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The Arte of Defence: An Introduction to the Rapier

The Arte of Defence: An Introduction to the Rapier

by William E Wilson
     
 
The rapier has been immortalized over the centuries and no more-so than today on stage and in film. Princess Bride, the Three Musketeers, and other films have brought this sword to life. Today, stage combatants, fencers, and re-enactors study the world of the rapier.

William E. Wilson the founder of the Tattershall School of Defence brings the history and use of

Overview

The rapier has been immortalized over the centuries and no more-so than today on stage and in film. Princess Bride, the Three Musketeers, and other films have brought this sword to life. Today, stage combatants, fencers, and re-enactors study the world of the rapier.

William E. Wilson the founder of the Tattershall School of Defence brings the history and use of the rapier to life in this manual. He dispels many misconceptions about the weapon, discusses its history, and also its purpose and use.

The theory and practice of many of the historical masters such as Capoferro, Fabris, Marozzo and others are distilled into a set of lessons, drills and theory simple enough for the beginner to follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484079119
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/08/2013
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

William Wilson is the advisor and primary instructor for the Fencing Club at Northern Arizona University and teaches introductory foil fencing in the PES department. Mr. Wilson began fencing in 1974 under the tuteledge of Instructor Silverberg at the State University College at Buffalo New York and Master Bella of Hamilton, Ontario. He received his Masters of the Arts from Northern Arizona University in Anthropology in 1984.

Mr Wilson has trained actor combatants and choreographed for Theatrikos Theater, the Flagstaff Light Opera Company and NAU in Flagstaff Arizona. He is a former member of the Society of American Fight Directors.

In the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international living history organization, Mr. Wilson is the Premiere of the Order of the White Scarf which is the highest award for fencing expertise in the Atenveldt (Arizona) chapter of the SCA. Mr. Wilson has taught classes on rapier and other weapon forms throughout the US and internationally. Mr. Wilson works as an applied Anthropologist and a fencing instructor at Northern Arizona University.

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