Posted On:11/10/2011 8:45pm
A selection of fights from the recent Swordfish seminar and tournament event in Sweden:
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Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)
Posted On:11/11/2011 1:06am
Style: bjj, sca, armored combat
Thsi is col stuff. It is good to see the variety of weapons forms. Interesting how the saber fencers kept at extreme range from each other, while the hand-and-a-half sword fighters kept on coming into grappling range. The action when one of them lost their sword was pretty exciting.
Nit-pick: With all of them wearing black, it is hard to see what they are doing, and to tell them apart.
Disappointment: I was expecting Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, and Halle Berry with swords.
Posted On:11/12/2011 12:19pm
Style: Stabbing the Face.
He's the HEMA instructor at my gym. The Maryland KDF flag is up in the background in that fight. They do a lot more longsword than saber in classes though.
Last edited by yli; 11/12/2011 12:29pm at .
Posted On:2/09/2012 2:38am
Style: HEMA, Judo, Bjj
Jake Norwood is also the President of the HEMA Alliance and all around awesome dude.
Posted On:2/09/2012 1:52pm
Style: German Longsword, HEMA
From what Jake's said, he basically used his knowledge of dussack in the saber fights.
And I concur, Jake is an all-round awesome guy!
Posted On:2/11/2012 2:35pm
Style: Jiu-jitsu & HEMA
Falchion, Messer, dussack, cutlass, sabre...they all have more in comon than they have differences. The reach & hilts vary, but they're single handed, single edged blades balanced primarily for the cut, but capable of thrusting. It doesn't take a huge leap to transition between them. I'm not surprized Jake, having dussack experience, did well with the sabre.
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