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#1 Kevin (The Professor)

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

Google book link to the works of George Silver (acclaimed Master of Defense who wrote in England and detested rapiers).

https://play.google....YAAJ&pg=GBS.PA1

 

much useful thinking about movement, timing, speed, etc.

 

Art of Defense with Broadsword and Saber

 

https://play.google....YAAJ&pg=GBS.PA1

 

 

finally,

Schools and Masters of Defense from the Middle Ages until the 18th Century.

https://books.google...nepage&q&f=true

 

this is my personal favorite because it has a great deal of history, as well as information specific to the use of weapons (especially swords, but I haven't finished reading it yet).

 

These are FREE. Have fun.


Edited by Kevin (The Professor), 09 March 2016 - 05:41 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:23 PM

Silver was a rather biased man, but his works present a very good overview of the cultural struggles of the time.






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