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Secret Geometries of the Sword In the early years of the 17th century, Girard Thibault -- poet, physician, architect, painter, occultist, and master swordsman, a true Renaissance man -- astonished the courts of Europe with a new system of swordsmanship based on the principles of sacred geometry and Renaissance occult philosophy. In his youth, Thibault studied the art of the sword with the great Dutch fencing master Lambert van Someren, then traveled to southern Spain to learn _destreza_, the revolutionary Spanish system of rapier fencing, from Luis Pacheco de Narvaez and other masters of the art. After his return to the Netherlands around 1610, he won fame as one of the best swordsmen of the age, and set out to put everything he knew about the way of the sword into a single comprehensive textbook of rapier fencing that could be used by students who had no access to a teacher of his system. Originally published in 1630, _Academy of the Sword_ is that textbook -- the most elaborate manual of swordsmanship ever published in any language, packed with hundreds of clearly described and illustrated techniques. Starting with the geometrical foundations of his system, Thibault proceeds step by step to explain effective methods for drawing the sword, entering into measure, subjecting the opponent's blade, countering his attacks and defeating him, whether the contest is a friendly bout or a struggle to the death. He outlines competing systems of swordsmanship used in the Europe of his time, points out their weaknesses and explains how their proponents can be defeated, and he provides methods by which his pupils, armed only with a rapier, could overcome an opponent armed with rapier and dagger, rapier and shield, two-handed sword -- even a musket. Never before available in English, _Academy of the Sword_ has been trans

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9781904658849, titled "The Academy of the Sword" | Stylus Pub Llc, September 30, 2016, cover price $79.95
9781891448409 | Chivalry Bookshelf, November 30, 2006, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Secret Geometries of the Sword In the early years of the 17th century, Girard Thibault -- poet, physician, architect, painter, occultist, and master swordsman, a true Renaissance man -- astonished the courts of Europe with a new system of swordsmanship based on the principles of sacred geometry and Renaissance occult philosophy.

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Product Description: Legendary fencing instructor Maitre Bac H. Tau described what he called the "six essentials that are in a fencer's mind:" "The first is called spirit; The second, rhythm; The third, thought; The fourth, technique; The fifth, tactic, and the last is strategy...read more
By Georgina Usher (foreword by)

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9781847979858 | Crowood Pr, April 1, 2016, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Legendary fencing instructor Maitre Bac H.

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Product Description: Rapier fencing and duelling during the 16th and 17th centuries was dominated by the Italian masters, whose systems of sword fighting became increasingly sophisticated. Breaking away from this trend, Nicoletto Giganti developed something different: a frugal system of fencing that cut to the core of what a swordfight was and how to win it...read more

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9781927537077 | Lightning Source Inc, July 15, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Rapier fencing and duelling during the 16th and 17th centuries was dominated by the Italian masters, whose systems of sword fighting became increasingly sophisticated.

Hidden Essence of the Martial Arts and the Spirit of the SamuraiJapanese history is replete with great sword masters. Legendary figures such as Koizumi Isenokami, Tsukahara Bokuden, Yagyu Munenori, Miyamoto Musashi, and Ito Ittosai have been revered as deities for countless years, forged into the history of Japan's martial arts. But there were also many lesser known samurai who carried the spirit of Bushido, Tirelessly devoting themselves to Japan's martial traditions and mastering their many fighting forms. Japan's rich legacy of swordsmanship has been passed on through these generations of samurai, who developed many techniques using the long sword, short sword, and Ninja sword, among others.In this book, Masaaki Hatsumi, the most renonwned Budo and Ninja grandmaster in the world, explores the venerable history of Japanese sword fighting, sharing with the reader his reflections on the hidden essence of this revered martial art. He covers a variety of classical techniques including Ninja kenpo, Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, as well as two-sword techniques. Drawing on his deep knowledge, the author demonstrates advenced, practical applications of the art, using the stick, spear, naginata, and kusarigama. More mysterious, secret techniques are also discussed, including those involving armor, and the variety of renowned mutodori (no-sword) forms-the ultimate martial skill of the samurai. Works of calligraphy by famous samurai masters, such as Asari Matashichiro and Yamaoka Tesshu, accompany the descriptions, as well as important historical scrolls and an array of lavish illustrations that help demonstrate the grace and beauty of Japanese sword fighting.After his highly acclaimed works The Way of the Ninja and Advanced Stick Fighting, Masaaki Hatsumi continues to pursue his life's ambition of fostering and spreading Budo throughout the world, with this definitive book on the art of Japanese sword fighting. Within his technical descriptions and musings on the history of Bushido, Hatsumi's philosophy of promoting a world of peace and tolerance is ever present, as is his firm belief in the universality of Budo, espoused in his own words: ". . . if the seed of Japan's Budo is planted anywhere in the world, it will continue to grow and flourish."
By Kyuzo Akashi (photographer), Bruce Appleby (trans), Masaaki Hatsumi, Minoru Hirata (photographer) and Doug Wilson (trans)

