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Highland Knife Fighting: With the Dirk and Sgian Paperback – January 1, 2007
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About the Author
In 200, Louis Pastore began researching martial arts that were practiced throughout Scotland and Europe. In 2004 he was accepted as a pupil of John Wesencraft, the only surviving teacher of the Highland dirk dance, as taught to Tom Flett in the 1950s.
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The book consists of the following chapters:
1. The Dirk in Gaelic Society
2. Mastering the Dirk
4. Responding to an Attack
5. Throws from Highland Wrestling
7. Knife Against Knife
8. Going on the Offensive
9. The Dirk Dance Positions
10. Exercises and Drills
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The techniques of Highland Knife Fighting work best with a large knife (the Dirk), but the book also considers the Sgain Dubh as a hidden back-up to the Dirk.
As a student of knife fighting you can learn some basic techniques from this book. A student of Gaelic Society can learn a fun bit of history from this book as well.
More information about this style of fighting can be found from the Cateran Society.
Overall a great book !!!
It does however offer cold realities of blade combat and tactical food for thought , even though its written as historical reference its very useful information. It's one of the few books I've ever read that doesn't paint a favorable picture for the unarmed defender ( Realism) although the days of the Scottish highlander are long gone we can learn from the period and make well informed training methods in our present day skill sets, It offers a concise picture of warriors in combat to the death and the ruthless methods employed. A very good book if you study combatives or knife fighting or Scottish Warrior Culture. Highly recommended
If you are interested in Historical combat, re-enactment, or just like the idea of Highlanders, then this is the book for you.
I highly recommend this book.
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I found this fascinating. Chapters are concise.
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It was a gift for someone, he said he loves the book.he was so happy we gave it to him.Published 10 months ago by Linda
Definitely an authority on Scotch lore history and combat which would be useful to anybody
A lot of good pictures and clear explanations