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TheMightyMcClaw
9/25/2014 11:09am,
True story. Look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiRPG96sejI&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTQfrTE2YFQ

I met up with the awesomely named Lancelot Chan who runs RSW (http://www.rsw.com.hk/), and me and some of his guys did some sparring on the roof of his building. Good stuff.

Apparently Lancelot knows some sword guys in Shanghai and Beijing, so hopefully there will be more videos coming.

BKR
9/25/2014 11:24am,
Is it an interesting story how you got the chain mail through Customs ?

ghost55
9/25/2014 11:27am,
I've gotten a sword through before (to be fair it was leaving and not entering). The trick is to pretend that it isn't anything important, and then the customs guys will decide it isn't worth the effort.

NeilG
9/25/2014 11:41am,
Lance has been around a long time, I've never been a huge fan of what they do but they are having fun. He gets discussed a bit on this long thread from KW (http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/forum/general/multimedia/9912-gladiator-school), along with a whole HEMA vs kendo comparision. Some of the Schola Gladiatora folks and other WMA types are in there too, it's an interesting read.

Holy Moment
9/25/2014 2:29pm,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onKu000HRHs

Tetsumusha
9/25/2014 3:25pm,
Looks like fun, although their sparring gear/format seems a little odd. I'm actually planning on doing a little cross-training with our local HEMA group this weekend, myself.

Bneterasedmynam
9/25/2014 6:40pm,
Was the longsword guy supposed to be so slow and telegraphed??

BKR
9/25/2014 6:42pm,
Lance has been around a long time, I've never been a huge fan of what they do but they are having fun. He gets discussed a bit on this long thread from KW (http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/forum/general/multimedia/9912-gladiator-school), along with a whole HEMA vs kendo comparision. Some of the Schola Gladiatora folks and other WMA types are in there too, it's an interesting read.

I read through that, quite interesting for sure.

BKR
9/25/2014 6:43pm,
Was the longsword guy supposed to be so slow and telegraphed??

He just sucks, basically.

TheMightyMcClaw
9/25/2014 9:03pm,
Is it an interesting story how you got the chain mail through Customs ?

Not really; as it turns out, TSA has very rigorous regulations about weapons, but none about armor. Someday, I'm going to go through security in a full suit of late medieval plate armor.

BKR
9/26/2014 11:16am,
Not really; as it turns out, TSA has very rigorous regulations about weapons, but none about armor. Someday, I'm going to go through security in a full suit of late medieval plate armor.

Please video that I'm sure it would be hilarious...TSA taking your toothpaste and letting you wear full armor onto a plane.

True story, I knew a guy who had a full set of plate armor. He used to wear it while walking around town. His favorite was to hitchhike...next was to go into a bar and order a drink.

Try it wearing a ballistic vest first, though, with a bandolier of bottles loaded with shampoo, toothpaste, nail clippers, etc.

Azatdawn
9/27/2014 4:00am,
It's fun because it looks like a fighting game with bad animations in slow-motion.

ketty pritty
9/28/2014 1:50pm,
I thought that it would be fun to make a thread describing the styles we have trained in, as well as our favorite aspect of each style. Feel free to include as much as you want, opinion, video, typical day training, etc. Hopefully this thread will end up being a good eye opening discussion about our experiences in the martial arts, finding similarities in our training, etc.

I'll go first. I have only trained in Hapkido, so it is currently my favorite martial art. Hapkido is a Hybrid Korean martial art that includes strikes, grappling, kicks, weapons, etc. The starting focus is grab defense, which later translates to punch, kick, weapon, and ground defense. I started training because I wanted to learn self defense. My favorite part of the art is joint locks, as very little pressure and muscle is needed once the lock is set to restrain an opponent.

DARPAChief
9/29/2014 9:27am,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnfNpUEfuWw

goodlun
9/29/2014 11:05am,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnfNpUEfuWw

Still one of my favorite fighting games of all time

TheMightyMcClaw
10/01/2014 11:05am,
More updates:
A couple days ago in Shanghai, I met up with two rad dudes named Tiger and Boar for longsword sparring in a park.
Today, I met up with a bunch of armor-crafters in Nanjing, and after touring one dudes workshop, we went to a park for yet more swordfighting (and also archery).
Some of their armor stuff was seriously amazeballs. One guy had made a full suit of Ming Dynasty lamellar, then entered an archery competition in it.
At this rate, I will be friends with the entire Chinese HEMA community by the time I'm done with this trip.