Simple short book that instructs theatrical swordfighting techniques.
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This simple how-to manual will instruct beginners on basic body movements with a single-handed sword, and sword and shield. Stage combat basics with a sword are explained and shown with many photos of the authors demonstrating the exact moves you will learn.
Mich Shire has been practicing, studying, and teaching swordfighting for over ten years, owns three suits of complete historical replica armour, and is co-founder of Knights of the Wild Rose in Alberta, Canada, along with his brother Rob.
Co-author Rob Valentine, owner of Valentine Armouries in Canada, has been creating historically accurate armour and weapons for over 23 years. He has worn all styles of armour from the ancient world to the renaissance, and has studied all styles of weapons and swordsmanship.