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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 By Andrew Kenner
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The Walpurgis Manuscript (Royal Armouries Manuscript I.33) is the world's oldest known personal fencing manual. This fascinating manuscript is a window onto a style of sword and buckler fencing that... More > was a popular sport and probably a means of waging war in Germany in the late 13th or early 14th century. This book will take you through a series of instructions designed to have you fencing in this ancient style in a way the authors of the manuscript would have immediately recognized. The instructions include many photographs and a graded series of practice exercises. Rediscover this ancient fencing style for yourself and enjoy and experience a medieval fencing technique which fascinated our ancestors more than seven centuries ago 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
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
Knightly Martial Arts By James Wallhausen
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The noble knight in shining armour, emblazoned in brightly coloured surcoat, encased in polished metal and wielding deadly weapons is an evocative image. For the first time, the modern science of... More > Combative Systemics has been combined with period resources to bring a comprehensive treatment of a Knightly Combat System, in an attempt to prove the eternal omnipotence of the knight’s martial arts. With this in mind, the author treats the medieval combat system within the context of reality-based fighting, including references from Wing Chun, Karate and Modern self-defence systems. Also included is a translation of the Long Sword and other parts of the HS.3227a manuscript - perhaps one of the most important documents of the German School.< Less
Knightly Martial Arts By James Wallhausen
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The noble knight in shining armour, emblazoned in brightly coloured surcoat, encased in polished metal and wielding deadly weapons is an evocative image. For the first time, the modern science of... More > Combative Systemics has been combined with period resources to bring a comprehensive treatment of a Knightly Combat System, in an attempt to prove the eternal omnipotence of the knight’s martial arts. With this in mind, the author treats the medieval combat system within the context of reality-based fighting, including references from Wing Chun, Karate and Modern self-defence systems. Also included is a translation of the Long Sword and other parts of the HS.3227a manuscript - perhaps one of the most important documents of the German School.< Less