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Historical Fencing Manual

Author : Francesco Loda
ISBN : 1937439402
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Modern fencing's origins come from the elegant, and deadly rapier of the late Italian Renaissance. Several schools of rapier fencing existed, amongst which one of the strongest and longest lasting was the Roman-Neapolitan-Sicilian School of swordsmanship (Scuola Romana-Napoletana-Siciliana). Arising from the early, northern school, the southern school dates to 17th-Century, in Rome, then spread throughout the South of Italy and evolved uninterruptedly until the 19th-Century, when it merged with the more modern traditions of fencing. Historical Fencing Handbook: Rapier-Fencing in the 17th- and 18th-Centuries, is a true, modern fencing manual for training in this tradition, written by a modern master of the art. The texts of the 17th-and 18th-century masters is broken-down, synthesized and arranged into a concise, modern pedagogy, opening a gateway to the southern Italian school for the very first time. Beginning with fundamentals of stance, footwork, attack and defense, the text also covers complex provocations, disarms and grapples, and use of the left-hand dagger - a complete course under one cover!

The Simple Sword

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ISBN : 1520280734
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Simply put, this is a manual to learn a user friendly approach to classical fencing and swordplay. I have dedicated myself for 15 years developing and teaching a style that is easy to learn, effective, and most importantly accessible. The Simple Sword was born from the idea that anyone who truly wishes to learn how to handle a sword, regardless of limitation. This volume focuses primarily on the rapier, and related secondary styles such as fighting with dagger and bucklers. It is geared toward the novice, so if you never even touched a sword before this can help you. Further, this volume goes into how select your equipment, advice on crafting your gear when possible, even tips on how you may develop from a student to training students of your own. It is the Author's hope that The Simple Sword can set you on a journey of adventure and personal growth.

The Art Of Fencing A Manual Of Sword Fencing; Historical Techniques By An 18th Century Master Hardcover

Author : Monsieur L'Abbat
ISBN : 0359045650
Genre : Education
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Monsieur L'Abbat was an early 18th century tutor of fencing and sword fighting, who instructed many students in France with the techniques contained in this guidebook. Discussing techniques, tactics, stances, and movements essential for the skilled swordsman, L'Abbat treats the pivotal motions with great attention. With the aid of pictorial examples alongside, we learn how to assume a good battle stance, how to lunge or thrust in attack or defend with a parry or riposte. The finer points of conduct during a sword fight are given much attention, with L'Abbat relating experiences with other masters of the craft. Monsieur L'Abbat lived at the time the culture of the musketeers was at its height. Emblematic of French bonhomie and martial prowess, these soldiers were expected to gain mastery of both the musket firearm and the thin, lengthy sabre. Many would hone their techniques with both weapons for years in special military barracks.

An Improved Sabre Exercise A Historical Military Article Containing Instructions In Fencing For Mounted And Dismounted Service

Author : H. R. Hershberger
ISBN : 9781473356153
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This antique volume contains a antiquarian article on military sabre exercises, with instructions for fencing on horseback and on foot. This fascinating article was originally published for the use of military personnel and instructors, and offers an interesting insight into the martial training of soldiers before guns and mechanisation changed the face of war. This text will be of much value to the discerning military or history enthusiast, and makes for a great addition to collections of allied literature. Many antique texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this book, now in an affordable modern edition - for the enjoyment and edification of those interested.

The Art Of The Rapier

Author : Ken Mondschein
ISBN : 0985444142
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Art of the Rapier is a comprehensive manual intended to teach modern people how to fence in the style of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Profusely illustrated with both photographs and examples from period treatises, it is written for three main audiences: devotees of the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) movement; members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and other medieval-recreation groups; and coaches of the modern sport of fencing who are looking to expand their competencies.No prior experience is necessary: The Art of the Rapier draws from the works of Camillo Agrippa (1553), Salvator Fabris (1606), Nicoletto Giganti (1606 and 1608), and Ridolfo Capo Ferro (1610) to present their essential actions and teaches the movement skills to perform these actions from the ground up. It then builds the actions into period-accurate tactical sequences and shows how to incorporate these concepts into actual bouting. The final chapters teach advanced skills such as grappling techniques, rapier and dagger, and coaching techniques. A translation of Albert Lacaze and George Dubois' 1925 essay on sword and dagger completes the work.This is a book that not only presents the art of Renaissance fencing in a way that is accessible to modern people, but also an entire philosophy and structure for reconstructing and teaching historical martial arts that will enable you to translate any historical fencing treatise from page to practice.

