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Stav – The Fighting Art of Northern Europe

Twenty years ago I published a small book called Stav, the Fighting System of Northern Europe. Apart from some booklets this is, to the best of my knowledge, the only book on Stav which has yet been published.

The book covered Stav as a martial art as we were practising it at the time including:

  • An introduction to Stav
  • The Stances
  • The Principles
  • The weapons, axe, sax and cugel
  • How to train in Stav
  • There are also fifty illustrations, both photographs (in which we look alarmingly young) and line drawings.

    This book has sold quite steadily over the years but I still have a couple of hundred copies left and it would be nice to sell them before I finish writing a new one. I realise that sixteen years is a long time so I have written a sixteen page supplement to go with the original book.

    The supplement covers:

  • How I met Ivar
  • How the book came to be written
  • What has changed and what has remained the same in the past sixteen years.
  • The supplement also describes aspects of Stav training that have only come into use since the book was published such as.

  • The longsword
  • The staff exercises
  • The nine guards with staff and spear
  • Developments in self–defence training
  • If you already own a copy of Stav the Fighting System of Northern Europe and I have a record of your details then I wil have sent you a PDF of the Supplement if I possibly can. But I have been selling them for a long time so if I haven't contacted you then please email me and I will happily send you a copy. Even if you don't own a copy of the book but would like a copy of the supplement then ask anyway, I really don't mind, you will probably want to buy the book once you have read it.

    Stav the Fighting System of Northern Europe, together with the sixteen page Supplement, is £8.99 in the UK and £12.49 if you are ordering from outside of the UK. This price includes postage and packing. You may order using the Pay Pal Button below or you may prefer to see the rest of our available literature at the same time here.

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