The lessons in Highland Broadsword by Christopher Scott Thompson are designed to help you learn the fundamentals of broadsword fighting, with an emphasis on developing practical skills, not on exploring the esoteric details of broadsword fencing theory. In the first part of the book, Thompson, who runs the Cateran Society Broadsword Academy in Portland, Maine, instructs you in the essentials of Highland swordsmanship, including stances, grips, footwork, and blade actions. After you have mastered these skills, you can test what you have learned with the free fencing and bouting exercises found in part two before moving on to the disarm maneuvers and advanced fighting techniques in part three.
The Highland Broadsword Book can be used as a self-study guide by groups or individuals with a training partner. While designed for the broadsword, the techniques in this manual also work with the backsword and singlestick. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the historical use of Highland weapons or in Western martial arts in general.
- Written by Christopher Scott Thompson
- Includes 112 pages
- Discusses the essentials of swordsmanship up to advanced techniques
- Features self-study guide and practice drills
- Great for martial artists, re-enactors, and stage fighters
- Length: 8.5 Inches
- Width: 5.5 Inches