There is a heady pleasure only authors know: the moment when the book you’ve been sweating blood over for the last many months or years, is finally done.
Here’s the moment captured on video for you: transferring the folder from “Writing” to “PUBLISHED!” (this is probably the least exciting video you will ever see. Unless you’re a writer. Then it might give you shivers):
This is not quite the most edited book I’ve ever written (that would be the forthcoming The Art of Swordfighting in Earnest, my re-working of Veni Vadi Vici), but it’s been through a hundred beta readers in January last year, and another hundred or so since then. Is it perfect? No. Is it as good as I can make it without releasing it into the community to see what you make of it? Yes.
Here’s what one reader had to say:
As a long time solo student of Historical Martial Arts, The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts and Guy’s other works have encouraged me to take my training to the next level. The advice in this book has helped me start a small club and provided well grounded advice for developing classes and instruction based on the author’s experience. Guy’s book also has plenty of advice which has helped me better plan out my personal training and to help me make better use of the original sources. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in HMA, particularly those in need of advice for getting started with planning a training program.
-Cameron Atkinson, Canberra.
It’s available from Gumroad now! Click on the cover…
I plan to release the paperback later in the year…
Legendary sword and buckler instructor Roland Warzecha of DIMICATOR describes this book as:
A comprehensive guide to the rewarding pursuit of historical martial arts, from choosing a source, study and research of historical manuals to developing and conducting a training program that serves your purpose best. Benefit from the experience of one of the most accomplished experts in the field. A must-read for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
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