About Theoretical and Applied Introduction to Swordsmanship
Philipp Müller’s original Theoretical and Applied Introduction to Swordsmanship treatise from 1847 on the subject of military sabre is translated for the first time into English. Müller was an artillery officer from Germany and a former instructor of swordsmanship for the Greek Royal Military School. He claimed to have followed the principles of swordsmanship as laid out by F.C. Christmann and G. Pfeffinger in their 1838 work Theoretical and practical instruction in cut and thrust fencing as well as the squadron cuts according to a completely new method, but he included his own modifications and improvements as well.
This treatise is one of the few of its kind in the Greek language. It is a complete work including advice on how to choose a good blade, how to defend yourself against left-handers or novices, along with instructions on footwork, guards and cuts, attacks against the blade, counter attacks, attacks in opposition, parries, defences, and more.
The original book was endorsed by King Otto of Greece, and we are proud to present this edition today.
– Original Author: Philipp Müller
– Adaption/Interpretation by: George Zacharopoulos
– Translators: George Zacharopoulos, Ilias G. Stypas
– Reproduction Editor: Keith Farrell
– Reproduction Publisher: Fallen Rook Publishing
– Date of Publication: 11th May 2017
– ISBN: 978-0-9934216-4-8
– Binding: Perfect-Bound Paperback
– Pages: 126
– Height: 17.8 cm
– Width: 22.9 cm
– Language: English
Cite this Book
Müller, Philipp; George Zacharopoulos and Ilias G. Stypas (translators). Theoretical and Applied Introduction to Swordsmanship. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, May 2017. ISBN 978-0-9934216-4-8.
Keith Farrell teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events (why not hire me to teach at your event?), and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. I teach regularly at Liverpool HEMA, and help behind the scenes with running HEMA in Glasgow at the Vanguard Centre.