OT-New WMA Book Available on Pollaxe Combat by Sir Count Rhys
- Greetings All,
I am very pleased to announce the publication of the third book in the die Schlachtschule armored combat series entitled "The Play of the Axe: Medieval Pollaxe Combat" by Hugh T. Knight, Jr.
This book is intended to introduce the reader to authentic medieval pollaxe techniques as taught by medieval fighting masters. Consisting of more than 200 pages with more than 380 photographs, the book begins with a general introduction about medieval fight books and the nature of armored pollaxe combat, and follows with a chapter dedicated to the strategic principles of medieval combat as they apply to the pollaxe. The author then gives a detailed chapter on how to train, including information about finding a teacher, training without one, and the equipment necessary for training. Next, the book goes on to explore detailed pollaxe techniques, starting with fundamentals such as stance, footwork and guards, and moving logically through techniques to be used in a wide variety of situations in pollaxe combat. Finally, it ends with an appendix containing instructions for creating drills to use with any of the techniques in the book, rules for free play in armor designed to recreate real combat, and a detailed glossary. It is available in both a perfect-bound edition and a spiral-bound edition designed to lay flat and open for use at practices.
This book will be of interest to anyone with an interest in knighthood, medieval combat, history or martial arts in general.
"The Play of the Axe: Medieval Pollaxe Combat" has been published through Lulu.com and is only available for internet purchase at this time: