Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paladin Press - Medieval Swordsmanship


Medieval Swordsmanship

Illustrated Methods And Techniques

by John Clements

344 pages, 8.5" x 11"


From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword and shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.


John Clements has practiced cut-and-thrust swordsmanship for almost 20 years and trains regularly in long-sword, sword and shield, sword and buckler, sword and dagger, medieval spear, and rapier and dagger methods. He lectures on historical weaponry and is an ardent promoter of contact-weapon sparring with historical replica swords.


1) Medieval Combat Environment 
2) Medieval Fighting Manuals 
3) Medieval Swords 
4) Making of Medieval Swords 
5) Swords Against Plate Armor 
6) Fate of the Medieval Sword 
7) Forms of the Medieval Sword 
8) Medieval Shields 
9) Sword and Shield 
10) Long Sword 
11) Practice and Sparring 
12) Obtaining a Real Sword 
13) Problem of Stage-Combat 
14) Methods of Weapon-Sparring 
15) Blunt Steel and Plate Armor Sparring 
16) Medieval Fantasy and "Boffer" Sparring Methods 
17) Importance of the Full-Leg Target in Weapon-Sparring 
18) Kneeling Down in Weapon Sparring Rules 
19) Weapon-Sparring in Martial Arts 
20) Understanding Swords and Martial Arts in America

Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:

Stickgrappler's Note: I am guessing the Paladin site will be shut down at the end of the year and I'm archiving select Paladin Press pages to my blog to preserve an essential part of martial arts from 1970-2017. Archiving some of my favorite Paladin titles.



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