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English Martial Arts

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This book investigates the weapons, history and development of the English fighting system and some of the beliefs and social pressures that helped mould it. The second half examines various English fighting techniques drawn from historical texts and manuscripts including bare-fist fighting, broadsword, quarterstaff, bill, sword and buckler and sword and dagger.
Paperback, 237 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Anglo-Saxon Books (first published December 15th 1997)
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Apr 28, 2015 Rich rated it really liked it
The techniques presented here are fairly basic but their real aim is to illustrate the tactical strategy of George Silver ,whose succinct description of the 4 governors and 4 principals are axiomatic parts of the larger martial science . I studied briefly with one of Terry 's students and have since incorporated these aspects into all my further martial studies.
Silver aimed to describe the quintessence of what he called the 'True English Fight' based on solid observation of strategic realities o
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