Swordfighting for Writers Game Designers and Martial Artists

This carefully crafted book provides essential information on diverse topics with piercing clarity. “Whether you are a writer or game-maker seeking the kind of information I sought while writing The Baroque Cycle, or just a general reader ...

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship

ISBN: 9789526819303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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“Useful, helpful, absorbing, entertaining. Whether you are interested in weaponry or, like me, researching details for a novel, this is the book for you.” - Helen Hollick Your search for a book that will feed your passion for and deepen your knowledge of swordsmanship ends here. Guy Windsor’s Swordfighting offers insight into this magnificent historical European martial art: you will find answers to your burning questions about swordsmanship, its theory and practice. This carefully crafted book provides essential information on diverse topics with piercing clarity. “Whether you are a writer or game-maker seeking the kind of information I sought while writing The Baroque Cycle, or just a general reader with an interest in the arts to which Guy Windsor has dedicated his career, you should find much that is rewarding in these pages.” - Neal Stephenson, New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Made up of a selection of Guy’s essays and articles, with a great deal of brand new material, this engaging and revealing book makes this complex subject accessible, enabling you to deep-dive into — - Benefits of training - Types of weapons - Sword fighting principles - Historical accuracy If you are an actor, writer or games designer creating or writing fight scenes, this book provides cutting-edge research on our European martial arts heritage. You will also discover the dos and don’ts of producing a stunningly realistic sword fight. Swordfighting is not a training manual. For technical instruction on specific swordsmanship styles, pick up The Medieval Longsword and The Duellist's Companion.

The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest

author. The Swordsman's Companion, a training manual for medieval longsword.
2004. The Duellist's Companion, a training manual for 17th century Italian rapier.
2006. ... Swordfighting, for Writers, Game Designers and Martial Artists. 2014.

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: Spada Press

ISBN: 9789527157398

Category: Sports & Recreation

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“Guy has the rare talent of making this material accessible” -Neal Stephenson (from his Foreword to Swordfighting) “Guy Windsor's greatest gift to WMA/HEMA is his marvellous ability to translate period language into a meaningful experience for modern WMA/HEMA practitioners and he has once more shown his ability to do exactly that.” - Adam (review of Veni Vadi Vici) NOTE: THIS EDITION DOES NOT INCLUDE A FACSIMILE OF THE MANUSCRIPT From the late fifteenth century comes a detailed manuscript on knightly combat, written by Philippo Vadi. Dedicated to one of the most famous Italian condottiere of the age, Guidobaldo, Duke of Urbino, this book covers the theory of combat with the longsword, as well as dozens of techniques of the sword, the spear, the pollax, and the dagger. The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest includes a detailed introduction, setting Vadi and his combat style in their historical context, a complete translation of the manuscript, and a detailed commentary from the perspective of the practising martial artist. Please note it does not include a facsimile of the manuscript, but that may be downloaded from a link provided in the text. This volume is the second edition of Dr. Windsor’s earlier work, Veni Vadi Vici, updating the translation and the introduction. This is essential reading for any practitioner of knightly combat, academic historian, or enthusiast for the quattrocento period of Italian history.

The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts

Useful beliefs that I have adopted include: • Swordsmanship training is necessary
for many people if they are to live a ... Readers of my blog and my book
Swordfighting for Writers, Game Designers, and Martial Artists will already know
my ...

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: Spada Press

ISBN: 9789527157312

Category: Sports & Recreation

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"Benefit from the experience of one of the most accomplished experts in the field. A must-read for beginners and advanced practitioners alike." - Roland Warzecha, DIMICATOR The warriors, knights and duellists of old depended on their skill at arms for their lives. You can learn their techniques and tactics too. From renowned swordsman and teacher Guy Windsor comes an indispensable resource for anyone interested in martial arts, swordsmanship, and history. Through this book Guy will teach you how to train your mind and body to become an expert in historical martial arts. It includes the seven principles of mastery, considers the ethics of martial arts, and goes into detail about the process of recreating historical martial arts from written sources. On the practical side, Guy explains how to develop your skills, and lays out the path for students to become teachers, covering the basics of safe training, looking after your body, and even starting your own training group and teaching basic classes. An accessible, motivating read that includes many suggestions for further study, including courses, books and other resources, this book sets out to answer every question about historical martial arts you may have. Note that this is not a training manual for a specific style: it provides the foundations for every style. Your journey starts here. You decide where it ends.

From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice

From the beginning (on 17 March, 2001) I've made my living researching and
teaching these arts full time, with Il Fior di ... Swordfighting for Writers, Game
Designers, and Martial Artists, and The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial
Arts. In ...

