The Fighting Man's Guide to German Long Sword Combat is a no-nonsense training resource for this effective fighting art. The manual used state-of-the-art computer generated models to illustrate each technique and is packed with the latest information on the weapons, techniques and manuscripts now available to western martial artists, historians, fencers and re-enactors. This book is based primarily on the work of Ringeck plus additional material by Meyer, Dobringer and Talhoffer where appropriate.
Michael G. Thomas is a science fiction and horror novelist from the United Kingdom. His best-selling Star Crusades series has sold in excess of one hundred thousand copies and continues to draw in new fans every month. As well as a strong interest in science fiction, Michael also writes horror fiction including the popular Zombie Dawn trilogy, co-written with his brother, Nick S. Thomas. As well as a prolific writer, Michael is also a well-known historical martial artist. He is the co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Historical Fencing that teaches traditional armed and unarmed European martial arts. His specialist subject areas are teaching the use of the medieval two-handed longsword and the German long knife.
His academic background is as varied as his writing with his first degree in Computing and advanced degrees in Classical Studies and also Machine Learning & Adaptive Computing. He has studied in Newport, Bristol and Bath and is a qualified secondary school teacher. In recent years he has undertaken substantial research in the fields of artificial intelligence as well as Greek and Byzantine military history.
Michael may be contacted via his publisher, Swordworks Books or through his official blog:
Official blog: http://star-crusader.blogspot.com/
Bio courtesy of Swordworks Books