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Combat / defence skills & manuals books

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Learning to Fight Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-1918 by Aimee Fox Learning to Fight Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-1918

The first institutional examination of the British army's learning and innovation process during the First World War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Special Forces Army Operations 2018 Missions with the Most Advanced Technology by Elisabeth Stanzer Special Forces Army Operations 2018 Missions with the Most Advanced Technology

Soldiers of the Special Forces rely on stealth to complete their missions. Special Forces teams are generally organized into small, versatile groups, called Operational Detachment Alphas. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

Special Forces Army Operations 2018 Missions with the Most Advanced Technology by Elisabeth Stanzer Special Forces Army Operations 2018 Missions with the Most Advanced Technology

Soldiers of the Special Forces rely on stealth to complete their missions. Special Forces teams are generally organized into small, versatile groups, called Operational Detachment Alphas. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai by Fumiko Miyazaki, Anne Walthall Lust, Commerce, and Corruption An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai
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In 1816, an anonymous samurai produced a scathing critique of Edo society. Writing as Buyo Inshi, he expressed a profound despair with the state of the realm. Although he saw decay wherever he turned, Buyo also provided a vivid, wide-ranging...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/03/2017

Citizen's Guide to Armed Defense by Kevin R. Davis Citizen's Guide to Armed Defense


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015

Old School Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions (Expanded Edition) by Ellis Amdur Old School Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions (Expanded Edition)

Koryu, literally 'old flow from the past,' refers to Japanese martial traditions that predate the sweeping cultural changes that followed the Meiji Restoration of 1868. They generally have a very different character and tone from modern martial arts, such as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2014

'Can These Bones Come to Life?', Vol 1 Historical European Martial Arts by Ken Mondschein 'Can These Bones Come to Life?', Vol 1 Historical European Martial Arts

This volume examines the study and reconstruction of medieval and early modern fight-books and related subjects. The subjects covered range from manuscript studies to philology, from Aristotelian physics to martial musicality, from medieval textuality to women and warfare.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2014

'Can These Bones Come to Life?', Vol 2 by 'Can These Bones Come to Life?', Vol 2

Understanding the past takes more forms than historiography. Since 2005, professional and amateur scholars have come together at the annual International Medieval Congress in Western Michigan University to discuss the role re-construction, re-enactment and re-creation can play in 'breathing life...
Format: eBook - Released: 30/07/2014

Other books in this genre

Captain of the Guild Master Peter Falkner's Art of Knightly Defense by Christian Henry Tobler Captain of the Guild Master Peter Falkner's Art of Knightly Defense

In this first, printed edition of Falkner's work, a full translation and analysis, combined with a photographic reproduction of the original manuscript are included. The result is an attractive translation of a 500 year old picture-book that shows an adaptation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2013

Royal Jousts at the End of the Fourteenth Century by Steven Muhlberger Royal Jousts at the End of the Fourteenth Century

Translations in Chapters 3 and 5 courtesy Will McLean, used with permission --Title page verso.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2012

Captain of the Guild Master Peter Falkner's Art of Knightly Defense by Christian Henry Tobler Captain of the Guild Master Peter Falkner's Art of Knightly Defense

In this first, printed edition of Falkner's work, a full translation and analysis, combined with a photographic reproduction of the original manuscript are included. The result is an attractive translation of a 500 year old picture-book that shows an adaptation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2011

Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing A Practical Translation for the Modern Swordsman by Tom Leoni Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing A Practical Translation for the Modern Swordsman

Originally published: In Siena, al sopportico de Pontani: Apresso Saluestro Marchetti e Camillo Turi, 1610.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2011

Mikazuki Jujitsu Manual by Kambiz Mostofizadeh Mikazuki Jujitsu Manual

Jujitsu was the battlefield art of the Samurai who used the techniques to defend themselves when they had lost their weapon and were facing an armed opponent. But in today's environment where random violence is a certainty, the knowledge of...
Format: eBook - Released: 05/05/2011

In Saint George's Name An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts by Christian Henry Tobler In Saint George's Name An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts

As a window into the knight and his craft, In Saint George's Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts brings readers a treasure trove of historic combat treatises, musings on the culture and context of the martial arts in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2010

Combat Techniques by Chris McNab, Martin J. Dougherty Combat Techniques
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Combat techniques
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2007

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