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    Medieval combat conditioning

    A nice clip put together by a historical fencing school in Germany, showing the way fighters trained for longsword duels during the late Middle Ages. Flexibility, balance, strength, endurance, diet, rest and skills training are all shown via live action and quotes and pictures from Hans Talhoffer's 1500s combat treatise.

    Some things never change.

    YouTube - prepare for judicial duel
    Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.

    Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)

    #2
    see? WMA/RMA forum plz!

    nice stuff, if it looks like good training, it is.

    Also, if it wasn't so tired already, a tattoo of Talhoffer's wisdoms-in period text-would be pretty cool on the inside of your shield arm :)
    Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
    -Mentat Text Two (dicto)

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      #3
      Puffy shirts FTW!

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        #4
        So THAT'S why I lost in my last tournament! Not enough steeped black bread!!!

        Very interesting vid, man. Thanks

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          #5
          Nicely done. I like it alot.

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            #6
            Awesome stuff.

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              #7
              Impressive...and proof that there were always a couple of no nonsense martial instructors around.

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                #8
                Very interesting, good post.

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                  #9
                  Imagine the celebrations they must have had when athletic shorts were invented.

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                    #10
                    The techniques look interesting, but I'd be more interested in more actual-fighting type stuff before I passed judgement on how capable the art or the teachers were.
                    Lord Krishna said: I am terrible time the destroyer of all beings in all worlds, engaged to destroy all beings in this world; Of those heroic soldiers presently situated in the opposing army, even without you none will be spared.
                    Bhagavad Gita 11:32

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                      #11
                      pfff compliant sword drills...booooh!!!

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                        #12
                        The techniques look interesting, but I'd be more interested in more actual-fighting type stuff before I passed judgement on how capable the art or the teachers were.
                        You mean this sort of thing?

                        YouTube - Free-Play with Federschwerter

                        YouTube - hammaborg feder
                        Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.

                        Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)

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                          #13
                          This is a bit different, but in the same spirit:

                          YouTube - The Gladiator School - Italy

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Lebell
                            This is a bit different, but in the same spirit:
                            If you're looking for real gladiator action, look no further than Ars Dimicandi:

                            YouTube - Ars Dimicandi - i Gladiatori
                            Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.

                            Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)

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                              #15
                              Ddlr, that is frigging awesome!!!

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