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9781568364612 | Reprint edition (Kodansha Amer Inc, November 9, 2012), cover price $35.00
9784770021984 | Kodansha Amer Inc, February 10, 2006, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Hidden Essence of the Martial Arts and the Spirit of the SamuraiJapanese history is replete with great sword masters.

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Product Description: Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout Europe. Illustrated with 43 striking plates, this book gives a very real flavor of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of the rapier...read more
By Jeanette Acosta-Martinez (trans), Jared Kirby (editor) and Ramon Martinez (trans)

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9780230341197 | Reprint edition (Palgrave Macmillan, July 17, 2012), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout Europe.

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Product Description: Covers fencing techniques in a logical progression, from the absolute beginner to the advanced competition fencer Fully illustrated with photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions, and competition situations, this step-by-step guide is perfect for newcomers learning the fundamentals, advanced practitioners, or coaches...read more

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9781847973054 | Crowood Pr, June 1, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Covers fencing techniques in a logical progression, from the absolute beginner to the advanced competition fencer Fully illustrated with photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions, and competition situations, this step-by-step guide is perfect for newcomers learning the fundamentals, advanced practitioners, or coaches.

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Product Description: Debunking the sport’s rumored reputation of being outdated, this newly revised edition explores the ancient yet powerfully rich and entertaining art of fencing. Covering Olympic-style foil, epee, and saber methods, this comprehensive guide also features tips on safety, etiquette, and technique...read more

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9781884654770 | 2 edition (Tracks Pub, October 1, 2010), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Debunking the sport’s rumored reputation of being outdated, this newly revised edition explores the ancient yet powerfully rich and entertaining art of fencing.

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Product Description: The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date fencing-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide...read more

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9781932549607 | 2 edition (Price World Enterprises, July 1, 2009), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date fencing-specific training guide in the world today.
9781932549089 | Price World Enterprises, June 1, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date fencing-specific training guide in the world today.

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Product Description: Written in 1573 by fencing master Henry de Sainct-Didier, this is believed to be the first French sword manual ever written. Noting that he "lived his whole life learning to fight with the single sword," de Sainct-Didier says that his reason for writing this book was to "further serve his king...read more
By Devin Wilson (trans)

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9781581607048 | Paladin Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Written in 1573 by fencing master Henry de Sainct-Didier, this is believed to be the first French sword manual ever written.

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Product Description: Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime...read more

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9780756538668 | Compass Point Books, July 15, 2008, cover price $26.65 | About this edition: Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books.

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Product Description: This book teaches and illustrates the rules of fencing as well as entertains the reader by bringing her into the world of a 14 year old fencer. Written primarily for female athletes between the ages of 12 and 15, En Garde! takes a girl through the steps to becoming a beginning fencer...read more

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9781930546899, titled "En Garde!: A Girl's Introduction to the World of Fencing" | Wish Pub, June 1, 2008, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: This book teaches and illustrates the rules of fencing as well as entertains the reader by bringing her into the world of a 14 year old fencer.

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Providing an introduction to fencing, this book features illustrations and photographs of professionals in action. This book includes information on equipment and clothing, basic movements, scoring, skills, and variations.

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9780713683752 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, October 5, 2007, cover price $12.25 | About this edition: Providing an introduction to fencing, this book features illustrations and photographs of professionals in action.

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Product Description: Youth Fencing learning and instructional handbook for kids, parents and coaches. Many drills and exercises to help young kids get ready to fence. Lots of pictures to help illustrate how to master the necessary skills to be a successful fencer.

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9780977281749 | 1 edition (Jacobob Pr Llc, August 28, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Youth Fencing learning and instructional handbook for kids, parents and coaches.

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Product Description: Guy Windsor, acclaimed author of The Swordsmans' Companion, has at long last penned his work relating to the Italian Rapier based on the work of Capo Ferro. Designed as a practical training manual, the book contains more than 400 illustrations and step-by-step photographs accompanying clear, easy-to-follow text...read more

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9781891448324 | Chivalry Bookshelf, October 30, 2006, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Guy Windsor, acclaimed author of The Swordsmans' Companion, has at long last penned his work relating to the Italian Rapier based on the work of Capo Ferro.