Fencing Manual 1877

Author : Chris Slee
ISBN : 9780994359063
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The Fencing Manual 1877 is at once the last of the practical military manuals of swordsmanship and the first of the handbooks of sports fencing. Teaching the swordsmanship is describes was made compulsory for all arms in 1877 and it was in continual use for thirty years until its replacement, a thoroughly modern sports fencing manual, was introduced in 1908. During this time, fencing lost its relevance to the military context and became solely a sporting endeavour. This book stands as the gateway between the old and the new styles of handling both weapons.

The Swordsman S Companion

Author : Guy Windsor
ISBN : 1891448412
Genre : History
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How was the medieval sword used? Although many books have been released detailing techniques of the medieval swordmasters, none of them can really be termed easily interpreted manuals of technique. For the beginner, they are hard to decipher and interpret.The well-respected founder of the prestigious Helsinki School of European Swordsmanship, Mr. Windsor has offered a nuts-and-bolts approach to teaching Italian historical swordsmanship through drills, exercises. Based on the systems of Fiore dei Liberi, Fillipo Vadi, and others, this work should be one of the first books acquired by anyone wishing to explore swordsmanship as a practical art.

Historical Manual Of The Presbyterian Church Of Glen S Falls N Y Containing The Centennial Historical Discourse Of The Pastor

Author : Presbyterian Church (Glens Falls, N.Y.)
ISBN : HARVARD:AH5VP9
Genre : Glens Falls (N.Y.)
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The Theory And Practice Of Historical Martial Arts

Author : Dr. Guy Windsor
ISBN : 9789527157312
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Benefit from the experience of one of the most accomplished experts in the field. A must-read for beginners and advanced practitioners alike." - Roland Warzecha, DIMICATOR The warriors, knights and duellists of old depended on their skill at arms for their lives. You can learn their techniques and tactics too. From renowned swordsman and teacher Guy Windsor comes an indispensable resource for anyone interested in martial arts, swordsmanship, and history. Through this book Guy will teach you how to train your mind and body to become an expert in historical martial arts. It includes the seven principles of mastery, considers the ethics of martial arts, and goes into detail about the process of recreating historical martial arts from written sources. On the practical side, Guy explains how to develop your skills, and lays out the path for students to become teachers, covering the basics of safe training, looking after your body, and even starting your own training group and teaching basic classes. An accessible, motivating read that includes many suggestions for further study, including courses, books and other resources, this book sets out to answer every question about historical martial arts you may have. Note that this is not a training manual for a specific style: it provides the foundations for every style. Your journey starts here. You decide where it ends.

Single Combat And Warfare In German Literature Of The High Middle Ages

Author : Rachel E. Kellett
ISBN : 9781905981489
Genre : History
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Combat is one of the central themes of Middle High German narrative literature, and of significant interest to medievalists in general. Nevertheless, few studies to date have attempted a detailed analysis of the depiction of combat in literary texts. Rachel Kellett uses an inclusive approach to the details of combat descriptions in order to analyse minutely the scenes of single combat and battle presented in two major narrative works by Der Stricker, the epic Karl der Grosse and the Arthurian romance Daniel von dem Bluuml;henden Tal, written between 1220 and 1250. The author compares these works with a wide range of other texts, both French and German, and investigates the relationship between Stricker's depiction of combat and that found in the works of Hartmann von Aue and Wolfram von Eschenbach among others. She also draws on historical research into medieval warfare, tournament and the tradition of the judicial combat, which adds valuable depth to her analysis of literary texts. Overall, this study provides new insights into the depiction of combat in Middle High German literature as a whole, while at the same time highlighting hitherto unnoticed aspects of the writings of Der Stricker as an individual author, and bringing a new perspective on the ambiguous role played by combat in the equally ambiguous Daniel von dem Bluuml;henden Tal.

