Showing posts from April, 2015

George Silver - On Temperance and dogs

"It is foolishness and endless trouble to cast a stone at every dog that barks at you. This noble science is not to cause one man to abuse another injurously but to use it in their necessities to defend them in just causes and to maintain their honor and credits" George Silver, Brief Instructions 1605

Book review: Swordfighting, for Writers, Game Designers, and Martial Artists

"This book is a collection of essays and articles, about half of which have been adapted from Guy’s successful blog, at, the rest have never been published before."

Just a quick review of this book. Firstly I should say I'm a big fan of Guy Windsor. I read his Swordsman's Companion back in the day and since then I've kept up to date with his blog. I am, at the moment, very interested in reading general thoughts on the Art of swordsmanship so when he released this I was quite excited. I also found it quite interesting how you would explain the Art concisely to a complete lay person who perhaps isn't interested in wielding a sword but just wants to understand how it works. Great stuff I thought.
Now, I don't think the book does that or that Guy was really making much of an effort with this book. It really is just a loosely strung together collection of his online ma…