European Martial Arts

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Starting in the eleventh century the Crusades began against the Muslim foe for hundreds of years; this set the tome for the creation of martial chapter-houses, brotherhoods and the knight ideologies that created the notion of bladed training salons where adherents refined the martial arts of the west to a very high degree. There are probably hundreds of training manuals in Latin and German yet translated from those eras. Before the advent of firearms in the common use, the blade was the choice in close combat and private instructors were abundant. monastic orders literally provided warrior muscle for the Crusades.