WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World
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WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World
Western Martial Arts and a variety of swordplay has come to modern times as a hobby and exercise regime.
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Fencing with sharp sideswords

Ilkka Hartikainen and Fabrizio Filograna practice free form fencing using sharp sideswords modeled after a typical Italian sword of the 16th century by Vladimir ...
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A Demo of Commedia dell'Arte for the Marche of Alderford

In the summer of 2005, the Marche of Alderford put on a demo of the Society for Creative Anachronism at the Canton Public Library. As part of the demo, a group ...
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Cut and Thrust: Armor and Calibration « The Weekly Warfare

Cut and Thrust: Armor and Calibration « The Weekly Warfare | WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World | Scoop.it
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Great insight on perceptions of SCA Cut and Thrust, armor and calibration creep.

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Impressions from our first attempt at rapier vs. longsword sparring - YouTube

Of course a rapier is a specialized dueling / civilian self-defense sword that is designed to be used primarily against another blade of the same type. But i...
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Triangle Sword Guild

Triangle Sword Guild

Raleigh, NC
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The Triangle Sword Guild is a nonprofit group dedicated to the research and practice of Historic European Martial Arts. Our purpose is to reconstruct and learn the martial tra...

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The Triangle Sword Guild is a nonprofit group dedicated to the research and practice of Historic European Martial Arts.
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In the Raleigh, NC area and need your fix for Historical European MA? Take a look here

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EP 37: THE WINTER QUEST f. SAMANTHA SWORDS -

EP 37: THE WINTER QUEST f. SAMANTHA SWORDS - | WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World | Scoop.it
The tomboy knights set out on their winter quest to slay a dragon and run into legendary swordsman Sir Samantha Swords, a medieval martial arts expert.
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The solo-forms of Bolognese swordsmanship from Giovanni dall'Agocchie and Achille Marozzo - YouTube

The two forms of Giovanni dall'Agocchie and the Abbattimento di Spada Sola from Achille Marozzo. The forms are first shown and then broken down, with instruc...
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Inside the World of Longsword Fighting | The New York Times - YouTube

Longsword enthusiasts are resurrecting ancient sword technique as a modern, organized sport, with timed bouts and complex rules. Produced by: Mac William Bis...
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Wide and Close Play in Armizare, the Martial Tradition of Fiore dei ...

Consequently, an ever-present bugaboo in the historical reconstruction (HEMA) segment of Western Martial arts is the need to interpret old texts, written in slightly (or very) archaic forms of modern languages, often by non-native .....
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The importance of blade contact in historical European sword fighting

This video is an introduction to the concept of binding and winding in historical European martial arts (HEMA), as shown in Medieval and Renaissance manuals. This is done with two-handed longsword ...
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Sparring with longsword, dual swords, buckler, pole hammer - 20 Sept, 2014

Another sword sparring session with various weapons: - Longsword vs. bokken - Longsword vs. longsword - Dual swords vs. pole hammer and dagger - Dual swords ...
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Offhand Positions, Sidesword & Longsword Cutting Mechanics ...

Offhand Positions, Sidesword & Longsword Cutting Mechanics ... | WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World | Scoop.it
A weekend ago I attended the HEMA gathering in Dijon, France. This is one of the oldest events in Europe and has grown from a small gathering of friends to a very large gathering of friends. This was my first time being at the event and it was ...
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Renaissance rapier training

獅心歐洲劍術俱樂部 Lionheart Historical European Swordsmanship Club.
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3 videos focusing on Capo Ferro

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Fourteen Actions Required for Destreza | A Midsummer Night’s Blog

Fourteen Actions Required for Destreza | A Midsummer Night’s Blog | WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World | Scoop.it
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Mixed weapon sparring - rapier, longsword, messer, bokken, spear & shield

Second time trying the rapier. This time we wanted to see how it goes without the buckler and in a more appropriate fencing stance. On the first attempt I basically used it like an arming sword...
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Proper Fitting Armour

Proper Fitting Armour | WMA - Swordsmanship in the Modern World | Scoop.it
Purpose            The purpose of this article is to address the question of the proper fit of armour on combatants. Proper fitting armour is one of the keys to safety of combatants.
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Some great points to armoring up for WMA play.

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Best moments from our sparring on 5 March 2015 (polehammer vs sword)

Hammer time! We had a couple of pretty intense situations, with some hefty hits and intense exchanges, as well as pretty hilarious moments. I like polearms. :) Some of the equipment used...
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Fun to watch the whole video of live fighting, but if you only have a little time, check these sections: at 1:16, the pole hammer does a nice leg sweep. At 4:00 chivalry has no place when your life is at risk

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Longsword Fencing, SCA Cut and Thrust

Longsword fencing from an SCA event called Mace and Greatsword. Which featured a longsword only tourney, using rapier cut & thrust rules. Harder cuts can be ...
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Description of Bolognese swordsmanship workshop at Swordfish 2013 - YouTube

This video shows most of the exercises that were practiced in the workshop I ran at Swordfish event in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013. The workshop presented a p...
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SdA - Fiore dei Liberi, Spada a doy man, Zogho Largo (Longsword wideplay) - YouTube

Turn subs on! This is our interpretation of "Zogho Largo" with the longsword from the MS Ludwig XV 13 "Fior di Battaglia" (Flos Duellatorum, from Getty Museu...
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The Medieval Longsword, chapter 4 - YouTube

This video covers holding the sword, centres of rotation, some basic strikes, and one pair drill; as well as some commentary on how to parry. You can buy the...
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Half-swording - Why grabbing a sharp blade in a sword fight is not crazy

This is a technique from the historical fencing manuals that may seem very odd at first. Many people say "why would you grab a sharp blade with bare hands, you're gonna cut yourself!" But with...
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Using a montante (two-handed sword) in close quarters?

The practice sword in this video is made by Purpleheart Armoury and can be found in the "Renaissance" category, under "Montanta". It has a nylon blade and steel pommel and accurate weight /...
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A point about longsword technique

Some words on how to and how not to use a longsword, followed by some playful speculation regarding a technique I came up with while fiddling about with my n...
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