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Arms techniques dvd

Postby Billy on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:50 pm

wonder if these are any use?

http://www.paladin-press.com/category/47
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Re: Arms techniques dvd

Postby brendan on Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:50 pm

Is it the ones on making armour or using weapons that you are referring to?

- if it is the latter then I think they are of mixed usefulness. i.e. IF you already have a good idea of what you are at they can help with the details; if you have never used the weapon or similar ones before then they are of very limited use.
It seems that most authors of this type of book have subsequent to publishing figured out stuff that fundamentally changes how they would write the book if they were doing so again. And others are so deeply imbued with the arts martial that were they to write their words down and subsequently have them read it might alter the nature of reality itself (standard martial-arts-master stuff really)

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Re: Arms techniques dvd

Postby the_power on Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:51 pm

I've never found videos to be that useful - I'd rather a lucid book and spend a few weekends trying to make sense out of what they are saying, fail, and get a master to walk me through it in an hour. It's interesting to hear someone break fighting down based on armour levels..

This does intrigue me though - a book on the use of polearms, including spear & lance. I'd been told many times that such a book never existed!
http://www.paladin-press.com/product/886/47 - though not out till October.

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Re: Arms techniques dvd

Postby Andrea L Redden on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:37 pm

the_power wrote: This does intrigue me though - a book on the use of polearms, including spear & lance. I'd been told many times that such a book never existed! http://www.paladin-press.com/product/886/47 - though not out till October.

I've forwarded that link to James. He'll be interested. George Silver's "Brief Instructions" has polearm stuff, sure it does.

http://www.sirwilliamhope.org/Library/Silver/Silver.php?title=Matthey&plate=4Facsimiles of Paradoxes of Defence
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/paradoxes.htmlParadoxes of Defence -(transcription into modern spelling)
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/brief.htmlBrief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence -(transcription into modern spelling)

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Re: Arms techniques dvd

Postby brendan on Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:28 am

There is a burgundian treatise on the use of the Pole Axe and several on the use of lances (usually focused on Judicial combat AFAIK)

There are a lot more translations/facsimiles/interpretations of medieval fighting manuscripts available in the last few years.

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Re: Arms techniques dvd

Postby Nerva on Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:06 pm

While I agree with John to a point, there is no substitute for actually seeing how something is made. I pour over technical Roman books day in day out. This give me fantastic information but every year I still take a couple of trips over to Len Morgan to see how things should be made. Maybe a good technical book with a DVD?
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