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: Spada Press

ISBN: 9789527157565

Category: Sports & Recreation

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In From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice, renowned historical swordsman Guy Windsor demystifies one of the greatest martial arts books of all time, Fiore dei Liberi's Il Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle). In the late 14th century dei Liberi, an Italian knightly combat master, wrote Il Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle). This magnificent, illustrated manuscript described how to fight on foot and on horseback, in armour and without, with sword, spear, pollax, dagger, or with no weapon at all. Windsor spent the last twenty years studying Fiore's work and creating a modern practice of historical swordsmanship from it. In this book, Windsor takes you through all of Fiore's longsword techniques on foot without armour. Each technique (or “play”) is shown with the drawing from the treatise, Windsor's transcription and translation of the text, his commentary on how it fits into the system and works in practice, and a link to a video of the technique in action. The book also contains a detailed introduction describing Fiore's life and times, and extensive discussion of the contexts in which Fiore's art belongs. From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice is essential reading for all martial artists and historians of the medieval and early Renaissance.

Swords in the Time of Corona

The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest An accurate translation of Filippo Vadi's De
Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi, with a ... Swordfighting, for Writers, Game Designers,
and Martial Artists This book is made up of about 50% posts from my blog, and ...

Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher: Spada Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

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When this coronavirus, SARS-CoV-19, emerged at the beginning of 2020, I didn’t worry too much about it, because I recognised it as being outside my area of control. There was nothing for me to do, so I just ignored it. Then bit by bit things started to change—the twin threats of death by plague and economic ruin came front and center into our collective awareness. As lockdown progressed it was soon obvious that many of my students were struggling. Things they depended on for their physical, mental, and economic health were simply gone. I realised that I had to focus on my core mission, which is to help my students. Normally, that means help them with their sword problems, but the whole point of practising swordsmanship is to improve your quality of life. And not all the help they needed was directly sword related. Then I thought of the things that were working for me: the mental postures learned from swordsmanship training, that were easing my way through lockdown with minimal stress. I started blogging these ideas as they came up, between March and June 2020, and before long was getting requests from readers to create a book of them. So here it is. Guy’s Lockdown Survival Guide, or, Swords in the Time of Corona. Some of the advice here is lockdown-specific, but most of it is applicable to all sorts of crises. I hope you find it useful.

The Medieval Longsword

Get her this book, though her parents might hate you. Or do you just like swords? If you’ve ever wanted to turn your sword dreams into reality, then this book is for you. Anyone can learn the medieval Art of the longsword.

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship

ISBN: 9789526819341

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

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Ever wonder how good you’d be with a sword? This book is for you. Do love movie sword fights? Learn how real sword fights work. Are you into stage combat? Add depth with historically accurate technique. You’re a bad uncle looking for a present for your niece? Get her this book, though her parents might hate you. Or do you just like swords? If you’ve ever wanted to turn your sword dreams into reality, then this book is for you. Anyone can learn the medieval Art of the longsword. This book will give you a thorough grounding in the techniques and tactics from the 600-year-old manuscript Il Fior di Battaglia, and includes free access to additional resources such as videos and full-sized images, to help you translate the movements from page to real life. Sure, it’s a 600-year old manuscript, but you know what? People who studied this manuscript lived. Why not stick with something that works? The Medieval Longsword covers everything you need to know from tools of the trade, to footwork, strikes and defences, to how to exploit your adversary’s mistakes, and how to disarm your opponent. This complete and approachable guide to the Art of Arms provides a gateway to a world-wide community of likeminded people also practicing this historical martial art. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a competent fencer, this book by author and internationally renowned swordsman Guy Windsor will guide you towards mastery of this ancient Art.

Medieval Swordsmanship

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ISBN: PSU:000045705168

Category: Sports & Recreation

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From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.

Advanced Longsword Form and Function

This book builds on the foundation laid in The Medieval Longsword, and teaches you how to train Fiore dei Liberi’s Art of Arms, as shown in his 1410 manuscript ll Fior di Battaglia.

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship

ISBN: 9789527157039

Category: History

Page: 198

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This book builds on the foundation laid in The Medieval Longsword, and teaches you how to train Fiore dei Liberi’s Art of Arms, as shown in his 1410 manuscript ll Fior di Battaglia. Renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor explains three of the longsword forms that are used every day in The School of European Swordsmanship: The Cutting Drill, The Farfalla di Ferro, and The Longsword Syllabus Form. Each form is explained step by step and application by application, with abundant photographs and images from Fiore’s manuscript. Guy takes you through each step first as a pair drill, then as part of the form, then as a starting point for further training, or for further research into Il Fior di Battaglia. Within these pages you will find in-depth instructions and analysis, dozens of tips for how to improve your skills, and enough material for years of study.

