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The Medieval Longsword: A Training Manual

The Medieval Longsword: A Training Manual

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Ever wonder how good you'd be with a sword?

This book is for you.

Do you love movie sword fights?

Learn how real sword fights work.

Are you into stage combat?

Add depth with historically accurate technique.

You're a bad uncle looking for a present for your niece?

Get her this book, though her parents might hate you.

Or do you just like swords?

If you've ever wanted to turn your sword dreams into reality, then this book is for you.

Anyone can learn the medieval Art of the longsword. This book will give you a thorough grounding in the techniques and tactics from the 600-year-old manuscript Il Fior di Battaglia, and includes free access to additional resources such as videos and full-sized images, to help you translate the movements from page to real life. Sure, it's a 600-year old manuscript, but you know what? People who studied this manuscript lived. Why not stick with something that works?

The Medieval Longsword covers everything you need to know from tools of the trade, to footwork, strikes and defences, to how to exploit your adversary's mistakes, and how to disarm your opponent. This complete and approachable guide to the Art of Arms provides a gateway to a world-wide community of likeminded people also practicing this historical martial art.

Whether you're an absolute beginner or a competent fencer, this book by author and internationally renowned swordsman Guy Windsor will guide you towards mastery of this ancient Art.

Author: Guy Windsor
Publisher: Swordschool Ltd
Published: 06/30/2014
Pages: 244
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.51d
ISBN: 9789526819327

About the Author
Windsor, Guy: - Dr. Guy Windsor is a world-renowned instructor and a pioneering researcher of medieval and renaissance martial arts. He has been teaching the Art of Arms full-time since founding The School of European Swordsmanship in Helsinki, Finland, in 2001. His day job is finding and analysing historical swordsmanship treatises, figuring out the systems they represent, creating a syllabus from the treatises for his students to train with, and teaching the system to his students all over the world. Guy is the author of numerous classic books about the art of swordsmanship and has consulted on swordfighting game design and stage combat. He developed the card game, Audatia, based on Fiore dei Liberi's Art of Arms, his primary field of study. In 2018 Edinburgh University awarded him a PhD by Research Publications for his work recreating historical combat systems. When not studying medieval and renaissance swordsmanship Guy can be found in his shed woodworking or spending time with his family.

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