Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Paladin Press (January 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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I have rated this book at five stars and feel it is a great companion to Mr. McLemore's earlier book. I bought his first book when it was still put out in a 3 ring binder. The drawings are again great but still require a pretty good imagination to follow through step by step. This is not a criticism since I have experienced the same difficulty deciding on photos to accurately describe training sequences in my own book "The Rhythm of One." I too tried to explain how to use the Spanish Circle and I'm not sure that this book is entirely successful at that either. This is a very difficult concept to teach without a live instructor, relying on drawings of foot placement. The concepts in this book are quite advanced and will refine the prospective knife-fighters movements. They define the use of a big knife better than any other book I have read so far. Even if you only learn one technique from this book it is money well spent. If you like big knives be sure you buy both volumes and practice what Mr. McLemore says. I'd like to offer a personal thanks to Mr. McLemore who encouraged me to finish writing my own book "The Rhythm of One" many months ago.
Advanced Bowie Techniques is Dwight McLemore's follow-on text to his outstanding 2003 book "Bowie and Big-Knife Fighting System".Advanced Bowie Techniques offers more techniques for using the Bowie (or other large knife) in combat situations. It includes advanced drills and engagement scenarios, and Mr. McLemore's concepts on effective use of the Bowie knife (which I found to be a very effective and well-developed system).Advanced Bowie Techniques is divided into five major sections:>1. The Spanish Circle>2. Engagements Sets>3. Application of Kicks>4. Putting the Bowie into Action>5. Multiple OpponentsThe book is copiously illustrated with easy to understand drawings showing how to apply the various advanced Bowie techniques. It should be noted that the skills shown in Advanced Bowie Techniques are in fact more advanced techniques that require a foundation in the basics to apply most effectively.Advanced Bowie Techniques stands on its own as an excellent reference, but is even more valuable when combined with Mr. McLemore's foundation text "Bowie and Big-Knife Fighting System".Highly Recommended - A Graduate Course in the Use of the Bowie Knife!
That well illustrates the decidedly lost art of knife fighting this is more than a martial art book but a history book of sorts as well, if you spend any time at all in the outdoors around big knives and axes and such this would be worth reading in case you ever did have to use one to defend yourself against a wild animal with just a knife, whether it walks on two legs or four :D
Dwight C. McLemore's ADVANCED BOWIE TECHNIQUES: THE FINER POINTS OF FIGHTING WITH A LARGE KNIFE provides high-quality and large-size step-by-step line drawings to accompany specific insights on bowie knife engagements. From an introductory history of James Bowie and his special knife to a basic fighting system which builds upon foundation skills and teaches more complex fighting techniques with the knife, ADVANCED BOWIE TECHNIQUES is for any who already has some familiarity with the big blade and seeks skills improvement.
A comprehensive and entertaining look at multiple attacker scenarios, finer Bowie points and creative use of the legendary blade.Utilitarian as well as more intricate instruction.Detailed and informative illustration.
I am loving mr Dwight C. McLemore's style of explaining footwork and blade control. The illustrations are amazingly detailed. I will be purchasing all books by him. They are well worth the read, and re read..
The author has a great style for expressing his thoughts on bowie combat. The drawings are out standing. Is it the ultimate knife manual? No there are many subjects that could be covered(karambits, pikal style, etc.). But as to covering large western style knife techniques it's fantastic !!
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