Looks like he-man fu to me.
Well, if you think medieval swordsmanship is he-man fu, then check this out:
I thought rare style is welcomed here as written in the FAQ but it seems not.
BTW, you may want to read my profile and see how I've shown that it's not he-man fu.
And you can read this in my site. I accept challenge and pay you if you defeat me.
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For those interested in history, this is a lineage of medieval german swordsmanship from 1300 to 1500:
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French master Vadi in 1400s...
German master Hans Talhoffer talks about judical combat in 1400s
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Another Italian master Fiore has already demonstrated grappling skills either empty handed and with weapons during 1301 to 1400...
Locking with weapons.
Contingency when being ambushed by better-armed and outnumbered.
Dagger vs longsword.
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Lock with arms again
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And if you think we are just wildly swinging around, please check here to learn the key successful factor of a sword cut:
No I do not believe real medieval swordsmanship is he-man fu, but what I saw in the video just looked like what one would see in a "horribly choreographed" recreationist demo. I may not be an expert in medieval swordsmanship, but I have researched the subject quite a bit, as well as being proficient in kendo and fencing, so I think I have some write to critique the video.