Announcing the publication of Hugh Knight's newest book, The Longsword Training Guide, now available on Lulu.com: HERE
Mr. Knight's previous book, The Knightly Art of the Longsword, taught the techniques of historical German swordsmanship, but just learning techniques is not enough if you want to understand how to actually use the system.
The Longsword Training Guide picks up where that previous one left off, taking those techniques and putting them into realistic context by combining them into drills and partner exercises intended to teach the reader how to use the art as Master Liechtenauer intended. It is almost 300 pages in length, stuffed with hundreds of detailed photographs showing every step of the forms and drills being taught.
As a special feature, the book is being released in a spiral binding designed to allow the book to be laid flat for easier use during training sessions.
The Longsword Training Guide is intended to be used in close conjunction with The Knightly Art of the Longsword. The author recommends buying them together since the new book does not contain detailed instruction for most of the techniques themselves. It can be purchased HERE.
Note: I need to tell people who are considering buying this book that Lulu.com has changed their printing process, and the pictures came out very dark, even though the photographs I used were good (the cover photo is a perfect example). I have shown the book to people and they all agreed you can make out the techniques easily in spite of this, but I wanted to be honest about it. I am becoming very disappointed with Lulu.com, but in spite of this flaw I believe the book will be of great interest and highly useful to anyone who wants to understand Master Liechtenauer's art.