The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship

A Facsimile and Translation of Europe's Oldest Personal Combat Treatise, Royal Armouries MS I.33

Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891448386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

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Jointly Published with the British Royal ArmouriesMedieval fighting has long been thought to be rough and untutored. Visiions of men madly slashing to and fro and hoping for the best still dominate not only popular culture but modern histories of fencing as well.In recent years, the survival of more than 175 fighting treatises from the Middle Ages and Renaissance has provided a whole generation of enthusiasts, scholars, reenactors and stage choreographers with a wealth of new information. This text represents the earliest known text on swordsmanship anywhere in the world. Royal Armouries MS I.33 presents a system of combat that is sophisticated and demonstrates the diffusion of fighting arts beyond the military classes. Within the manuscripts richly illustrated full-color illustrations lie still-potent demonstrates of sword techniques, surprisingly shown by a Priest and Scholar. Most surprisingly, however, is the presence of a woman practcing in the text, the only one illustrated in any European fighting treatise. This full color facsimile & translation has been long-awaited and promises to become an important resource for years to come.

Handbuch Schwertkampf

ein Lehrbuch für den Kampf mit dem langen Schwert nach Fiore Dei Liberi und Filippo Vadi

Author: Guy Windsor,Jürgen Brust

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938711279

Category: Langschwert - Fechten

Page: 167

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The Art of Swordsmanship

Author: Hans Lecküchner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783270286

Category: Swordplay

Page: 453

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Completed in 1482, Johannes Leckeuchner's 'Art of Combat with the "Langes Messer" (Messerfechtkunst)' is among the most important documents on the combat arts of the Middle Ages. The Messer was a single-edged, one-handed utility sword peculiar to central Europe, but Leckeuchner's techniques apply to cut-and-thrust swords in general. Not only is this treatise the single most substantial work on the use of one-handed swords to survive from this period, but it is the most detailed explanation of the two-handed sword techniques of the German "Liechtenauer" school dating back to the 1300s. Leckeuchner's lavish manuscript consists of over four hundred illustrations with explanatory text, in which the author, a parish priest, rings the changes on bladework, deceits, and grappling, with techniques ranging from life-or-death escapes from an armed assailant to slapstick moves designed to please the crowd in public fencing matches. This translation, complete with all illustrations from the manuscript, makes the treatise accessible for the first time since the author's untimely death less than a year after its completion left his major work to be lost for generations.0An extensive introduction, notes, and glossary analyze and contextualize the work and clarify its technical content. Jeffrey L. Forgeng is curator of Arms and Armor and Medieval Art at the Worcester Art Museum, and teaches as Adjunct Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Medieval Art of Sword and Shield

The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I. 33

Author: Paul Wagner,Stephen Hand,Julian Kelsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891448430

Category: History

Page: 284

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Royal Armouries MS I.33 Companion Deciphering the martial techniques in RA MS I.33 can be difficult. Paul Wagner & Stephen Hand of the Stoccata School of Defence, Sydney, have studied the manuscript for five years, working to unlock its intriguing secrets. What emerges is a complex system of civilian sword and buckler combat (including wrestling).All of the I.33 techniques are presented here with clear text are presented with more than 400 photographic illustrations, a complet martial arts system useful for historical martial artists, reenactors, SCA combatants, or any student of medieval military history. Alone or as a companion to Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng's Medieval Art of Swordsmanship, this book is sure to become a swordsmanship and martial arts classic.

Das Buch der fünf Ringe

Klassische Strategien aus dem alten Japan

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492964869

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Dieses Grundlagenwerk der Schwertkunst ist eine klassische Anleitung für strategisches Handeln: Entscheidend für eine erfolgreiche Umsetzung von Miyamoto Musashis Weisheiten ist nicht die Technik, sondern die innere Haltung, geprägt durch Entspannung, Offenheit und Klugheit des Herzens. Musashi zeigt in zahlreichen anschaulichen Beispielen und Geschichten, wie kluges strategisches Handeln auch in der heutigen Berufs- und Arbeitswelt zum Erfolg führt.

Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books

Transmission and Tradition of Martial Arts in Europe (14th-17th Centuries)

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004324720

Category: History

Page: 636

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Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books offers insights into the cultural and historical transmission and practices of martial arts, based on interdisciplinary research on the corpus of the Fight Books (Fechtbücher) in 14th- to 17th-century Europe.

