the European Renaissance Age sword fighting techniques had developed into sophisticated
manuals (fight books). Starting with I33 in the early medieval period and through
Talhoffer to the later teaching of George Silver and others, a myriad of fight
techniques can be incorporated in your project and developed as required.
explore the fighting techniques of the renaissance it is necessary to explore the
origins and influences of sword fighting up to that date. The classical manuals
and fight books starting with I33 through Talhoffer and the various other great
masters and schools, were obviously known and influence later generations, therefore
we must also be aware that modern techniques can be incorporated into historical
fighting, if the director so desires, with the awareness of the effect of this
upon compromising authenticity and style.
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Medieval sword and buckler. From the Holkam Picture Bible, early 1300's.
illustrations are from the Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence
by Joseph Swetnam, published 1617.