Sword and Shield

ISBN 13: 9783931616472

Sword and Shield

 
9783931616472: Sword and Shield

For centuries, unarmoured combat with the sword and a small shield, or buckler, was one of the most wide spread martial arts of medieval and Renaissance Europe. Based on medieval treatises and years of martial arts practice, Roland Warzecha and Tobias Wenzel offer an introduction to this fascinating fighting art. Step by step, the viewer will be guided through fundamental basics, such as body mechanics, tactics and fencing theory. The underlying concepts of historical technique are demonstrated and explained in detail. An ideal starting point for your personal training with sword and buckler withuseful insights and cutting edge research for the seasoned practitioner of Western Martial Arts. Contents: Chapter 1: Anatomical and Physical Basics - Pressure, Strength & Weakness - Reach - Cutting technique & Posture; Chapter 2: Martial Basics: Wards, Actions, Tactics - Second Ward from MS I.33: "Right Shoulder" - Excursus: Distance and Tempo - Follow-Up Actions from the Bind - Third Ward from MS I.33: "Left Shoulder" - Sixth Ward from MS I.33: "At the Chest" - The First Ward from MS I.33: "Underarm" - Reflections on Tactics; Chapter 3: Appendix - Appropriate Equipment - Freeplay.

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