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
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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