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We offer one of the best selections of HEMA related books and DVDs available for sale in the UK. Our range of books covers a wide range of subjects, from translations of historical treaties to modern training systems based on historical resources. Whether you are just starting out in HEMA or a seasoned veteran, there is sure to be a book in our collection that proves of interest. Our selection of DVDs is a great way to learn new fighting systems. We have a varied selection to choose from, so if you are interested in learning German Longsword, Sword and Buckler or fighting with the messer, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • The Noble Science, Volume 1

    The Journal for the Discerning and Gentle Practitioner, containing diverse papers on the Native European Arts and Sciences of Defence.

    Buy The Noble Science, Volume 1 with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA book retailer.

    Editor: MI. Hillyard
    Format: Paperback, 40 pages, 27.94 x 21.59 cm, B&W
    ISBN: 978-0-9564871-2-4

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    Excl. Tax: £6.99 Incl. Tax: £6.99

  • The Noble Science, Volume 2

    The Journal for the Discerning and Gentle Practitioner, containing diverse papers on the Native European Arts and Sciences of Defence.Buy Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA book retailer.

    Editor: MI. Hillyard
    Format: Paperback, 50 pages, 27.94 x 21.59 cm, B&W
    ISBN: 978-0-9564871-4-8

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  • The Art and Science of Johannes Liechtenauer’s Medieval German Longsword Grades 1 & 2

    This book will provide an opportunity to study the martial system behind the Art that is medieval German longsword, as taught by Johannes Liechtenauer in the mid 14th Century and glossed by Sigmund Ringeck the Elder (c 1502).

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    Excl. Tax: £17.99 Incl. Tax: £17.99

  • Primoris: The Rob Lovett Fiore Dei Liberi Training System

    Primoris is the first stage of a complete martial training system devised by Rob Lovett for the Fiore dei Liberi art.

    The system is intended for anyone who wishes to learn a complete martial art or develop their skills within the Fiore art itself. This first (primoris) stage of the system takes the student through martial basics, theory, mechanics and safe practice onto the fundamentals of the art via unarmed striking and grappling, dagger and single-handed sword use.

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  • Medieval Armoured Combat

    The "Gladiatoria" group of German fencing manuscripts are several editions of a treatise on armoured foot combat, specifically aimed at duel fighting. Gloriously-illustrated, and replete with substantial commentary, these works are some of the greatest achievements in the corpus of late medieval fight books. These works have both tremendous artistic merit and incalculable historical value.

    In this remarkable full colour volume, authors Dierk Hagedorn and Bartłomiej Walczak elegantly present their work on the copy of this treatise now in the Yale Center for British Art, including a reproduction of the manuscript, a full transcription, and translations into English. The work includes a foreword by Sydney Anglo which explains how the work shows a highly sophisticated pedagogical system of movement and applauds the editors for presenting the material in a clear and practical way. Additional essays discuss other aspects of the manuscript - including a tale of Dierk Hagedorn's adventures tracking down the manuscript.

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  • The Art of the Smallsword

    The smallsword developed from the rapier as a distinctly French weapon comprising a lighter, shorter and more agile blade than the rapier with a comparatively simple hilt. The smallsword did not require the elaborate lunges and large body actions of the Italian schools of fence and so a French method of fencing developed to suit; relying on an upright stance, dextrous use of the fingers to manipulate the point and emphasis given to multiple intent actions like the feint or parry-riposte to decrease the risk inherent in stop-thrusts, single-time defences and other actions which increased the chance of a double hit. This book provides access to the comprehensive original material in Girard’s smallsword manual, a solid yet diverse representation of the “Common” smallsword method of the era and its use in a range of settings and also provides insight and ideas as to how to put these words into practice with articles and essays for the interest of historical fencers, re-enactors and historians alike.

    Format: Paperback, 207 pages, 23.4 x 15.6cm, B&W
    Authors: P.J.F Girard, Kévin Côté, P Crawley

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  • A Newer, Shorter and Easier Method of Fencing

    Sir William Hope's New, Short and Easy Method of Fencing represents a system by which a gentleman of the early 18th century might learn to defend himself with those swords commonly available to him, such as the small-sword. This book presents for the modern reader a curriculum for studying Sir William's idiosyncratic, yet effective, system for fighting with that weapon. Included also are some notes on the spadroon as well as a discussion of techniques in his earlier work, The Sword-Man's Vade Mecum.

    Author: Milo Thurston
    Format: Paperback, 133 pages, 23.4 x 15.6cm, B&W
    ISBN: 978-0-9564871-6-2
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  • Major Elliot's Art of Attack and Defence

    Major William John Elliot was a Victorian British civil servant, army reservist and author on military subjects. He trained under some of the leading martial arts instructors of his day and later in life wrote this helpful little manual as a record of the styles of foil fencing, sabre, bayonet and boxing that he was taught.

    For the first time since the 19th century, this manual is here re-published, now with the addition of biographical data and an introduction to Victorian martial arts by Matt Easton.

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  • Obsesseo DVD- Art of Sword and Buckler

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  • The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Part I - DVD

    DVD- The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer I

    Learn the ancient and noble art of fighting with the long- or "hand-and-a-half" sword according to the teachings of the medieval fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer! Reconstructed from 14th - 16th c manuscripts and illuminations, the highly effective fighting techniques and principles of this elegant and deadly martial art are now available for everyone. A valuable treasure trove for everyone interested in historical swordsmanship, by respected martial artists Hans Heim and Alex Kiermayer.

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