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New Lochac Fencing Rules
1 May 2021

Effective 1 May 2021, the Lochac Fencing Combat Rules 5.0 are in effect. All fencers, ... Read More

Request for a new KRM
27 Sep 2019

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The Challenge for the Iron Ring has been met!
24 Apr 2019

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    Fencing History

    • Anglo, S. (2000) The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe, Yale University Press, London, UK
    • Baldick, R. (1965) The Duel: A History of Duelling, Clapham & Hall, London, UK
    • Hutton, Capt. A. (1892) Old Sword Play, London
    • Hutton, Capt. A. (2003) The Sword and the Centuries, Greenhill Books, London, UK (originally published 1895)

    Fencing Manuals Facsimiles & Translations

    • Forgeng, Jeffrey (2003) The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship, Chivalry Bookshelf
    • Greer, John Michael (2006) Academy of the Sword, Girard Thibault d'Anvers, Chivalry Bookshelf
    • Leoni, Tommaso (2005) The Art of Dueling - Salvator Fabris' rapier fencing treatise of 1606, Chivalry Bookshelf
    • Leoni, Tom (2009) Fiore de' Liberi's Fior di Battaglia: MS Getty Ludwig XV 13, Italian Swordsmanshio Treatise, Lulu Press
    • Leoni, Tom (2010) Venetian Rapier - The School, or Salle - Nicoletto Giganti's 1606 Rapier Fencing Curriculum, Freelance Academy Press, Wheaton
    • Leoni, Tom (2010) The Complete Renaissance Swordsman Antonio Manciolino’s Opera Nova (1531) Freelance Academy Press, Wheaton
    • Mele, Greg (2011) In the Service of Mars Proceedings from the Western Martial Arts Workshop 1999–2009, Volume I Freelance Academy Press, Wheaton
    • Mondschein, Ken (2009) Fencing: A Renaissance Treatise by Camilla Agrippa, Italica Press, New York
    • Porzio, Luca & Mele, Greg (2002) Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi (1470) Chivalry Bookshelf
    • Rector, Mark (2000) Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat Green Hill Books
    • Swetnam, J. (1617) The Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence, Nicholas Okes, London, UK
    • Thomas, Nick S. (2007) Rapier the Art and Use of Fencing - Great Simulation of the Art and Use of Fencing by Ridolfo Capo Ferro, Sword Works, U.K.

    Fencing Manual Interpretations

    • Thomas, Michael G. (2008) Fighting Man's Guide to German Longsword Combat, Lulu Press
    • Tobler, Christian Henry (2010) In Saint George's Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts, Freelance Academy Press
    • Wagner, Paul & Hand, Steven (2003) Medieval Sword and Shield, Chivalry Bookshelf
    • Windsor, Guy (2006) Duellists Companion: A training manual for 17th century Italian rapier Chivalry Bookshelf

    Period Society & Culture

    • Girard, D. A. (1997) Actors on Guard: A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen, Routledge, London, UK
    • Machiavelli, N. (1981) The Prince, Penguin Classics Series, Penguin Books, London, UK
    • Musashi, M. (1974) A Book of Five Rings, The Overlook Press, New York, USA
    • Sun Tzu (1998) The Illustrated Art of War, Shambhala Publications Inc, London, UK
    • Turnbull, S. R. (2001) The Book of the Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan, PRC Publishing Inc, London, UK
    • Walker, H. L. (2002) Rapier Combat: A Social History, Honours Thesis, University of Queensland

    Swords & Armour

    • Akehurst, R. (1969) Antique Weapons for Pleasure and Investment, Arco Publishing Company Inc, New York, USA
    • Coe, M. D. ( (1996) Swords and Hilt Weapons, Prion Books Ltd, London, UK
    • Edge, D. and Paddock, J. M. (1996) Arms & Armour of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages, Saturn Books Ltd, London, UK
    • Norman, V. (1964) Arms and Armour, Weidenfield and Nicolson Ltd, London, UK
    • Robards, B. (1997) The Medieval Knight at War, Tiger Books International PLC, Twickenham, UK
    • Valentine, E. (1968) Rapiers: An Illustrated Reference Guide to the Rapiers of the 16th and 17th Centuries, and their Companions, Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, USA
    Last updated on 12 Aug 2012, 11:23:55.