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The Knightly Art of the Longsword By Hugh Knight
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Johannes Liechtenauer, the father of German martial arts, created a system of combat that was second to none. Later authors wrote books detailing his art, some for earnest combat and others for a... More > sportive version, that have survived to the present day. This book attempts to draw together the writings of various masters of Liechtenauer’s school into a single, comprehensive source detailing the art of fighting in earnest. Not limited to a single author, nor to just the basics of the art, this book attempts to show the full range of Liechtenauer’s art without mixing in any of the more sportive sources from later authors. In addition to the techniques themselves, The Knightly Art of the Longsword includes information on strategic concepts, fundamentals, equipment, finding a school, training, and even how to teach the art. NB: This is the spiral-bound edition.< Less
The Knightly Art of the Longsword By Hugh Knight
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Johannes Liechtenauer, the father of German martial arts, created a system of combat that was second to none. Later authors wrote books detailing his art, some for earnest combat and others for a... More > sportive version, that have survived to the present day. This book attempts to draw together the writings of various masters of Liechtenauer’s school into a single, comprehensive source detailing the art of fighting in earnest. Not limited to a single author, nor to just the basics of the art, this book attempts to show the full range of Liechtenauer’s art without mixing in any of the more sportive sources from later authors. In addition to the techniques themselves, The Knightly Art of the Longsword includes information on strategic concepts, fundamentals, equipment, finding a school, training, and even how to teach the art. NB: This is the perfect-bound edition.< Less
The Saga of Haegvig Longsword By Thomas L Thornton
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Haegvig is a Norseman. This saga, written in verse, chronicles his life from being a young warrior through to his death
AHA German Longsword Study Guide By Keith Farrell, Alex Bourdas
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The Academy of Historical Arts is pleased to announce that our first proper publication has become available. We are setting up a new division of our organisation, called Fallen Rook Publishing, to... More > handle the publishing activities that we believe will happen with increasing frequency over the next few years. This book compiles the research into the subject of the Liechtenauer tradition (and its outliers) from the past three years. It is an excellent study guide for people who have learned the system from their instructors and who would like to put their knowledge into the context of the historical sources. Students with advanced skill sets and assistant instructors will find this book particularly valuable. Keith Farrell is one of the senior instructors of the Academy of Historical Arts, and teaches regularly at international events. Alex Bourdas is one of the instructors within the Academy of Historical Arts. His studies focus primarily on the Kunst des Fechtens.< Less
Encased in Steel Anthology I By Keith Farrell
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The writing team behind the Encased in Steel blog (Keith Farrell, Alex Bourdas and Ben Kerr, with guest author Benjamin Hawkins) have compiled some of the best articles from the last four years into... More > the first Encased in Steel anthology. The articles have been edited heavily and updated significantly, to ensure a high quality of both scholarship and written language. Some new and unique articles have been written specifically for this volume, that are not available on the blog. The book is divided into five thematic parts, each dealing with a different element of the study of historical European martial arts. Topics include chivalry, history and research, studies of weapons, test cutting, and practical concerns. Suitable for anyone with an interest in European history!< Less
The Gladiatoria Fechtbuch By Hugh Knight
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This is the first-ever complete translation of the anonymous fifteenth-century fightbook commonly known as the Gladiatoria Fechtbuch. It contains detailed information on armored spear combat,... More > halfsword combat, dagger combat, and ground fighting along with unarmored techniques for Long Shields, sword and buckler and staff combat. This book is a must have item for anyone with an interest in medieval combat or knighthood. Please Note: A few of the pictures in this book are of poor quality, however I have done what I could to clean these pictures and all of them are clear enough to interpret. I have made an effort to show some of the plates in the preview available here so that you, the customer, have a fair notion of what you're getting. Note: This is the perfect-bound edition.< Less
Formal Partner Exercises By Hugh Knight
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In this book you will learn a set of formal partner exercises intended to help any student of the Kunst des Fechtens better understand how the techniques of the art go together in realistic... More > engagements. Newly designed but developed from documentable actions and counters, these exercises will serve to teach a more authentic understanding of how longsword and sword and buckler techniques should be combined while providing a format that allows for structured, disciplined training. Please note that this book is intended for advanced students who are already competent at performing the basic techniques of the art. This book contains no instruction at all on how to perform the techniques themselves, although it does included references for each technique in Hugh Knight's longsword and sword & buckler books, also available from Lulu.com, so that readers can learn how the techniques should be done. Note: This is the coil-bound version designed to lie open flat for practice.< Less
Formal Partner Exercises By Hugh Knight
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In this book you will learn a set of formal partner exercises intended to help any student of the Kunst des Fechtens better understand how the techniques of the art go together in realistic... More > engagements. Newly designed but developed from documentable actions and counters, these exercises will serve to teach a more authentic understanding of how longsword and sword and buckler techniques should be combined while providing a format that allows for structured, disciplined training. Please note that this book is intended for advanced students who are already competent at performing the basic techniques of the art. This book contains no instruction at all on how to perform the techniques themselves, although it does included references for each technique in Hugh Knight's longsword and sword & buckler books, also available from Lulu.com, so that readers can learn how the techniques should be done. Note: This is the perfect-bound edition.< Less
Die Schlachtschule Fechtbuch By Hugh Knight
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This book is the official die Schlachtschule Fechtbuch. It contains the entire Basic Curriculum necessary to pass the test for Journeyman rank in our Schule, more than 200 techniques in all forms... More > from longsword to sword and buckler to grappling to dagger to spear to halfsword to pollaxe. This book is not intended to act as a stand-alone guide to training. Each technique is represented by one, or at the most, two, pictures and a very brief bit of text naming the technique shown. It is intended only to help die Schlachtschule students remember what to study and practice, and will be of little or no value to anyone who is not a member of our Schule.< Less
Fiore de' Liberi's Fior di Battaglia By Tom Leoni
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This book is the first English translation of Fiore de' Liberi's "Fior di Battaglia," the 1409 swordsmanship and martial arts text that is the oldest extant in the Italian tradition. The... More > book survives in four known manuscripts. One of them, housed at the Getty museum in Los Angeles, CA, is held to be the most complete, and is the basis of this translation. Writing for an audience of illustrious students including the powerful marquis Nicolo' d' Este, Fiore presents detailed instruction on wrestling as well as the use of several weapons including longsword, axe, dagger, staff, lance and others. Fiore's text has been translated by experienced historical martial artist Tom Leoni of the Order of the Seven Hearts and reviewed by Maestro Sean Hayes of the Northwest Academy of Arms and by Greg Mele of the Chicago Swordplay Guild. Fourth revision. Text only.< Less