Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

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Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

Postby finnobreanan on Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:20 pm

Courtesy of the folks at ARMA, here are some great original sources they've posted on line. They also have a LOT of good information on the rest of their site.
http://www.thearma.org/manuals.htm
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Re: Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

Postby the_power on Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:59 am

Can I resubmit my revamped (and yet still not finished) "Two-handed Spear" fight-book for review ?

http://tutorials.livinghistory.ie/Home/ ... mbat-guide

If anyone has experience making such manuals up (like dancing ones..), I'd love to hear from you about how some of the moves can be made easier to understand.

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Re: Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

Postby knightofredemption on Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:47 am

I think the easiest way to do that would be an accompanying video. I know that I refer back to video that I take when I go over to train in England with the Guild, and find them invaluable. It is so much easier to replicate something you have seen, and removes any chance of misinterpreting the written word. I think also, seeing how something works in the "real" world gives it a little more authority.
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Re: Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

Postby the_power on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:11 am

Check the guide then, there are six or seven videos & photo slideshows now :)

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Re: Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts

Postby knightofredemption on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:14 am

DOH! :oops:

Excellent job John, one question the last couple of videos (attacking the inner triangle, and reversing a spear) are all long and skinny, is this a glitch at my end?
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