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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
I33 Fencing in the Style of the Walpurgis Manuscript 2nd edition By Andrew Kenner
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The Walpurgis Manuscript (Royal Armouries I.33) is the world's oldest known personal fencing manual, having been written in early 14th century Germany. This fascinating document offers a unique... More > window into a style of sword and buckler fencing that appears to have been both a popular sport and a means of waging war in Western Europe for more than a century. This extensively revised and extended Second Edition will take you through a series of instructions and exercises designed to have you fencing in a way which the authors of the I.33 Manuscript would have immediately recognized. Along with several important interpretation updates, the Second Edition features over 100 illustrative photographs and more than 90 exercises. Rediscover this ancient and effective medieval combat style for yourself, a style which fascinated our ancestors and is still intriguing fencers today.< Less
I33 Fencing in the Style of the Walpurgis Manuscript 2nd edition By Andrew Kenner
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The Walpurgis Manuscript (Royal Armouries I.33) is the world's oldest known personal fencing manual, having been written in early 14th century Germany. This fascinating document offers a unique... More > window into a style of sword and buckler fencing that appears to have been both a popular sport and a means of waging war in Western Europe for more than a century. This extensively revised and extended Second Edition will take you through a series of instructions and more than 90 exercises designed to have you fencing in a way which the authors of the I.33 Manuscript would have immediately recognized. Along with several important interpretation updates, the colour Second Edition features over 100 color photographs. Rediscover this ancient and effective medieval combat style for yourself, a style which fascinated our ancestors and is still intriguing fencers today.< 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
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