Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques (英語) ペーパーバック – 1998/10/1
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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 And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.
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.
Not only is this a great book for those who seek to start on the path of combat the way it was done hundreds of years ago, it is an awakening to those of us that think we have been doing it all along.
Don't expect this book to teach you how to fight. But do expect it to give you basic stances, cuts, attack routines and terrific illustrations. No book can teach you to fight, but John does an exceptional job of presenting a template that can be used to learn swordsmanship through training.
If you are on the fence...buy it. You will be pleased with your purchase. I was.