- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Anglo-Saxon Books; 1St Edition edition (December 15, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1898281181
- ISBN-13: 978-1898281184
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,676,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Terry Brown's `English Martial Arts' is an outstanding book about a little known topic. Beginning with an excellent overview of the background of English Martial Arts, we are then introduced to the weapons of the English man at arms:
>>Sword & Dagger
>>Sword & Dagger vs. Sword & Buckler
Terry Brown then introduces us to the `Principles of True Fighting' and demonstrates the techniques of the weapons listed herein. A series of clear photographs demonstrates the effective application of techniques, allowing the student to develop sufficient basic skill to seek entry to `The Company of Maieters' [[...] as a Free Scholler.
Finally, English Martial Arts closes with "Words of Wisdom" from the English Masters of Defense such as Silver, Godfrey and Lonnergan.
For any Scholler of the Arts of Defense, English Martial Arts is a `must have' resource.
Terry Brown is able to convey a true appreiciation of the depth of Western martial arts with both his words and his images. Anyone who seriously wishes to learn about these skills should seek out this book and add it to their collection.
It is historically accurate, as well as telling the history from a martial artists point of view, as many so called martial arts books are written by people who are not martial artist.
The training section, although concerned with only a few of the weapons in the English martial armoury, it is covered thoroughly, and when practiced the techniques are 100% effective, they feel comfortable to execute, as well as leaving you in a safe position after the technique has been done.
All in all, Terry Browns book is an informative, historically correct, training manual, that will be in demand long into the future as the bible of English and Western martial arts.
Steven Huff - Founder, Historical Martial Study Society email@example.com
The techniques described in the book are brutal to say the least. The knee stamp when the opponent is down is my favorite.
There are chapters divided into historical references for each weapon(including fists). Adding to this there are clear photographs of the strikes and blocks.
If you are re-enacting later european medieval history this is the book for you.