Cites his sources and integrates them beautifully into his work but never fails to credit them But most importantly he motivates the reader to better themselves His words are about swordsmanship but have much farther reaching applications I cannot recommend this work strongly enough for anyone who wishes to forge a path to bettering themselves This was free and as I m learning how to swordfight I figured it would be helpful It was pretty short but had some helpful advice about working on your state of mind than sword related content Guy Windsor has done a great job discussing the philosophical and practical ideas behind training in SwordsmanshipSome great thoughts and ideas in this book and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in HEMA. Run a Diagnostic7 Distinguish between nowledge and skillThis essential short guide describes each principle and gives exercises for developing your ability to apply each of themFollow these for maximum effectiveness in your art work and li.
I have to say that I am glad this book was free The writing style is very amateurish with consistent misspelled words run on sentences incomplete sentences and poor vocabulary The principles themselves weren t covered very well and the author seemed to have insufficient nowledge of the topics he was attempting to present This book reads like it was written by a grade school adolescent I hate to be so critical since the book was offered at no cost but this author also has several other books on the market and this booklet undermines the authors other works A fantastic introduction to HEMA practices Well organized Simple to understand at any experience level Highly recommended Guy Windsor is a brilliant teacher and this is just the tip of the iceberg if you re int. This instalment of The Swordsmans uick Guide has been included as a chapter in the authors book The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial ArtsGuy Windsor has been training swordsmen and swordswomen for a very long time This short book
Erested in Historical European Martial Arts AAA perfect The author is very clear that this is far about the philosophy of training than it is about actual use of swords He gives a fairly extensive reading list as he progresses which is either an advertisement or an acknowledgment I m torn as to whichThe formating is off Several places he includes numbered lists all items are numbered 1Despite these facts it s a very pleasantly written book and I like the authors voice very much Very rewarding and motivating book It is a pity that I don t have my sword to put all these principles into practice easy to read condensed info This is a most useful and timely work for the HEMA Historic European Martial Arts community Mr Windsor writes in a clear and engaging style He. Istills his principles of training swordsmanship into seven ey ideas divided into three internal principles and four external principles They areInternal1 Mindfulness2 Flow3 Adopt Useful BeliefsExternal4 No Injuries5 The Pareto Principle6.