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The Art and Science of Sword Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide

by Joe Varady

The Art and Science of Sword Fighting takes an innovative, progressive approach to swordsmanship. Consisting of an eclectic collection of high-percentage sword fighting techniques borrowed from many diverse sources, these universal concepts can easily be applied to fighting with a wide variety of swords applicable to any style.

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SKU:
B9879
Release date: 
June 10, 2024
Paperback: 282 pages
Dimensions: 
9.25 × 7.5 × 1 in
ISBN: 9781594399879
Printing: Black and White

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SKU:
B9893
Release date: 
July 2, 2024
Hardcover: 282 pages
Dimensions: 
9.25 x 7.5 x 1 in

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SKU:
E9886
Release date: 
June 10, 2024
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10.03 MB
Printing: Color

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Release date: 
June 10, 2024
Paperback: 282 pages
Dimensions: 
9.25 × 7.5 × 1 in
ISBN: 9781594399879

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The best of both Eastern and Western sword fighting techniques

The Art and Science of Sword Fighting takes an innovative, progressive approach to swordsmanship. Consisting of an eclectic collection of high-percentage sword fighting techniques borrowed from many diverse sources, these universal concepts can easily be applied to fighting with a wide variety of swords applicable to any style.

Once you have developed your skills so you no longer have to think about them, you can focus your attention on out-witting your opponent in an exciting game of physical chess.”  Joe Varady

Streamlined and divided into nine logical stages of training, the purpose of this text is to create a formidable general practitioner, someone who is comfortable fighting with a variety of swords. This approach provides a solid foundation in the art of sword fighting, a necessity for beginners and experts alike.  

This book features

  • Nine levels of instruction, progressing from easy to expert
  • Over 600 photos with motion arrows
  • Fighting with a one-handed sword
  • Fighting with a two-handed sword
  • Construction plans for building you own training tools

Whether you are just starting out, or have been practicing sword fighting for years, this book provides important universal concepts for all levels of experience.

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About the Author

Joe Varady

Joe Varady began his formal martial arts training in 1986. Over the past three decades, he has cross trained in eastern martial arts such as karate, tae kwon do, judo, wing chun, and eskrima, as well as various western martial arts including boxing, fencing, long sword, sword and shield, pole-axe, and various methods of armored fighting. Joe is also a trained educator with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. In 2006, he became a certified Master Instructor in The Bao Way System of Self … More »