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
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
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