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Title: "The Art of Longsword Combat - Book #1"
Author: David M. Cvet, 2001
Source: Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts
Posted: June 26, 2001

The purpose of this manual, the first book of a four book series is to train the student in the methods, principles and techniques of European Medieval Martial Arts, focused on longsword (spada longa) along with grappling (abrazare) and dagger (daga) techniques. This work was created to form the basis of the recruit training program for the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts or AEMMA. The methodology of training is heavily influenced by Fiore dei Liberi's "Flos Duellatorum" (1410) treatise, however, other references for this work include but not limited to historical documents and treatises such as Hans Talhoffer, 1459, "Alte Armatur und Ringkunst" , Hans Talhoffer, 1467, "Fechtbuch aus dem Jahre 1467", Jakob Sutor, 1612, "Neu Künstliches Fechtbuchh".

Book 1 provides the student with the fundamental skills, theory and history to challenge for the rank of scholler. Upon completion of this level of training, the student will be capable in performing all of the longsword guards (posta) and wards, offensive strikes, drills, armed and unarmed techniques and possess a historical knowledge and theory of the martial art.

The book is no longer available for download.

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Released: December 27, 1999 / Last modified: September 15, 2009