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  1. Glad you both got your books in good order! I'm...

    Glad you both got your books in good order! I'm so glad that these books are staying within the SFI community!

    In other news, Tokitsu's "Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings" and Cunningham's...
  2. Here is the current list of books that are...

    Here is the current list of books that are available:


    George W. Alexander – Okinawa: Island of Karate

    R. Coltman Clephan – The Medieval Tournament

    Darrell Max Craig – Iai: The Art of...
  3. Hi all; The following have been sold: Brian...

    Hi all;

    The following have been sold:

    Brian Adams – Deadly Karate Blows: The Medical Implications
    Richard Cohen – By the Sword
    Peter Conolly – Soul of the Sword
    David Harding, ed. - Weapons:...
  4. Updated list

    Here is an updated list with the books that are still available:


    Brian Adams Deadly Karate Blows: The Medical Implications

    George W. Alexander Okinawa: Island of Karate

    R. Coltman...
  5. The following have been sold, pending payment: ...

    The following have been sold, pending payment:

    Weapons in Ancient China
    Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals
    The Secret History of the Sword
    The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe
    SPADA:...
  6. I apologize to anybody who has tried to contact...

    I apologize to anybody who has tried to contact me via PM; I must not have realized that it was set up to refuse messages from people not in my contact list. I think I've fixed that, but if anybody...
  7. For Sale: Many martial arts/military history books

    I haven't been on Sword Forum in a couple of years, but I used to be quite active. I had amassed a good collection of books, but unfortunately, as my collection of stuff grows and my available space...
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    I can't predict whether you'll decide to take the...

    I can't predict whether you'll decide to take the moderators' advice or not, but if you really must, these kama in particular are awful for any contact. I've seen them in action before. They might...
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    Update

    Well, I've been using these for a couple weeks now. While my other comments remain true, I did address in my previous post the fact that I hadn't used them enough to really evaluate performance.

    ...
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    Arms and Armour

    Arms and Armour: Traditional Weapons of India
    E. Jaiwant Paul

    Lustre Press, 2005
    ISBN 8174363408

    I know next to nothing about Indian weaponry or military history, so this review is based...
  11. Thread: Spada

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    Spada

    SPADA: Anthology of Swordsmanship, vol. 1
    Stephen Hand, ed.

    Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002
    ISBN 1891448374

    SPADA: Anthology of Swordsmanship, vol. 2
    Stephen Hand, ed.

    Chivalry Bookshelf, 2005
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    Medieval Warfare Source Book

    Medieval Warfare Source Book, vol. 1: Warfare in Western Christendom
    David Nicolle

    Brockhampton Press, 1999 (original edition, 1995)
    ISBN 1860198899

    Medieval Warfare Source Book, vol. 2:...
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    Arms and Armor Annual, vol. 1

    Arms and Armor Annual, vol. 1
    Robert Held, ed.

    Follett Publishing Company, 1973
    ISBN 0695804073

    This was ostensibly the opening issue of a series of anthologies on antique weaponry, but to my...
  14. Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour

    Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour
    David Nicolle, ed.

    Boydell Press, 2002
    ISBN 978051158723

    This is a collection of essays on (you guessed it) Medieval European arms and armor. Authors...
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    Classical Weaponry of Japan

    Classical Weaponry of Japan: Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts
    Serge Mol

    Kodansha International, 2003
    ISBN 4770029411

    This is a great little book, and I daresay a must-have for...
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    Weapons in Ancient China

    Weapons in Ancient China
    Yang Hong

    Science Press, 1992
    ISBN 1 880132 03 6

    I mentioned this in a thread over on the CMA forum and thought I'd add it to the Reference Library.

    This is one...
  17. Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals

    Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey
    Brian Kennedy, Elizabeth Guo

    North Atlantic Books, 2005
    ISBN 978-1556435577

    My brother spotted this at Borders a couple months ago...
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    In addition to the advice left by the others, I'd...

    In addition to the advice left by the others, I'd recommend hunting down a copy of "Weapons in Ancient China" by Yang Hong. It's out of print, but copies can be found in the $80-100 range,...
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    As an aside, what about jogo do pau? I don't...

    As an aside, what about jogo do pau? I don't know much about that myself, but I'd imagine it'd make for a pretty cool program. :) From what I understand, never having seen it in action, it's...
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    I think the best chance would be a show that...

    I think the best chance would be a show that touches on aspects of armed WMA, but the core of the show (that being training for the match at the end) would be the various wrestling techniques and...
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    Hey Allen, Thanks for the response. I'd...

    Hey Allen,

    Thanks for the response. I'd pretty much figured wood would still be the best choice; I just wanted to see if there were any factors that become evident as you use the rubber ones.
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    Revival Rubber Dagger

    Has anybody ever used the rubber rondel dagger offered by Revival? I have a wooden rondel, and apart from preferring to wear wrist padding to train some locks (that is, the scissors hold), I don't...
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    Cold Steel Escrima Sticks

    Hey, just thought I'd say a few words about these, in case anybody was interested in them. I got a good deal on a pair of them from e-bay (much lower than the suggested retail price, which is a...
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    Spear training

    Hey, I haven't been posting much around here, but I thought I'd start a post about spear training tools. I was wondering what people use in their sparring. I've been doing some spear work but no...
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    Lehighton, PA

    Anybody out there in this part of the wilderness? Even the Poconos or the Lehigh Valley? I'm looking for somebody to practice German longsword, or kenjutsu. Actually just about any style of...
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