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Title The Art of the Two Handed Sword
Author Ken Mondschein
Publisher Ska Swordplay Books
Release 2012
Category Fencing
Total Pages 231
ISBN 9780978902285
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Art of the Two-Handed Sword translates one of the last surviving works on the use of the two-handed sword, also called the great sword, a Renaissance descendant of the medieval knightly weapon that was equally at home on the battlefield, at tournaments, in the fencing academy, or on the street. The second half of the book provides a clear, practical, detailed guide to its use, as well as to the theory and practice of historical fencing. Francesco Alfieri's 1653 Lo Spadone (The Two-Handed Sword), translated here, provides a "missing link" between medieval and modern martial arts. It displays clear continuity with both medieval swordsmanship and the still living traditions of sabre and great stick. Beginning in the 14th Century, swords became more sharply pointed in order to pierce the heavy plate armor of the day, and the grip became longer to allow two-handed use for greater power. By the end of the 15th Century, the two-hander, as long as a man is tall, had become a fearsome infantry weapon used to break up pike formations and in honor guards defending the standard or banner. It was also used in tournaments, on the field of honor, and for civilian self-defense. This long two-hander was known in Italy as the spadone. Its basic methods have continued to the present day in great stick technique. The Art of the Two-Handed Sword is the first complete English translation of Alfieri's book, supplemented by related materials: the MS Riccardiano (c. 1550) and works by Camillo Agrippa (1553), Giacomo di Grassi (1570), and finally Guieseppe Colombani (1711), who provides our last textual reference to the weapon. Alfieri's work is supplemented by Ken Mondschein's painstaking reconstruction and adaptation of longsword practice for the present day. He draws on primary sources, martial arts traditions, classical and modern fencing theory, and extensive practical experience to create a practical and enjoyable method for learning and practicing the spadone under modern conditions. Numerous photographs illustrate the techniques that he describes.

The Art of the Two Handed Sword by Francesco Alfieri

Title The Art of the Two Handed Sword
Author Francesco Alfieri
Publisher
Release 2012
Category
Total Pages 231
ISBN 9780978902223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Sword Art Online Progressive 4 light novel
Author Reki Kawahara
Publisher Yen Press LLC
Release 2017-07-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0316474614
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it's time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis--but here begins Asuna's discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever...

Title The Art of Attack and the Development of Weapons
Author H. S. Cowper
Publisher Andrews UK Limited
Release 2012-03-30
Category History
Total Pages 313
ISBN 1781503591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This most unusual book is subtitled Being a Study in the Development of weapons and Appliances of Offence from the Earliest Times to the Age of Gunpowder. It surveys, in considerable detail and with numerous drawings and illustrations, the art and means of aggression developed by man beginning with the bare hand or fist and then the fist reinforced by such appliances as the cestus of Roman times and the knuckleduster of the more enlightened age. From here it moves on to simple, unshafted, hand-held weapons designed for bruising and ripping - clubs, stones etc. The next stage is ‘reinforcing the arm’, the development of hafted weapons and attachment of weapon heads to shafts - tha axe and adze type and the ball and thong such as the bola. These are categorized as striking weapons. Then come the pointed weapons - flint and metal daggers, spears, tridents and the like. So we are taken on a stage by stage journey through the whole range of weaponry - grappling hooks, cutting weapons, throwing spears, javelins, harpoons, catapults, blowpipes and the means of throwing or discharging them. The sheer variety of means of dealing aggressively with your opponent, when they are spelled out in detail, is remarkable, and there are many odd looking weapons illustrated. In the detailed study and analysis of its subject this book can have no rival.

The Complete Taiji Dao by Yun Zhang

Title The Complete Taiji Dao
Author Yun Zhang
Publisher Blue Snake Books
Release 2009
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 429
ISBN 1583942270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Introduces the principles and practice of Taiji Dao and provides illustrated discussions of the history of Chinese swords, with special emphasis on the history and features of the dao; the Taiji principles from which Taiji Dao practice derives; the basic skills and techniques of Taiji Dao; detailed descriptions and photographs of the traditional Taiji Dao form, including applications"--Provided by publisher.

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