Secrets of the Sword Alone: Traicte contenant les Secrets du Premier Livre de l'Espee Seule by Henry de Sainct Didier

Secrets of the Sword Alone: Traicte contenant les Secrets du Premier Livre de l'Espee Seule

byHenry de Sainct Didier, Chris Slee

Kobo ebook | April 3, 2018

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A modern English translation of Henry de Sainct-Didier's 1573 fencing training manual. Sainct-Didier taught a style of swordsmanship informed by more than two decades as a soldier on the battlefields of France's Italian Wars. He demonstrates techniques which are straight-forward and direct, without the niceties of the Italian and Spanish salles of the period.

This is a textbook of lesson plans teaching basic cuts and thrusts, how to counter them, and the ways to respond to and defeat these defences. It is written so that each action builds step by step into complex two-person drills in which initiative passes back and forth between the combatant.

No interpretation of Sainct-Didier's text has been attempted, allowing his words to stand on their own merits.

Title:Secrets of the Sword Alone: Traicte contenant les Secrets du Premier Livre de l'Espee SeuleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:LongEdge PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0646926365

ISBN - 13:9780646926360

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