Stick, sword and knife fighting.
I was wondering about any martial arts that would train stick, knife and sword fighting in an alive manner.
The only martial arts that I know of that focus on weapons are Kendo, as well as FMA like Kali and Escrima.
I've seen a few of the Dog Brothers videos and it looks like stacks of fun and definitely is alive, but it doesn't seem like they are an organisation actively involved in training the arts they practise.
What's the deal with them, is it more like they just have gatherings for people who find their weapons training elsewhere looking to test their mettle?
How would one go about finding a respectable gym for alive weapons training? I mean, for unarmed combat sports there's Judo, BJJ, MT and the like, but what about other stuff?
Thanks. If it helps, I'm from Melbourne, Australia.
From a quick google, this is the best looking Kendo site.
And here's a Kali one
But I'm not sure what to look for in places like this.
Thanks in advance.