Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Historical European Martial Arts (bonus documentary in extended)

quote [ The training at the club is focused on learning the hand to hand skills needed to survive on a medieval battlefield, in a formal duel or on the streets of a place and era far more dangerous and violent than our own. ]

Any SE'ers tried their hand (to hand) at Historical European Martial Arts? Link is to my local club - thinking of giving it a go. Anyone have a spare buckler I could swash with ... just to see if I like it before commiting?

Prompted in part by watching this: Back to the source - Historical European Martial Arts documentary (funded via Kickstarter).
Back to the source - Historical European Martial Arts documentary
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[by moriati@8:14amGMT]


spleen23 said @ 11:34am GMT on 27th Oct [Score:2]
two bits of advice

With a rapier or thrusting sword, draw a imaginary outline around your opponent's body and keep the point of you weapon within that outline, having a readied straight shot on them means you can spoil anything fancy they are trying to pull off with a quick jab, and quite often they will end up stepping into your point.

Practice your primary weapons with your off hand, it's good to be able to fight with both hands and you may find you have to develop a different style with your off hand.

Also, get a metal dinner plate, bolt on a metal door handle on the concave side, buckler. A rubber rim, or filing ridges into the rim if you want to be historical with help catch blades on the edge to help you push them aside.
biblebeltdrunk said @ 3:06pm GMT on 27th Oct [Score:1 Informative]
All the weapons based martial arts around me are asian based so i dont have experiance. however, i would recomend the channel skallagrim.
He's covered some of the more bizarre moves in eouropean martial arts moves like half swording with a neat scence of humor.

Half-swording - Why grabbing a sharp blade in a sword fight is not crazy

"End Him Rightly" - A bizarre tactic in a Medieval fighting manual (Gladiatoria MS KK5013)
lilmookieesquire said @ 5:39pm GMT on 27th Oct [Score:1 Informative]
thepublicone said[1] @ 10:44pm GMT on 27th Oct
Is not very often that something posted on SE also shows up on Dan Carlin's Hardcore History forum.

Well done.

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