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 Raw DVD Footage
These four are each 60-90 minutes of
instruction with Allen Reed, without editing.  The camera was set up by one of the participants, so the action may wander in and out of the frame occasionally.  Outdoor sound quality may be less than optimal.  Good content, though! 

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Cunningham's "Cane as a Weapon"

Swetnam's Rapier and Dagger

Introduction to Silver's Single Sword

Ambushed!  Under Sudden Attack with a Big Knife!

Professionally Edited DVDs

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Dancing with Swords: A Workout Video 
You loved our homemade xerocopied version in the plain brown envelope.  You eagerly downloaded all 11 pages of the.PDF version!  Now for the modern age, a live-action realization of Allen Reed's adaptation of Martin "Farmer" Burns' workout set for sword practitioners. No matter which art is yours -- longsword, saber, epee, kendo, or other Oriental blade -- we think you'll enjoy this set.   This hour-long DVD also includes a breathing set, a historical sword moves set, and a cool-down set.  Copyright 2010. 

3/25/2011:  For a limited time, buy this DVD and get the print ""DWS" detailed below FREE!  Includes another
workout series, 3 sets of drills,  a glossary
of fencing terms, and 2 WMA historical articles.

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Introductory Bartitsu:
The first mixed martial art combines English boxing, French savate and walking-cane, and Ju-jutsu from Japan.  Compiled by the late-Victorian William Barton-Wright (hence BART-itsu), Bartitsu is subtly mentioned (or misspelled) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes escaped that dastardly Moriarty with a move he'd learned from "baritsu".  Bartitsu is also the perfect martial art for the Steampunk crowd....  Roughly 90 minutes of period warm-up sets pioneered by "Farmer" Burns and Bartitsu techniques taught by
Allen Reed. Copyright 2008

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Introductory Bowie Knife:  Allen Reed
expounds on his theory of how early 19th-century fighters might have flourished their big knives.  Over an hour of techniques and Bowie lore. Featuring Patrick Bailey, Carlos Monzon, Geordon Van Tassle, and
Christine Vail. 
Copyright 2008
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Women's Street Combat: Predator
Defense and Rape Prevention
 60 minutes of mean-streets defense tips and techniques by Kimber Johnson. 
Paladin Press UPC 80596605793
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BARTITSU: the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes
This is Tony Wolf's 54-minute DVD -- appropriate for all geographical regions. ASIN 0982591160

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Dancing with Swords... and more articles by Allen Reed 
-- Version 0.1 May 2005
(54 pp., 3-hole punch)

2 workout series, 3 sets of drills,  a glossary of fencing terms, and 2 WMA historical articles. Sure, there'll be more in future updates, but not at this price -- the cost of copies!

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New Lower Price!
SCA Known World Academy Of
the Rapier 2001, Program Book,
ed. by
Andrea Dubnick.
(100pp; limited edition will not be reprinted)

20 articles on swordplay and non-combative Renaissance topics by SCA authors. 



"Men fight with swords, so they can see each others' eyes," a sentiment we have always attributed to Daniel Dravot -- The Man Who Would Be King -- although ye'll not be finding it in Mr Kipling's story.  Alas for him, we say! And of course it goes wi'out saying the same for women who fight with swords.
1/6/12 Sizes available: 7XL, 1L

 ... "When this is not possible, they use bows!" Circumstances so often extenuate themselves, do they not?
...We would be Remiss were we not to mention that these designs and the ones immediately below were done by Merril Miller, now anachronistically known as Her Excellency Nadezda ZeZastrisl, Baroness Ayreton.
$15 each, ships free to US
"Men fight with rapiers so they can see each others' eyes....
a variant for those not of Geo Silver's persuasion.
1/6/12 Sizes available:  1XXL, 2XL, 1L
..."when this is not possible, they use Muskets!"

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For the Spear-Fighters among us: "Reach Out and Touch Someone" featuring a doughty Viking lad.  Art by a college friend of an old friend... we'll get his name in here presently.

$8 each, ships free to US

1/6/12 Sizes available:
Cream 1L
...and for the Archers, Mr SparPro sports this one:  "Long Distance is the Next Best Thing to Being There" by the same artist as above.

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1/6/12 Sizes available:  2XXL,
  Rapier Combat an Elizabethan-era gentleman needs no funny text to make his .. ahem! point. Design by a former co-worker of Allen, whose name we will presently retrieve.

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1/6/12 Sizes available:
Teal (shown) 10L, 2XL
Gray 4L 8XL   Cream 2L
Light Blue  1 XXL
We always thought a cool Ninja design on a bright shirt was funny; don't you? Available in blazing red or brilliant goldenrod. Also available in gray. Mr SparPro's posture is bad here -- the design is printed correctly. I believe this design was bought at an SF con a number of years ago.

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1/6/12 Sizes available:
Goldenrod 4L 3XL
Gray 4XL  1L   Red 2XL 1L
Death From The Past  It is what it is... original art by Dan Twitty, anachronistically known as Lord Daniel Eyesham of Tweed, currently of parts unknown to us, but resident of Chicago back in the day.
VERY FEW left larger than Medium... but good news:  get a Small or Medium FREE with any other shirt!

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1/6/12 Sizes available: 1L known.

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