The Windsor Method

The secret behind all great artists is how they practice.

The Windsor Method: The Principles of Solo Training is the self-help book for people who want to add years to their life and life to their years.In this refreshingly straight-forward and gentle guide, bestselling author and world-renowned historical swordsmanship instructor Dr. Guy Windsor lays out the fundamental principles behind personal development and excellence in any field.

How? By establishing a solid foundation, and a step-by-step approach to mechanics and training. This is The Windsor Method: use it to guide your practice and elevate your skills.

What do readers have to say about it?

“It’s a pleasure and a privilege to review Guy Windsor’s work on solo practice. Working from vast personal experience, understanding of multiple traditions centuries-old, and modern understanding of education, learning, and motivation, he has produced an extremely useful and approachable book on sustainable, healthy practice and its underpinnings. Starting from first principles, Guy takes you through the prerequisites for developing a practice, provides specifics to implement, then addresses barriers, all in a tone which invites and encourages. I whole-heartedly recommend this work to practitioners of any level” – Andrew Somlyo MD, Head Coach Seattle Escrima, Master Instructor Latosa Escrima, Lonin Longsword League Senior Instructor and Competition Coach.


DR. GUY WINDSOR is a world-renowned instructor and a pioneering researcher of medieval and renaissance martial arts. He has been teaching the Art of Arms full-time since founding The School of European Swordsmanship in Helsinki, Finland, in 2001.

His day job is finding and analysing historical swordsmanship treatises, figuring out the systems they represent, creating a syllabus from the treatises for his students to train with, and teaching the system to his students all over the world. Guy is the author of numerous classic books about the art of swordsmanship and has consulted on sword fighting game design and stage combat.

He developed the card game, Audatia, based on Fiore dei Liberi’s Art of Arms, his primary field of study. In 2018 Edinburgh University awarded him a PhD by Research Publications for his work recreating historical combat systems. He runs SwordSchool Online, which has over 3000 enrolled students learning historical martial arts over the internet. When not studying medieval and renaissance swordsmanship or writing books Guy can be found in his shed woodworking or spending time with his family.

To request additional review copies or an interview with Dr. Guy Windsor, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: | 403.464.6925.   

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