“The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts (The Swordsman’s Quick Guide)” by Guy Windsor
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.