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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.






    #2
    You could always try out for the USA knights team for warriors of nations.

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      #3
      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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        #4
        Do you guys do shield walls ?

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          #5
          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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            #6
            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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              #7
              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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                #8
                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.

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                  #9
                  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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                    #10
                    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.

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                        #12
                        When I was young we had a club where we fought all against all matches with shotguns with real ammo and only knee protectors.... It was great time but unfortunately after 2 weeks everyone else had died except me so I had to quit this hobby lol

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                          #13
                          I'm not sure I would classify this as extreme weapons sparring. It's more like extreme Russian like behavior. Someone is destined to end up dead sparring like that.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sam Losco View Post
                            When I was young we had a club where we fought all against all matches with shotguns with real ammo and only knee protectors.... It was great time but unfortunately after 2 weeks everyone else had died except me so I had to quit this hobby lol
                            Lol should be using rocket launchers you pansy!

                            In all seriousness though I can see some merit in their training methodology and there is historical precedence for it.

                            These blades are custom made and appear to be half weight or less. The vital areas are protected, they have medics on standby and the worst they receive (according to them) is cuts in to the muscle which heal quickly.

                            The way the bind behaves is quite different with sharp swords and it trains people not to freak out about a bit of blood. Probably a good incentive for people to practice more too! Regular training like this would be a bit much for me but I'd like to experience it one time at least.

                            Realistically it would be good to do drills and cutting test regularly with full weight sharps.

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