Fighting with the Quarterstaff By David Lindholm Chivalry Bookshelf ISBN: pp. “This book is a result of an interest that I have had for a. The short staff [ie. quarterstaff] or half pike, forest bill, partisan, or glaive, For the purposes of combat these weapons were interchangeable. Medieval Weapons; Quarterstaff; Quarterstaff Weapon Definition; Quarterstaff Weapon Fighting Techniques. QuarterStaff Weapon Images, History, Facts.

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The spear tip would probably get in the way and unbalance the staff, and the staff would have no point to use as a spear. To nominate someone else as a Quality Contributor, message the mods. Punishments for murders were much more severe than for manslaughter, and since thrusting was far more dangerous to tue opponent than a controlled cut, use of the thrust might argue that your intentions were murderous.

Quarterstaff – Wikipedia

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To add on what he means by “perfect length”, in the Paradoxes of Defence quarterztaff states that. No use of the ARMA name or emblem is permitted without authorization. Thu 10 Mar, 1: But note that if you’re using a spear, and the opponent moves in very close, you use the spear like a staff – you swing and hit, using both ends.

Fighfing with the Quarterstaff: He doesn’t seem to be completely alone on his rapier opinion though, at least as a battlefield weapon. Preview — Fighting with the Quarterstaff by David Lindholm. Gris Flores marked it as to-read Nov 17, Quarterstaff Weapon Fighting Techniques.


In ballads and tales of the famed yeoman, the quarterstaff is often mentioned. Page 1 of 1. Log in or sign up in seconds. Given its composition of wood, it was very cheap to produce and was traditionally associated with lower classes. When confronted with an armoured enemy, quarterstaff proved of little use even with the iron-pointed edges.

Silver, [7] Swetnam, [5] and Wylde [8] all agreed that the staff was among the best, if not the very best, of all hand weapons. To ask other readers questions about Fighting with the Quarterstaff wigh, please sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Drawing from the historical record, Mr.

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. There are lots of fun wooden clubs, which can work quite well with a shield: I found it reproduced in Google Booksalthough being written in early 17th Century style, it may not be the easiest to follow.

Curtis marked it as to-read Oct 02, No JokesAnecdotesClutteror other Digressions. The quarterstaff, as a weapon, could be used in fighting in many different ways. Here is another attempt at modernizing the languagewhich I think is a little clearer than the other link I posted.

It is interesting though that he claims the halberd is only 5 or 6 feet long.

This was because a quarterstaff was easy to make and could be customised quarterstwff design, length and wood-type depending upon qharterstaff intended use, height and taste of the person who wished to use it. It is a solid contribution to the growing field of Western martial arts. Surveying the whole of historical record, David Lindholm, a long-time martial arts instrutor and University lecturer, presents a practical guide for combat with the quarterstaff. I know a really easy way out would just have the spearhead be a regularly detachable thing, but I think that that would just be too easy.


Fighting with the Quarterstaff: A Modern Study of Renaissance Technique

There’s hardly any reason not to put a sharp point on a staff, assuming it’s for lethal combat. If so, where, when, and how? To hope’s end I rode and to heart’s breaking: The same circling round of the back leg was applied to parries also. It soon came to be used extensively quarterstacf gladiatorial prize-fighting in England.

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Medieval Quarterstaff Weapon

A Quarterstaff weapon was mostly used in sport or civilian-defence. For an example of spear-like staff, see: This is a standard topic. Robert marked it as to-read Sep 28, Alice Gabrielsen marked it as to-read Jun 10, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September Articles lacking in-text citations from April All articles lacking in-text citations Articles needing quarterstaft references from July All articles needing additional references.

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