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    Videos of real sword and other medieval weapon techniques(no Hollywood crap) Update 2

    Updates further down the page! Last update 20/3 - 2009


    I hope these videos will be of use for people. If you know any videos I missed, please go ahead and post them in this thread.



    Fencing with the long sword.


    Half sword


    Long sword fencing pieces after Danzig & Ringeck


    The Zornhau (Wrath Cut) and techniques that accompany it


    Twirch Ringen - hand to hand and throws


    Dagger combat


    Staff play


    Techniques with the Pollaxe


    Scythe, Sickle, Flail, Cudgel, Duelling Shield


    Medieval stage combat with historical techniques




    Some explanation of different weapons.





    I'll try and update this thread whenever I can.

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    Amazing !
    And what about the actual books/illustrations that are references in these videos ? Are those available in some form somewhere ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKertis View Post
    Amazing !
    And what about the actual books/illustrations that are references in these videos ? Are those available in some form somewhere ?
    Hm, I remember visiting a site long ago which had tons of reading of these books. I'll try and find it again for ya.

    In the meanwhile, the best I can find is lot of references to old books that's great to read at ARMA (the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts).

    http://www.thearma.org/reading.htm

    I advise you all who want to get the best out of this to look through ARMA's site, it contains HUGE amounts of usefull material.


    USEFULL: ARMA's web-documentary

    http://www.thearma.org/Videos/RMAWD.htm

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    Beautiful videos!

    May I also add that not only can an artist learn from the videos or books visually, but the experience of learning in a fencing class is paramount? You learn from the physical effects of sword combat from using epee, foil or saber and then one can transition that experience to SCA re-enactment.

    I say this because I've been studying it for several months now with the epee and it's a challenging and addictive art. It gives me a much better idea of what it's like to be dueling and the placement of foot and bladework involved without having to 'fake' it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKertis View Post
    Amazing !
    And what about the actual books/illustrations that are references in these videos ? Are those available in some form somewhere ?
    Hi, There are a lot of online volumes available through various European libraries. You just need to know how to find them...

    To get things started, here are online scans of Paulus Hector Mair's two amazing tomes of Renaissance Martial Arts.

    http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/bsb00006...ges/index.html

    http://mdz10.bib-bvb.de/~db/bsb00007...ges/index.html

    I would also suggest clicking through the various links found here on SFI.

    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=90835

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    Thanks Lord M. This is mana from heaven for me and a project I'm about to start work on.

    A good face stabbing followed by a thrust to the testicles....Age of chivalry??

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    lol that spam post about laser pointers above totally confused me there for a minute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kendall View Post
    Thanks Lord M. This is mana from heaven for me and a project I'm about to start work on.

    A good face stabbing followed by a thrust to the testicles....Age of chivalry??
    Hehe, I'm just glad to help.


    Update a bit. Found some videos showing how swords, arrows and the like really affect armour, helmets, mail, shields and so.












    And some other things:









    Bonus! Medieval gunpowder-based weapons:








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    Another quick link to a close-up of armour being put on. Great for understanding use, structure and form Having the helmet screwed on to prevent whip lash is something I didn't know happened.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7973132.stm

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    I can probably get you guys some photos of southern and northern Chinese staff, broadsword (Dao), Straight Sword (Jian), and a sort of pole arm called a Guandao. Maybe video. Depends on how my camera holds up to motion, but my Sifu would probably oblige...

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    Update!


    Ok this is actually how they fought way back, kick in the groin, very effective as you can see - and almost feel .



    The longsword slowly got replaced by the rapier by the time when guns started popping up, and by the late 1600-century they were very rare.



    "I'm going to show you the final class in sword fight. 'Distroy the inner balance of your opponent'".
    "No matter how good you are, if you lost your innter balance, you'd die..."




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