The Medieval Longsword

Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher: Guy Windsor

ISBN: 9526819349

Category:

Page: 226

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Do you like swords? Do you want to know how to use them? Then this book is for you. With a foreword by historical novelist Christian Cameron, in this book renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor will take you through the principles and practice of medieval knightly combat with the longsword. The tactics and techniques come from Il Fior di Battaglia, written in 1410 by Fiore dei Liberi, one of the greatest trainers of knights in the Middle Ages. In this book Guy covers everything you need to get started, including principles of swordsmanship, training mindset, and choosing equipment; as well as a complete system of physical practice, from basic footwork all the way up through sword handling and pair drills to free fencing. Beginners will find this a complete and approachable guide to taking up the Art of Arms; experienced swordsmen will also find many tips and tricks for developing their skills.

Dolchfechten

Der mittelalterliche Kampf mit dem Dolch nach Meister Talhoffer

Author: Clemens Nimscholz,Ralf Schoetzau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938711514

Category: Übungssammlung

Page: 192

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Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004306455

Category: History

Page: 672

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This volume brings together essays that consider wounding and/or wound repair from a wide range of sources and disciplines including arms and armaments, military history, medical history, literature, art history, hagiography, and archaeology across medieval and early modern Europe.

Artifacts from Medieval Europe

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696220

Category: Art

Page: 321

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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources

Mastering the Art of Arms Vol 1: The Medieval Dagger

Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher: Freelance Academy Press

ISBN: 1783019816

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

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The term "medieval martial arts" conjures images of armour-clad knights wielding sword, lance and axe. While the image is correct, at the foundation of knightly combat was a sophisticated form of close quarter combat, instantly recognizable to students of classical Asian arts such as jujutsu or practitioners of modern, military combatives. At the heart of this system was fighting with - and against - the dagger, a vicious weapon of both self-defense and last resort that was dangerous to those in and out of armour alike. In Mastering the Art of Arms, Volume One: The Medieval Dagger, renowned instructor, author and researcher, Guy Windsor, presents a complete guide to the principles and practice of Italian dagger combat. Drawing from Il Fior di Battaglia, a manuscript written in 1410, students are guided step-by-step through the process of mastering this six hundred year old art, from choosing a dagger to striking with it; from guard positions to steps and turns; from disarms to locks and takedowns; from safe falling practice to formal drills, and finally sparring, or free-play. Both a primer on the art and a methodology for on-going training, this book will give the complete novice a solid starting point, while providing useful drills and ideas for advanced martial artists.

Mastering the Art of Arms, Volume 2

The Medieval Longsword

Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789526819327

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3970

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Do you like swords? Do you want to know how to use them? Then this book is for you. Renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor will take you through the principles and practice of medieval knightly combat with the longsword. The tactics and techniques come from Il Fior di Battaglia, written in 1410 by Fiore dei Liberi, one of the greatest trainers of knights in the Middle Ages. In this book Guy covers everything you need to get started, including principles of swordsmanship, training mindset, and choosing equipment; as well as a complete system of physical practice, from basic footwork all the way up through sword handling and pair drills to free fencing. Beginners will find this a complete and approachable guide to taking up the Art of Arms; experienced swordsmen will also find many tips and tricks for developing their skills. Guy Windsor has been training martial arts for almost 30 years, and teaching professionally since 2001, when he founded The School of European Swordsmanship. The School now has branches and study groups on all over the world. Guy's other books include The Swordsman's Companion, The Duellist's Companion, Veni Vadi Vici, and Mastering the Art of Arms vol 1: The Medieval Dagger.

Martial Arts of the World: A-Q

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071502

Category: Martial arts

Page: 894

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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Secrets of German medieval swordsmanship

Sigmund Ringeck's commentaries on Johannes Liechtenauer's verse

Author: Christian Henry Tobler,Sigmund Ringeck,Johann Liechtenauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 378

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Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of the legendary German swordmaster, Johannes Liechtenauer. Johannes Liechtenauer was a 14th century German fencing master born in the mid 1300s. Some of Liechtenauer's teachings were preserved in rhyming couplets, possibly done so to prevent the uninitiated from learning the techniques he presented. Christian presents his interpretation in a style that is readable, translating the original and then providing a practical interpretation of each technique. At once bold and martially efficient, these classic techniques of swordsmanship have proven their enduring allure. In this second reissue of a classic work, Chivalry Bookshelf offers students of martial arts, of martial culture during the middle ages, fencing historians, reenactors and students of medieval history.

The Duellist's Companion

A Training Manual for 17th Century Italian Rapier

Author: N.A

Publisher: Guy Windsor

ISBN: 9526793455

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

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Based on many years of research and training, this book is the most comprehensive training manual for the rapier written since the 1600s. It covers everything you need to know about Ridolfo Capoferro's style of fencing, from basic warm-ups, through technical drills with the sword, and the sword and dagger, all the way to freeplay.