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Product Description: This volume is a comprehensive teaching and reference guide to fencing's most important training theories and their applications. "The Complete Guide to Fencing" is a unique collaboration between internationally renowned sports training scientists - and some of the world's most successful fencing trainers...read more
By Berndt Barth (editor) and Emil Beck (editor)

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9781841261911 | 1 edition (Meyer & Meyer Verlag, September 30, 2006), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This volume is a comprehensive teaching and reference guide to fencing's most important training theories and their applications.

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By Paul Gallico (foreword by) and Aldo Nadi

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9780486443751 | Dover Pubns, August 23, 2005, cover price $13.95

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Product Description: Prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics, few Canadians - outside fencing circles - knew very much about Sherraine MacKay, but as the countdown to those games began, her name became more and more familiar, and while the world of fencing had been, up to that time, an esoteric sport at best, it too was suddenly thrust into the limelight...read more

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9781550419825 | Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd, September 2, 2005, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics, few Canadians - outside fencing circles - knew very much about Sherraine MacKay, but as the countdown to those games began, her name became more and more familiar, and while the world of fencing had been, up to that time, an esoteric sport at best, it too was suddenly thrust into the limelight.

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Product Description: This sixth edition continues to be directed to beginning and intermediate fencing class students and to their teachers as well as to any reader interested in learning how to fence. While many changes have been made, the book retains its unique presentation of the basic foil skills in an orderly progression...read more

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9780757516801 | 6 edition (Kendall Hunt Pub Co, January 1, 2005), cover price $26.70 | About this edition: This sixth edition continues to be directed to beginning and intermediate fencing class students and to their teachers as well as to any reader interested in learning how to fence.
9780787291853 | 5th edition (Kendall Hunt Pub Co, March 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Book by Simonian, Charles
9780787202606 | 4th edition (Kendall Hunt Pub Co, June 1, 1995), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Book by SIMONIAN CHARLES
9780840360366 | 3rd edition (Kendall Hunt Pub Co, June 1, 1990), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Book by Simonian, Charles

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A vivid history of swordfighting ranges from ancient times to the present day, profiling such great swordsfighters as Ignatius Loyola, Napoleon, Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, Harry Truman, George Patton, Errol Flynn, and Basil Rathbone while exploring the cultural and social implications of fencing. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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9780375504174 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, November 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A history of sword fighting ranges from ancient times to the present-day, profiling great swordsmen and exploring the cultural and social implications of fencing.

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9780812969665 | Reprint edition (Modern Library, August 1, 2003), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A vivid history of swordfighting ranges from ancient times to the present day, profiling such great swordsfighters as Ignatius Loyola, Napoleon, Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, Harry Truman, George Patton, Errol Flynn, and Basil Rathbone while exploring the cultural and social implications of fencing.

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Product Description: The project of the Swordplay Symposium International (SSI), this long-anticipated anthology of articles captures not only the cutting edge of scholarship relating to study of historical fighting trea-tises and techniques, but also stands as a paean to one of the sword communities greatest lights, Ewart Oakeshott...read more

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9781891448379 | Chivalry Bookshelf, February 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The project of the Swordplay Symposium International (SSI), this long-anticipated anthology of articles captures not only the cutting edge of scholarship relating to study of historical fighting trea-tises and techniques, but also stands as a paean to one of the sword communities greatest lights, Ewart Oakeshott.

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Product Description: No sword and no historical style of swordsmanship is as romanticized as is the rapier of the Italian Renaissance. From the quarrels, brawls and duels of Shakespeare to the raucous abandon of the Three Muskateers, the rapier has long been associated with swashbuckling elegance and rugged excitement...read more

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9781891448188 | Chivalry Bookshelf, February 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: No sword and no historical style of swordsmanship is as romanticized as is the rapier of the Italian Renaissance.

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Product Description: For the first time, a color fascimile and translation will be available from this important 15th century master of late Italian Medieval swordsmanship. Master Fillipo Vadi's work, previously overlooked and underestimated by fencing scholars, presents the student of historical swordsmanship or of miltiary history a fresh, stunningly beautiful look into the mind of an Italian fencing master...read more
By Gregory Mele (trans) and Luca Porzio (trans)

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9781891448164 | Chivalry Bookshelf, January 1, 2003, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: For the first time, a color fascimile and translation will be available from this important 15th century master of late Italian Medieval swordsmanship.

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