic who is writing about his favourite subject. His Discourse is richly illustrated with many anecdotes, varying from his personal experiences meeting Salvator Fabris in Paris, to Athenians being strangled by the Minotaur in the Labyrinth.< Less
The Art of Fencing Reduced to a Methodical Summary By Chris Slee & Jean de Brye
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Jean de Brye's The Art of Fencing (1721) is a manual for fencing instructors and coaches showing how to break down the discipline into four broad developmental stages. He begins with the basics of... More > posture, balance, guard positions and simple actions before progressing to chaining together these actions to make complex attack phrases and later moving on to sparring with another opponent. It is not a book which teaches early French smallsword techniques but it describes a small collection of techniques for illustrative purposes. Historical European Martial Arts instructors and historians will find The Art of Fencing useful in understanding Enlightenment period fencing pedagogy as well as proving a useful framework for teaching period swordsmanship in the modern day. There are a great many practical examples of how de Brye's teaching framework was and can be put into action in the training hall. This is a book which deserves to be found on every fencing instructor's bookshelf.< Less
The Art of Fencing Reduced to a Methodical Summary By Chris Slee & Jean de Brye
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Jean de Brye's The Art of Fencing (1721) is a manual for fencing instructors and coaches showing how to break down the discipline into four broad developmental stages. He begins with the basics of... More > posture, balance, guard positions and simple actions before progressing to chaining together these actions to make complex attack phrases and later moving on to sparring with another opponent. It is not a book which teaches early French smallsword techniques but it describes a small collection of techniques for illustrative purposes. Historical European Martial Arts instructors and historians will find The Art of Fencing useful in understanding Enlightenment period fencing pedagogy as well as proving a useful framework for teaching period swordsmanship in the modern day. There are a great many practical examples of how de Brye's teaching framework was and can be put into action in the training hall. This is a book which deserves to be found on every fencing instructor's bookshelf.< Less
Van Humbeek's Fencing with the Sabre By Reinier van Noort
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Leopold van Humbeek (1871-1942) was fencing master at the Royal Navy Academy in Amsterdam as well as at other military academies in the Netherlands, and at various civilian clubs. In 1912, he coached... More > the Dutch fencing team in sabre fencing at the Olympics in Stockholm, where the Dutch team took bronze in sabre and in épée. In 1905, Van Humbeek published his Handleiding voor het Sabelschermen, in which he gives a clear and useful description of sabre fencing, supported by 20 photographs that show the author demonstrating postures and techniques. Van Humbeek wrote that the style of fencing that he taught originated from Italy, and indeed his work fits well within the successful tradition started by the Italian maestro Radaelli, as, for example, described by Luigi Barbasetti a few years earlier. Central to this system are cuts that are made from the elbow rather than from the wrist.< 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.
Scandinavian Smallsword By Reinier van Noort
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In the 18th century, Scandinavia was divided between the kingdoms of Sweden (which included most of modern Finland) and Denmark-Norway (which included Greenland, Iceland and parts of modern Germany).... More > Once the Treaty of Nystad ended the Great Northern War in 1721, it was a relatively stable and peaceful period for the two Nordic nations. Scandinavian Smallsword presents English translations of three fencing treatises published in Scandinavia in the 18th century. Von Wintzleben’s Fegte-kunst (Copenhagen, 1756) shows a style of fencing that has its foundation in the methods popular in Germany from the 17th century onwards. Vicard’s Fægte-kunsten (Copenhagen, 1765) demonstrates a decidedly French style of fencing. De Bada’s Fäcktare-konsten (Lund, 1733-1742), finally, describes a style of fencing that may have been based on the Spanish verdadera destreza. Together, these three books provide an interesting overview of the diversity of fencing instruction in 18th century Scandinavia.< Less
Cossack Saber Manual Hardback Edition By Marc Lawrence
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This manual is about the Shashka Saber used in Russia and the Caucasus Region of the Near East. This sword is iconic as the Japanese Katana or the English Saber. It is known for its ability to draw... More > cut as well as maneuver with speed in fight on a mountain trail or in the village streets. This manual is the only English translation of the 19th Century Imperial Russian Military Manual. It is for the Historical European Martial Artist as when as the Historian. This manual is filled with the origin methods translated in English and still in the original Russian used in the 19 the Century for teaching this amazing sword!< Less
The Russian Saber Manual PB Edition By Marc Lawrence
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This manual is about the Shashka Saber used in Russia and the Caucasus Region of the Near East. This sword is as iconic as the Japanese Katana or the English Saber. It is known for its ability to... More > draw cut as well as maneuver with speed in fight on a mountain trail or in the village streets. This manual is the only English translation of the 19th Century Imperial Russian Military Manual. It is for the Historical European Martial Artist as well as the Historian. This manual is filled with the origin methods translated in English and still in the original Russian used in the 19th the Century for teaching this amazing sword!< Less