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by Alex B
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Clubs & Organizations
Topic: Starting a new club in Ayr
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Starting a new club in Ayr

The Schola Gladiatoria forum has a good list of treatises, so it's worth having look a there. http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB3/index.php There are various pugilism and wrestling manuals available on Lulu through Kirk Lawson's page. Some of them are paperback and you'd need to buy them, others ar...
by Alex B
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Looking to start from nothing
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: Looking to start from nothing

I see Meyer's name tossed around, a lot, he's on my short list of guys to start researching out, right now I'm still puzzling through my Talhoffer book (http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Combat-Fifteenth-Century-Swordfighting-Close-Quarter/dp/1848327706) but the way they formatted it (Text is the 1st ...
by Alex B
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Confusion about use of Sword and Buckler
Replies: 145
Views: 9953

Re: Confusion about use of Sword and Buckler

Fiore shows a stomp kick to the knee, rather than a low roundhouse as you'd see in muay thai. It's worth bearing in mind that if you have a weapon, you will be able to end the fight more quickly and more effectively by attacking them with your weapon than by kicking them. Generally, in a fight with ...
by Alex B
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: About speed
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Re: About speed

I just put up a blog article on Encased in Steel as a response to this thread. I hope its of interest.
http://historical-academy.co.uk/blog/20 ... ng-slowly/
by Alex B
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Clubs & Organizations
Topic: Helping a Friend get a swordplay class re-started.
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Helping a Friend get a swordplay class re-started.

Would you suggest doing this even if the manuals are from different traditions? When my friend was talking about this he gave me the impression that he was interested in mixing "the best parts" of Italian longsword, Liechtenauer, Spanish montante, etc. in a pot and studying what comes out...
by Alex B
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Seeking Saber Image for Use
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Seeking Saber Image for Use

That's quite a simple image, so if you have problems getting it from the university, any decent artist could do an illustration of it. When we made the AHA longsword study guide, it was easier (and cheaper) for me just to do illustrations myself of all the plates we wanted.
by Alex B
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Cutting swords
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Cutting swords

My group's blog put up a post yesterday on qualities of a cutting sword, so if you want more information on cutting, this could be useful,
http://historical-academy.co.uk/blog/20 ... ing-sword/
by Alex B
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Understanding Zufechten
Replies: 49
Views: 5212

Re: Understanding Zufechten

Roland, I don't think Zufechten can be said to have that specific a meaning. For example take this verse from Ringeck: "In Zufechten, when he aims for a lower opening with a cut or a thrust, do not defend yourself against it. Rather, wait until you can reach over him with a strike from above ag...
by Alex B
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Something I have Wondered About
Replies: 18
Views: 1792

Re: Something I have Wondered About

There are trainers that are much lighter and have more flex than a blunt sword. Examples include foam swords, nylon swords, or so called "federschwerter". Federschwerter are based on period swords, and look a little like this: http://www.hroarr.com/gfx/reviews/italian-federschwert.jpg Some...
by Alex B
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Are there chokes in medieval wrestling sources?
Replies: 27
Views: 2312

Re: Are there chokes in medieval wrestling sources?

Talhoffer for example has a couple of chokes in his section on man vs woman judicial duels, where obviously armour and other people aren't an issue.

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