Posted On:5/18/2009 7:36pm
looking for PDFs of the English longsword treatises
Does anyone have an idea where they could be?
I have no interest in learning English longsword. This is just more of a curiousity thing.
Posted On:5/18/2009 10:09pm
I don't know about PDFs, but the texts from all three key treatises (plus interpretations/translations) are available at http://www.blackfalconschool.com/sources.shtml . There's also a forthcoming book on the subject from these guys - http://lessonsontheenglishlongsword.blogspot.com/ - and some YouTube demo clips.
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Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)
Posted On:5/19/2009 2:42am
Style: sambo, stuff
Here is something on MS 39564:
And on the text passages of the "Harleian":
No PDF's though.
Posted On:5/19/2009 3:36am
Style: Renaissance Martial Arts
You might ask around on this forum:
The guy who runs it is currently writing a book specifically on English Longsword.
Posted On:5/19/2009 4:17am
Style: aikido, medieval fencing
I am not aware of any pdfs either.
I have to say that interpreting that stuff is a bloody hard task.
So kudos to them
Posted On:5/19/2009 4:26am
after looking at all that I gotta agree with willaume. Whoever can make sense of that stuff has my respect.
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