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Medieval Swordsmanship : Illustrated Methods and Techniques

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From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 213.36 x 271.78 x 25.4mm | 975.22g
  • Paladin Press,U.S.
  • Colorado, United States
  • English
  • 1581600046
  • 9781581600049
  • 183,658

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - The Medieval Combat Environment Chapter 2 - Medieval Fighting Manuals Chapter 3 - Medieval Swords Chapter 4 - The Making of Medieval Swords Chapter 5 - Swords Against Plate Armor Chapter 6 - The Fate of the Medieval Sword Chapter 7 - Forms of the Medieval Sword Chapter 8 - Medieval Shields Chapter 9 - Sword & Shield Chapter 10 - The Long Sword Chapter 11 - Practice and Sparring Appendix A On Obtaining a Real Sword Appendix B The Problem of Stage Combat Appendix C Methods of Weapon-Sparring Appendix D Blunt Steel and Plate Armor Sparring Appendix E Medieval Fantasy and "Boffer" Sparring Methods Appendix F The Importance of the Full-Leg Target in Weapon Sparring Appendix G Kneeling Down in Weapon Sparring Rules Appendix H Weapon Sparring in Martial Arts Appendix I Understanding Swords and Martial Arts in America Bibliographyshow more

About John Clements

John Clements has practiced cut-and-thrust swordsmanship for almost 20 years and trains regularly in long-sword, sword and shield, sword and buckler, sword and dagger, Medieval spear, and rapier and dagger methods. He lectures on historical weaponry and is an ardent promoter of contact-weapon sparring with historical replica swords.show more

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