The medieval knight was a well-trained fighting man, expert in the use of many weapons.
One of his premiere weapons was the poleaxe, which combined aspects of a spear, hammer and sword into one, deadly form. Well-balanced and surprisingly agile, even the knight’s armour was no sure defense against its swift thrusts and heavy blows.
German Medieval Martial Arts, Vol 1: The Poleaxe provides a complete overview and training curriculum for this fearsome weapon. Guards, blows, disarms and throws taken from the writing of Medieval masters-at-arms are meticulously depicted and broken down with step-by step instructions for the individual student or training group.
But more than just drills and techniques, you will learn the history of the poleaxe’s evolution and its role in the tournament, judicial duel and on the battlefield.
Including interviews with leading experts on medieval weapons and combat, and featuring a soundtrack by the renowned Paul Butler Consort, join medieval combat expert Christian Henry Tobler on a journey into the lost world of chivalric fighting arts.