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    Re: Variations With Age

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    He's basically covering some of the same Principles that George Silver wrote about in Paradoxes Of Defence, 1598 - It was true back then, it's true today!
    Thanks, I've never heard of that, I'll have a look at it though

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    Re: Variations With Age

    Quote Originally Posted by WhitherMoon View Post
    Thanks, I've never heard of that, I'll have a look at it though
    He actually has two - "Paradoxes Of Defence" and later "Brief Instructions On My Paradoxes Of Defence".
    A lot of it hinges around weapons, especially sword and staff, with a strong admonition of Rapier users, but the Principles apply to just about every conceivable form of melee combat.

    A number of decent modern authors reference his works, along with a few others' works like Zach Wylde and Daniel Mendoza.

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    Re: Variations With Age

    I found a PDF of "Paradoxes Of Defence" and it's written in weird old English, with a cross bar less f used for s. Strange. But I'm going to give it a go anyway because I like knowing those small, but important, technical tricks.

    Interesting how it still applies "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same"

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    Re: Variations With Age

    Quote Originally Posted by WhitherMoon View Post
    I found a PDF of "Paradoxes Of Defence" and it's written in weird old English, with a cross bar less f used for s. Strange.
    I'd suggest finding a modern typed-up version, for ease of reading.

    http://www.thearma.org/Manuals/GSilver.htm#.V7SCseFZhVg
    http://www.thearma.org/Manuals/Brief...m#.V7SCsuFZhVg

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