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    Mini-documentary on historical German martial arts

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    Really nice little documentary from a group in Slovakia, showing their training in tumbling and conditioning, kampfringen (combat wrestling) and longsword fencing in the Renaissance German tradition. Make sure the "captions" function is switched on to read the English subtitles.

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    Cool stuff. How would I go about finding a training group of a similar variety in San Diego?

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    Very cool stuff. Ringen looks very interesting. Fortunately there's a group in Helsinki that gathers semi-regularly to do that stuff. I think I'll join them next time :)
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Cool stuff. How would I go about finding a training group of a similar variety in San Diego?
    San Diego seems to be pretty slim pickings as far as historical fencing goes, but you might check out http://www.scholasanmarco.org/ . I don't know much about this group but it looks like they train in similar skills, albeit from the Italian rather than German tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpr View Post
    Very cool stuff. Ringen looks very interesting. Fortunately there's a group in Helsinki that gathers semi-regularly to do that stuff. I think I'll join them next time :)
    If you're in Helsinki I'd strongly suggest joining Guy Windsor's school: http://www.swordschool.com/ . It's very well-regarded internationally and Guy is an excellent instructor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    If you're in Helsinki I'd strongly suggest joining Guy Windsor's school: http://www.swordschool.com/ . It's very well-regarded internationally and Guy is an excellent instructor.
    A couple of guys I know have been trying to lure me to it. Alas, I've got barely enough time for BJJ and it's pretty far off. The guys who do the European wrestling stuff like Ringen are mostly from Guy's school, though, so it'll be interesting to see what they can do.
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    San Diego seems to be pretty slim pickings as far as historical fencing goes, but you might check out http://www.scholasanmarco.org/ . I don't know much about this group but it looks like they train in similar skills, albeit from the Italian rather than German tradition.
    Pretty cool, but a pretty long drive for me. I'll try to make a trip and see if it's worth it for me once my work schedule solidifies a little.

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