Sword and Shield

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For centuries, unarmoured combat with the sword and a small shield, or buckler, was one of the most wide spread martial arts of medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Based on medieval treatises and years of martial arts practice, Roland Warzecha and Tobias Wenzel offer an introduction to this fascinating fighting art. Step by step, the viewer will be guided through fundamental basics, such as body mechanics, tactics and fencing theory. The underlying concepts of historical technique are demonstrated and explained in detail.

An ideal starting point for your personal training with sword and buckler withuseful insights and cutting edge research for the seasoned practitioner of Western Martial Arts.


  • Chapter 1: Anatomical and Physical Basics - Pressure, Strength & Weakness - Reach - Cutting technique & Posture;
  • Chapter 2: Martial Basics: Wards, Actions, Tactics - Second Ward from MS I.33: "Right Shoulder" - Excursus: Distance and Tempo - Follow-Up Actions from the Bind - Third Ward from MS I.33: "Left Shoulder" - Sixth Ward from MS I.33: "At the Chest" - The First Ward from MS I.33: "Underarm" - Reflections on Tactics;
  • Chapter 3: Appendix - Appropriate Equipment - Freeplay.


Roland Warzecha
Education in escrima-based UCC. WMA since 2003. Founder member of "Hammaborg - Historischer Schwertkampf e.V.". HEMAC (2007) and CFAA (2011).

Tobias Wenzel
Instructor for sword & shield and pollaxe at "Hammaborg - Historischer Schwertkampf e.V.". HEMAC (2008).

Running Time: approx. 85 minutes
Format: NTSC 16:9 (English)
Region: Region 0 (codefree)
ISBN: 978-3-9316164-7-2
Published by Agilitas.tv

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