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The Swordman's Companion: A Modern Training Manual for the Medieval Longsword
by Guy Windsor

How was the medieval sword used? Although many books have been released detailing techniques of the medieval swordmasters, none of them can really be termed easily interpreted manuals of technique. For the beginner, they are hard to decipher and interpret.The well-respected founder of the prestigious Helsinki School of European Swordsmanship, Mr. Windsor has offered a nuts-and-bolts approach to teaching Italian historical swordsmanship through drills, exercises. Based on the ...

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This item is on 61 member reading lists:

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Bryan Johnson :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Chuck Blum :: * RECOMMENDED *
Excellent introduction to basic techniques, however, one still gets the feeling that one -on-one classroom teaching is a priority to get a beginner started.
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Konstantin Tsvetkov :: * RECOMMENDED *
This book made me thihk that I could do it and made me start to do it. With this book you really can practice at home, alone or with a partner. I am doing it. By the way, my favorite book on the topic is still the book by David Lindholm, but my everyday handbook is The Swordsman's ...
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Patrick Brown :: * RECOMMENDED *
As a beginner, this book has been instrumental in guiding my first steps into the world of the Western Longsword. A truly knowledgeable, thourough, and accessable introduction to the Art.
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Great book for the starting student. Discusses training equipment, drills, footwork, vocabulary, and basic techinique.
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Patrick Kelly ::
One of the best how-to books on european swordsmanship to have been written within the last few years. Mr. Windsor lays out an excellent program for solo-training with the european longsword. Consequently, this book is invaluable to many of us who do not have training partners due ...
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