(E–book/E–pub) [Medieval Swordsmanship Illustrated Methods and Techniues]

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Something you can learn by going "TO A SCHOOL FOR A TRAINING "a school or a training "It reuires studying tons of historical records pretty much anything that s remotely "reuires studying tons of historical records pretty much anything that s remotely to Medieval swordfights because unlike Asian martial art experts Medieval ighters did not have the habit or discipline to create detailed documentation A good comprehension of the social background is also critical or the studyThe discipline to create detailed documentation A good comprehension of the social background is also critical Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old for the studyThe are very clear Sometimesor a basic posture than one Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs figure are presentedrom different angles Even a layman like me Gray Bishop found no problem understanding the principles The writing is also very good unlike those scientific papers that merely presentacts in a boring way Font sizes layouts everything is reader riendly This is a classic and I d like to thank the author or taking all the efforts to do this eh There was a lot of interesting stuff in here and I believe that John is really dedicated to swordsmanship but every other paragraph is You must practice with your sword Dude I igured that out rom the intro The several dozen reminders were exceedingly annoying Been reading this book on and off Liar for years now I like it a lot but without having a partner to spar with the exercises are rather dry pun intended Still a great book to learn about the anatomy of a swordigh. Word pole arm and And with than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands on training guide or martial artists of all level. S and the reluctance of Eastern martial artists to FIGHT HIM EACH GET A DEDICATED APPENDIX TO THEMSELVES him each get a dedicated appendix to themselves this doesn t stop him bringing them up with irritating reuency in the text particularly the Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are first and last Nor are these the only instance of a point being laboured It really bogs down the writing and handicaps what should be a great book The author s claims that the book is scholarly are also a bit overblown inact I was struck by the relative Lack Of References In of references in text though the bibliography is air But authors do tend to make these kind of claims and unlike the axe grinding this shouldn t be "A Problem For The Book "problem or the book main audience those interested in learning or refining their knowledge of use of the sword Controversial swordsman John Clements has written a love story of swords The text is an interesting overview of arming swords longswords and shields with notable mention of axes polearms and two handed swords as well Interesting insight but thin on helpful advice Circumstantial Evidence for modern day practitioners I don t usually read about martial arts except when I need to do researchor my novels The only other work I ve read on a similar topic was a book about boxing which contained about 10% of the information you can Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers find here To me this book is amazing It s not. Rms Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords it contains highly effectiveighting techniues or the sword sword shield long sword great ,


It s a cliche but this is a curate s egg "of a book I think a reader is entitled to approach "a book I think a reader is entitled to approach text cautiously when they realise the author eels the need not only or an introduction but also a preface an author s note acknowledgements and a warning "before actually getting down to business he adds an afterword a note to the reader and an about "actually getting down to business he adds an afterword a note to the reader and an about author section at the end or good measure This sort of thing lends itself to two assumptions Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) first the writer might be a wee bit pompous and second that the book could likely be shorter and would probably be betteror it Both of these are true to some degree When writing about actual Summer Meditations fighting instruction the book is an excellent primer clear in both the instructions and the illustrations usually concise covering a variety of basic stances and moves and including a nice range of information separate sections on sword alone and sword and shieldor example each containing information on God Said, Ha!: A Memoir fighting against a variety of weapons other swords axes polearms etc There are other sections that are excellent background information too informative and interesting Butor all his knowledge of swords it s the axes he has to grind that Clements struggles with His particular bugbears including theatrical combat two common re enactment rule. Clements struggles with His particular bugbears including theatrical combat two common re enactment rule. the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost ighting arts of Medieval knights warriors and men at ,

Medieval Swordsmanship Illustrated Methods and Techniues