Cossack Fencing Manual

Author : Marc Lawrence
ISBN : 9781365568619
Genre : History
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This book is about Russian Fencing methods taught to all mounted military personnel who used swords. It was translated into English from Russian. It about the basic training and fencing methods

The Medieval Longsword

Author : Dr. Guy Windsor
ISBN : 9789526819341
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Ever wonder how good you’d be with a sword? This book is for you. Do 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.

Thomas Mathewson S 1805 Fencing Familiarised

Author : Tim Jones
ISBN : 1906512329
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This new edition of Mathewson's work is intended to be useful to those wishing to recreate the training regime of one particular fencing master from the reign of George III. This particular manual is of relevance and use because it seems to have been written with the intention of offering instruction at varying levels starting with the complete beginner and is therefore, unlike many earlier manuals and indeed some contemporary ones, suitable for those modern fencing masters who have recruits to teach. One envisages it as being of value to three categories of people, as well as hopefully being of interest to those with a more general interest in the history of fencing. Firstly to those within the Western Martial Arts community who may wish to study a different master's works from the earlier ones that seem to be the most commonly followed. Secondly I hope it will be of value to those re-enactors who portray the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century enabling them to produce a more authentic representation of sword work of that period and for displays away from the battlefield I particularly draw their attention to the drill en masse as presented in appendix 1 which would make an interesting display in those circumstances where fighting may not be appropriate. Finally, this work may be of some value to those staging theatrical events in that it gives these a grounding of correct sword moves and postures. Indeed to all the foregoing the particular value of this work is that it draws attention to the differences between sword drill as taught and practised in the Napoleonic period and the modern versions of it that are based, as is modern sport sabre, on the late Victorian sabre drill as exemplified by Alfred Hutton's works.

Medieval Combat In Colour

Author : Hans Talhoffer
ISBN : 9781784382865
Genre : History
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Hans Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat.Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat.This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.

Outlines Of Scripture Geography And History Illustrating The Historical Portions Of The Old And New Testaments

Author : Edward Hughes
ISBN : UIUC:30112087614605
Genre : Bible
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Manual Of Treatment By Massage And Methodical Exercise

Author : Joseph Screiber
ISBN : UOM:39015076798324
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Cyprus Historical And Descriptive

Author : Franz von Löher
ISBN : OXFORD:N10593844
Genre : Cyprus
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The Roman Breviary; A Critical And Historical Review

Author : Charles Hastings Collette
ISBN : OXFORD:600088599
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Italian Rapier Combat

Author : Ridolfo Capo Ferro
ISBN : 9781848326453
Genre : History
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This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world’s most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by this Italian’s grace and style. The manual, illustrated with 43 striking illustrations, gives a very real flavour of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of that most lethal of weapons - the rapier. Ferro examines different kinds of swords, their component parts and their suitability, before going on to discuss their actual use. There he expounds his theory as to the timing and direction of thrusts, the essential distances and the need for complete control. He also looks at defensive measures, guards, parries, the need for quick footwork. Capo Ferro’s text is a practical guide to fighting and one which builds on the theory to show exactly how a superior form of swordsmanship could be learned by Europe’s elite. His illustrations clearly show the best methods and also show how a rapier could be lethally effective when used with a dagger or with a cloak. This handsome volume is a vital historical record. The book is also sure to give the modern fencer new insights in technique and a greater appreciation of the history of this exciting sport.

Old Sword Play

Author : Alfred Hutton
ISBN : 9780486140896
Genre : History
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DIVDiagrams and detailed instruction in the use of the two-hand sword, rapier and dagger, broadsword and buckler, rapier and cloak, and dagger and cloak. For sword-play enthusiasts and anyone interested in self-defense. /div

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