poleaxe

German Medieval Martial Arts: The Poleaxe (2010)

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, judici...

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