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    Holmgang Hamburg, Extreme Weapon Sparring

    Sparring with sharp weapons and full weight maces. I'd love to spar with these guys at least once.






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    You could always try out for the USA knights team for warriors of nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    You could always try out for the USA knights team for warriors of nations.
    I'd love to represent UK in battle of the nations but the nearest club is too far away for me to regularly train. I've been invited to check them out though.

    Holmgang train a far more realistic ruleset which I'd like to experience at least once.

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    Do you guys do shield walls ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Do you guys do shield walls ?
    I haven't used shields in anything other than 1 on 1. Holmgang seem really focused on 1v1 too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Giant View Post
    I'd love to represent UK in battle of the nations but the nearest club is too far away for me to regularly train. I've been invited to check them out though.

    Holmgang train a far more realistic ruleset which I'd like to experience at least once.
    Warrior of nations used to have a more realistic rule set, but too many people got hurt. Currently I think the only real rule besides blunt weapons they have is no thrusting which safety wise seems like a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Giant View Post
    I haven't used shields in anything other than 1 on 1. Holmgang seem really focused on 1v1 too.
    What no longsword??

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    Oh... that saber fighting got me all hot and bothered and in the mood.

    I have fought jacket and gloveless with a fencing helm but that was with standard dulled fencing sabers and I have a couple small scars from it. That looks like a blast... and all the guys were pretty good. I just don't know how I feel about the open-face eye protection. Seems a little too risky for me personally.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    Oh... that saber fighting got me all hot and bothered and in the mood.

    I have fought jacket and gloveless with a fencing helm but that was with standard dulled fencing sabers and I have a couple small scars from it. That looks like a blast... and all the guys were pretty good. I just don't know how I feel about the open-face eye protection. Seems a little too risky for me personally.
    As long as my eyes are protected I'm quite happy sparring with blunt steel. I use basket hilts so I don't bother with gloves.

    These guys are using custom weapons which appear to be extremely light weight and according to the guy running the channel the worst they've got is cut in to the muscle which heals quickly. I'd really like a box on top of the eye and throat protection though before I'd spar with them.

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    lol yet again more Judo !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Giant View Post
    As long as my eyes are protected I'm quite happy sparring with blunt steel. I use basket hilts so I don't bother with gloves.

    These guys are using custom weapons which appear to be extremely light weight and according to the guy running the channel the worst they've got is cut in to the muscle which heals quickly. I'd really like a box on top of the eye and throat protection though before I'd spar with them.
    I get weird about my face/throat and metal weapons so I completely agree. Thanks for sharing, I doubt I would have run across these guys otherwise.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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