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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2004 3:49 am    Post subject: Contest: Fighting with the German Longsword         Reply with quote

Win a copy of Fighting with the German Longsword by Christian Henry Tobler

Christian Tobler has donated a copy of his newest book as a prize to the members of myArmoury.com. He'll also sign the copy to the winner of the contest!


Description from the publisher:

Fighting With the German Longsword is a brilliant book, distilling the foundational concepts that underly the German system and presenting them in a logical order complete with drills and photographic support. Now, the students of German swordsmanship can build their skills in a well-organized and sensible progression of skills. As such, the book will prove useful to anyone interested in historical swordsmanship. Fighting draws from the corpus of German manuscripts, including those of Hanko Döbringer, Sigmund Ringeck, Hans Talhoffer, Paulus Kals, the von Danzig fechtbuch, Jud Lew, Hans von Speyer, and Joachim Meyer. Most of the work is based on Mr. Tobler's original translations, tempered by his experience with the system as a whole.

No look at the historical techniques would be complete without close quarters work, and Mr. Tobler is to be particularly congratulated for his distillation of the principles of the Drei Ringen or Three Wrestlings. Using this simple system, the fundamentals of the close quarters Krieg may be easily integrated. The author then extends these principles to the wrestling at the sword, in and out of armour. The sections on spear and halfswording step the combatant through an application of the principles in such a way that they can be applied to any martial system, including the study of historical swordsmanship for its own sake, for use in armoured tournaments, for stage, and for SCA/Reenactment purposes.





This book retails for around $25 US.


HOW TO ENTER:
  1. Ensure you're a registered member of myArmoury.com

  2. Go to the usergroups section of our site, view information for the Contest: The German Longsword group

  3. Click "Join Group"
That's it! You're done!


You must be joined prior to Monday, December 13th, 2004. All participants will be entered into a drawing and the winning name will be randomly selected later that same Monday.

Domestic shipping charges are included with the winning prize, but international winners will be required to pay for shipping. Christian Tobler will be responsible for sending the prize to the winner after he has personalized the book with his signature and the name of the winner.

Good luck to everyone!!



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  1. You must be a registered member of myArmoury.com
  2. myArmoury.com moderators are not eligible to win
  3. Shipping charges are included for winners located in the continental US
  4. Only one entry per household is allowed

    Please read our detailed Rules and Limitations document for complete information and our disclaimer.


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Bill Grandy
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Nov, 2004 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is an EXCELLENT book, and is to the Liechtanaur tradition what Guy Windor's Swordsman's Companion is to the Italian school of longsword. It is clear and concise, and very well researched. Christian has put together his years of studying the treatises with his practical knowledge to put together this how-to manual that is a must for anyone interested in the German Kunst des fechtens, "the art of fighting".
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Nov, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
This is an EXCELLENT book, and is to the Liechtanaur tradition what Guy Windor's Swordsman's Companion is to the Italian school of longsword. It is clear and concise, and very well researched. Christian has put together his years of studying the treatises with his practical knowledge to put together this how-to manual that is a must for anyone interested in the German Kunst des fechtens, "the art of fighting".


Sounds great! I already own and really enjoy "Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship," so I've had my eye on this one. Cool

"Rhaegar fought nobly.
Rhaegar fought valiantly.
Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004 10:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tee hee... My birthday is the 14th and the draw is the 13th... This sure would make a nice birthday present Wink
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bart Jongsma wrote:
Tee hee... My birthday is the 14th and the draw is the 13th... This sure would make a nice birthday present Wink


My birthday is the 18th, so I'm kind of in the same boat! Cool

"Rhaegar fought nobly.
Rhaegar fought valiantly.
Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Christian. This donation was kind of you.
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Martin Aubertin




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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A very nice chrismas gift for.... ME. So nice to have a chance to get a new book in a collection.
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Nov, 2004 2:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Nathan, and everybody else,

The donation is my pleasure - without the gracious support of the sword fighting, and sword enthusiast, community, my work would be nothing but an obscure curio.

You guys make it a living thing!

All the best,

Christian

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Dec, 2004 12:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thats one of the books on my wishlist for Christmas! Cool Sure would like to get that!
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Dec, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My waiting for this book is slowly becoming unbearable. Look at this:

Order Date: 2 Sep 2004

Waiting...

Waiting...

Waiting...

Delivery estimate: 5 Jan 2005 - 24 Jan 2005

And that for a book Amazon says it's available in 2 - 3 weeks. When the estimated date arrives, I simply get a notification that the dispatch is postponed for another 2 - 3 weeks.

It would be a lot quicker if I flew to USA and picked it up myself...


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2004 12:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Entry for this contest has been completed!

No new entries are allowed.

The winner will be announced this evening.


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