Mastering the Art of Arms, volume 2: The Medieval Longsword by Guy WindsorMastering the Art of Arms, volume 2: The Medieval Longsword by Guy Windsor

Mastering the Art of Arms, volume 2: The Medieval Longsword

byGuy Windsor

Paperback | June 30, 2014

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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 willtake 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, whenhe founded The School of European Swordsmanship.The School now has branches and study groups on allover 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.
Title:Mastering the Art of Arms, volume 2: The Medieval LongswordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:June 30, 2014Publisher:The School of European SwordsmanshipLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9526819322

ISBN - 13:9789526819327


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good series As an owner of Guy's The Medieval … books, all I can say that they are well written, very accurate and follows a very good approach. I like Guy's philosophy and found that he is the type who A., enjoys teaching B., capable of teaching. I've found them to be very useful in competitive fencing.
Date published: 2016-08-20