The Medieval Longsword: A Training Manual (Mastering the Art of Arms #2) (Paperback)
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.