Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques

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  1. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    Want to improve your swordfighting? I would totaly recomend this A++ book, it shows sword and sheild, longsword. This is a great book.

    To check out this Great book, go here
     
  2. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    Link doesn't work.
     
  3. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    hmm, well, go to www.waldenbooks.com and search for Medieval Swordsmanship, its a blue book
     
  4. Orkin

    Orkin The Fighters Guide House Member

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    This is the one by John Clements, yes? It's a great introduction. Does have its faults, though. He wastes too much energy bashing what has gone before...

    Check out http://aemma.org/ Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts. They have a pdf longsword manual.

    Western Martial Arts (WMA) is just beginning as a movement, and it's a very good thing.
     
  5. Kinslayer

    Kinslayer Warrior of Rohan

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    Does anyone know if there are any books on fighting from horse back? with sword, mace, flail, hammer etc?
     
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    Orkin The Fighters Guide House Member

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    There's a book coming out based on the works of Fiore dei Liberi, which includes longsword, dagger, and should have some horseback stuff. Check Chivalry Bookshelf.
     
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    Boromir Of Gondor Aragorn was a

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    I plan on purchasing Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques, very soon. So i want to ask if it is a good way to begin, and how useful it is. Thanks alot.
     
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    Yes, you guys and boromir of gondor I am also planning to buy this book.

    on the following page you can look inside this book, but its only the contents and the introduction:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=sr_8_1/103-0330946-8059001?v=glance&n=507846

    Now I want to ask: if anyone has this book, can you scan a page with a practice-drill or some technical-drawings, so I can see how it works!!!

    PLEASE!!!

    Mail or PM, bye and thanks
     
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    Boromir Of Gondor Aragorn was a

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    Yes! it says on the title page that it has sparring methods and practise. i am ordering from Amazon, and i cant wit to get my hands on it!
     
  10. Cudgel

    Cudgel The name says it all

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    I own the book I got it a few years ago as a christmas present.
    it was loaded with a lot of stuf I already knew about he longsword, some stuff I didnt know aobu the sheild and sword and not enough about the greatsword, whih really is jsut a big longsword only more limited in gaurds.
    And it oofers up some guidlines for fighitng agsint pole arms and other swordsmens
    there are no actually drills in the book as such. Clements suggests using transitons from the differents gaurds as a drill. And he does spend too much of the book bashing on styls taht differ too much from his own veis, not with out any real reason though the styles of practice he bash deserve to be bashed IMO.
    And he does have nce info on the different types of medieval swordds even if I disagree with some of his clasifications.
    It worth it if know next to nothing about swordplay and its some what useless to some with some wokring knowledge.
     
  11. gohekan

    gohekan The Fighters Guide House Member

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    KYO vs Samurai X. Who will win?
     
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    gohekan The Fighters Guide House Member

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    i just tested for 4th degree black belt in TKD.Wich means i start to train with swords , sheilds , knives and bows.YAY i cant wait.Remember this though , Force is completely usesless if used without regardness of technique.I learned the hard way.If your fast and accurate with a blade,You are more deadly than any adversary.But if you mix that with brute force, then you will be untouchable.Remember these things in a sword fight: concentration,reaction force,breathing controle,balance,speed.If you master all of these elements then you will be unbreakable.
     
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    Cudgel The name says it all

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    Umm....gohenkan. This is a thread discussing a specif book about a specific style of swordplay. There are several other threads about general sword play. know I am probably the wrong person to say anything to anyone about what they can post where. I undestand you excitement about being allowed to learn weapons from your TKD dojang, are you plaig in purchasing this bookk to gain a different perspective on wordplay?
     
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    gohekan The Fighters Guide House Member

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    i am truely sorry.I dont know what came over me.
     
  15. gohekan

    gohekan The Fighters Guide House Member

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    and yes i am
     
  16. Patrick Kelly

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    John's book was good for it's time but is seriously limited now. Far better books on the subject include 'Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship' and 'Fighting with the German Longsword', both by Christian Tobler. Also 'Medieval Sword & Shield' by Paul Wagner and Stephen Hand, as well as 'The Medieval Art of swordsmanship'. This last one is a reproduction and translation of the original medieval manuscript upon which Wagner and Hand's book is based. 'The Swordsman's Companion' by Guy Winsor is also an excellent how-to book.

    All of these are far superior to J.C.'s book and don't have the ego present.