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The Art of Fencing By Monsieur L'Abbat, Andrew Mahon
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This guide to fencing was written by Monsieur L'Abbat, fencing Master at the University of Toulouse in the late seventeenth century, and translated by Andrew Mahon, a professor of the Small Sword at... More > the University of Dublin.< Less
The Art of Fencing By Monsieur L'Abbat, Andrew Mahon
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This guide to fencing was written by Monsieur L'Abbat, fencing Master at the University of Toulouse in the late seventeenth century, and translated by Andrew Mahon, a professor of the Small Sword at... More > the University of Dublin.< 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 Spirit and the Sword By John Michael Greer
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Martial arts are not a distinctly Eastern phenomenon. The West has had numerous fighting forms that have developed sufficiently to be considered Martial arts. However, the vast majority of these... More > Martial disciplines have not survived the advancement of the West toward technological combat. In this fascinating and highly instructive volume, John Michael Greer reveals a little known living tradition of swordsmanship that has survived into the twenty-first century behind the sealed doors of small and secretive fraternal lodges. Greer integrates these techniques of the sword with the development of the whole person along Qabalistic evolutionary principles that will be familiar to many Western esotericists. What emerges is a highly important component of the Western secret tradition, the nearly lost Art of the Sword. If you have ever longed to feel the power of live steel in your hand, face to face with a worthy adversary on the field of honorable combat, then this is the book for you.< 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
ELEMENTAL SCHOOL OF FENCING TREATISE ON THE USE OF THE FIORETTA By Lou Gasco, William Foley
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Students of the Elemental School of Fencing begin their study of the martial use of the sword with a journey that starts with the present day and travels back in time to the first recorded swords. ... More > Our first stop on this journey is our own present day Sport of Fencing, and the use of the Fioretta (or Foil). This instructional manual is an essential primer for those interested in studying the martial use of the Fioretta, as they progress on their journey to the Spadino (Epee). Whether they are interested in the Sport of Fencing or enthusiasts this book is the first start on the journey.< Less
ELEMENTAL SCHOOL OF FENCING TREATISE ON THE USE OF THE FIORETTA By Lou Gasco, William Foley
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Students of the Elemental School of Fencing begin their study of the martial use of the sword with a journey that starts with the present day and travels back in time to the first recorded swords. ... More > Our first stop on this journey is our own present day Sport of Fencing, and the use of the Fioretta (or Foil). This instructional manual is an essential primer for those interested in studying the martial use of the Fioretta, as they progress on their journey to the Spadino (Epee). Whether they are interested in the Sport of Fencing or enthusiasts this book is the first start on the journey.< Less
Secrets of the Sword Alone By Chris Slee
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A modern English translation of Henry de Sainct-Didier's 1573 fencing training manual. Sainct-Didier taught a style of swordsmanship informed by more than two decades as a soldier on the battlefields... More > of France's Italian Wars. He demonstrates techniques which are straight forward and direct, without the niceties of the Italian and Spanish salles of the period. This is a textbook of lesson plans teaching basic cuts and thrusts, how to counter them, and the ways to respond to and defeat these defenses. It is written so that each action builds step by step into complex two-person drills in which initiative passes back and forth between the combatants. No interpretation of Sainct-Didier's text has been attempted, allowing his words to stand on their own merits.< Less
The Sword of Combat or The Use of Fighting With Weapons By Rob Runacres, Thibault Ghesquiere
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In the 17th century Italy was the place to learn the art of the sword. Travellers visited training salles and across Europe Italian works on fencing were translated and Italian schools sprang up.... More > France was no exception. Francois Dancie’s 1623 treatise L’Espee de Combat (The Sword of Combat) is therefore an anomaly. Dancie’s views are blunt and acidic. He says that many who teach fencing are a ‘bunch of libertines’. He has no truck with the geometry that had crept into fencing since Agrippa’s work of 1553 and had contempt for that author’s use of illustration. Dancie’s style follows an Italian form, but rather than following other authors by providing an explanation of tempo and measure, Dancie prefers to concentrate on what temperament is required in a confrontation. His is a direct, fighter’s treatise, dedicated to a military man of similar temperament, his methods and descriptions speak more of the street than the salle.< Less
The Sword and The Pen: Two Swashbuckling Stories By Egerton Castle
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Egerton Castle, famous as a pioneer of the late-Victorian revival of Elizabethan swordsmanship, was also a very accomplished novelist. "The Sword and the Pen" compiles Castle's two... More > greatest short stories of swashbuckling romance and intrigue, both set at the turn of the 1600s. "My Rapier and My Daughter" is a witty, lighthearted tale of star-crossed lovers, played out almost entirely within the rapier fencing academy of Master Vincentio Saviolo. "The Great Todescan's Secret Thrust" concerns the quest of a young English bravo to learn the invincible killing stroke of a mysterious master swordsman. As a bonus, Tony Wolf's biographical essay "Egerton Castle, the Romantic Swordsman" describes Castle's many achievements as a Renaissance man of the late 19th century. Highly recommended for all lovers of fencing fiction!< Less