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Chris HusVar




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: AEMMA The Art of the Longsword         Reply with quote

Does anyone have a copy of this they'd be willing to share? It's not available on the AEMMA site any longer. Thanks.
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Chris HusVar




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Found it... Here's the link if anyone's interested.

http://www.thedisease.net/arcana/combat/Longsword_Book_1.pdf
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Carl Goff




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Dec, 2005 1:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks interesting enough. I'll take a detailed look later.
Oh, East of sands and sunlit gulf, your blood is thin, your gods are few;
You could not break the Northern wolf and now the wolf has turned on you.
The fires that light the coasts of Spain fling shadows on the Eastern strand.
Master, your slave has come again with torch and axe in his right hand!
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Blaz Berlec




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Dec, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Notice from the AEMMA page:

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Notice: Book #1 is no longer available for download. The material was written and published almost 3 years ago, and even when published it did not reflect the current training program at the time. It was useful as a starter, however, with the research and training that has been undergoing for years, the publication reflected the level of training conducted at AEMMA only during the period between 1998 and the beginning of 2000.
Writing such material is a non-trivial task, as more is learned, and new findings are integrated into the training program not making it into the original publication. However, it was a useful starter, it was free, and AEMMA thanks the incredable 14,688 people who have downloaded the publication and the many positive comments.

We feel that at this point in time, the material is so far removed from the current approach at AEMMA's training, that it was time to "retire" the publication. AEMMA is currently working on a replacement publication which more closely resembles the training currently in practice. There is a good portion of the current training material online on this website under "Training". As of March 2004, the new material is undergoing a thorough review and editing and it is hoped that the material will be available in a similar fashion, probably with a small download fee attached, online right here.




Even outdated and free, the book was an excellent introduction to the art of medieval combat and raised a high standard for all the other (commercial) books about this topic. I'm sure the new, completely rewritten book will be comparable to the best in the field (works by Henry Tobler, Guy Windsor, David Lindholm, Peter Svard...)

I've had a pleasure of meeting the author of this book, David M. Cvet. He had a lecture about the art of medieval combat and treatises in our National Museum in Ljubljana on October 12. 2005. Instead of one hour lecture with some short demonstrations he kept on going for almost three hours, and after the lecture we dragged him into a bar (full of Scotsmen in kilts due to the football game, unfortunately) and dragged the information out of him for hours... Big Grin We felt that for a price of lecture ticket (less than half a dollar) we should get as much as we can. Wink And the reason why he visited Slovenia? Well, he visited his mother (who was present on a lecture), both his parents are Slovenian. But the lecture was in English, Slovene was never his "mother tongue" I think.

It was a great experience, and Tomaž Nabergoj, employee of the Museum in charge of High and Late Middle Ages, promised us more such lectures and more focus on medieval arms, armour and martial arts, and showed us an non functional replica of medieval sword, found in river Ljubljanica (Sempach type sword).






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