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Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security

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systems engineer where he played a role in the strategy, design, and deployment
of a key ... The Greeks and Romans, meanwhile, had systems of martial arts that
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Author: Yanek Korff

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449369583

Category: Computers

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FreeBSD and OpenBSD are increasingly gaining traction in educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations worldwide because they provide significant security advantages over Linux. Although a lot can be said for the robustness, clean organization, and stability of the BSD operating systems, security is one of the main reasons system administrators use these two platforms.There are plenty of books to help you get a FreeBSD or OpenBSD system off the ground, and all of them touch on security to some extent, usually dedicating a chapter to the subject. But, as security is commonly named as the key concern for today's system administrators, a single chapter on the subject can't provide the depth of information you need to keep your systems secure.FreeBSD and OpenBSD are rife with security "building blocks" that you can put to use, and Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security shows you how. Both operating systems have kernel options and filesystem features that go well beyond traditional Unix permissions and controls. This power and flexibility is valuable, but the colossal range of possibilities need to be tackled one step at a time. This book walks you through the installation of a hardened operating system, the installation and configuration of critical services, and ongoing maintenance of your FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems.Using an application-specific approach that builds on your existing knowledge, the book provides sound technical information on FreeBSD and Open-BSD security with plenty of real-world examples to help you configure and deploy a secure system. By imparting a solid technical foundation as well as practical know-how, it enables administrators to push their server's security to the next level. Even administrators in other environments--like Linux and Solaris--can find useful paradigms to emulate.Written by security professionals with two decades of operating system experience, Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security features broad and deep explanations of how how to secure your most critical systems. Where other books on BSD systems help you achieve functionality, this book will help you more thoroughly secure your deployments.

The Hollywood Reporter

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clean up after her . ... Amid a prosaic plot strewn with intermittent chases , gun
fights and physical combat , only two action set pieces are worth writing home
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132676284

Category: Motion pictures

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Gun Digest 1993

A survey of the martial arts of feudal Japan. ... The classical art of Japanese
swordsmanship. ... that sets the dirk and Sgian Dubh in their socio-historic
content following design changes through more than 300 years of evolution. ...
The Complete Guide to Game Care and Cookery, Revised Edition, by Sam
Fadala, DBI Books, Inc., Northbrook, IL, 1989. ... The author's service with the
Machine Gun Section of the 21st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force in
World War I. Encyclopedia ...

Author: Ken Warner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0873491319

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The biggest selling gun book in the world is the only firearms book to make USA Today's list of bestselling sports books. Includes historical and technical information about firearms, a complete catalog of all firearms made in or imported to the U.S., comprehensive bibliography, and more. Illustrated throughout.

Katsujinken a Sword Arts Journal

As “the” Premiere Sword Arts Journal in the United States, Katsujinken’s aim is to bridge gaps while providing a consistent resource of free expression and individualized edged weaponry niche’ as well as collective conversation.

Author: Jason Lee A. Hatcher

Publisher: Donna Quesinberry

ISBN: 0985970901

Category:

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Power Up

And it worked : Final Fantasy was enough of a success that Sakaguchi stayed a
game designer . ... In fact , they were only available through the Disk Writer kiosks
that stood in video game and toy stores of the time ; customers ... elements of
fantasy from the first game — talking creatures , magic spells , evil demons ,
haunted temples , and swordfighting . ... changed : instead of a game in which
four faceless fighters were merely the vehicle by which the player experienced a
contrived ...

Author: Chris Kohler

Publisher: Brady

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114241982

Category: Games & Activities

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Examines the history of Japanese video games and how the designers added film-like elements of character, narrative, and story into their games, and includes interviews with accomplished game designers, artists, and musicians. Original. (All users)

Advice to My Kids on Dating and Relationships

These 45 tidbits are aimed at the author's kids, and are great for any teen... or post-teen.... who is interested in learning and being better at relationships and dating. This is not a dating how to guide!

Author: Johanus Haidner

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ISBN: 0987887335

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We all want our kids to be safe and successful in their relationships. These 45 tidbits are aimed at the author's kids, and are great for any teen... or post-teen.... who is interested in learning and being better at relationships and dating. This is not a dating how to guide! It is advice from a father to his son and daughter on how to do better, be better, how to handle dating and relationships better, and understand their roles in relationships. And what dad doesn't want his kids to be safe and happy?

Mythic Hero Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Mythology tells us of heroes of all sorts.

Author: Johanus Haidner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0987887327

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Mythology tells us of heroes of all sorts. We read of Merlin and Arthur. We hear about how Beowulf fought Grendil. There is Cu Chulainn, Achilles, Lancelot, Robin Hood, Perseus, Mulan, Penelope, Finn, Hiawatha, Boudica, and many, many more. Heroes come from royalty or everyday life. Their backgrounds vary as much as they do. And everyone fantasizes about being one at some point in life. Every child dreams of being a hero. And so now we have a role-playing game that lets us all become heroes... Mythic Hero! With a unique character personality system to help guide players, Mythic Hero includes a combat system based on realistic fighting that is straight-forward and quick to play. Any character can expand their skills well beyond the starting career (if one is chosen), including wizardry! Yet, beware! There are monsters and villains to be overcome in the unique world-system. Magic includes three areas of study; the physical, the mental, and the spiritual... It is magic for the thinking man. Using a percentile (d10) and d6 system, there is a huge variety of play options in this table top role-playing game. Fun for ages 8 and up.