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Old 1st October 2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default sword fighting techniques on youtube

I thought i share the lectural movies i found some time ago. Dont know if they are known here.
I also think the music is annoying so i recommend to mute the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cob3JMmtctY&t=1m0s
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Old 1st October 2018, 08:57 PM   #2
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Excellent video and fighting techniques! Thank you so much for posting this here!
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Old 2nd October 2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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Whow!

This is so far from Hollywood-style sword fight and really near to the historic fencing manuals.
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Old 2nd October 2018, 06:58 PM   #4
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Great Video and I even liked the music(then again I'm a Yma Sumac fan, so it figures).
I did notice a great deal of flex in the swords and I was wondering if they were recreated to their proper historical weight; if not I wonder if the movements of the combatants would have been so quick.
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Old 4th October 2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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Hmm good question if they are the actual weight.


Yeah i know that the videos must be made to appeal a greater audience. I am not in a position to complain. It was just my personal opinion that the music and the shi-shi at the beginning could be cut off. I actually liked the references from the old books.
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Old 5th October 2018, 02:43 PM   #6
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That is a brilliant video, especially being based on original guard positions from Fiore dei Liberi (?). So much more believable than the usual film fight scene.
Many thanks for posting.
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Old 8th October 2018, 07:53 AM   #7
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Great Video and I even liked the music(then again I'm a Yma Sumac fan, so it figures).
I did notice a great deal of flex in the swords and I was wondering if they were recreated to their proper historical weight; if not I wonder if the movements of the combatants would have been so quick.


I have an excavated late Medieval/1500's Hungarian sword, an original version of what appears in this video. Despite heavy oxidation and corrosion it still has some flex, even visible when swinging it. It is over 1 meter long and relatively light and flexible... so, the movements shown are quite believable in my humble opinion.
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Old 13th October 2018, 06:33 PM   #8
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If the lower third of the sword is not sharp, as indicated by the gripping techniques, then the round the neck cuts should actually use the neck. Wrapping techniques used in the Chinese dao, use the neck as a fulcrum. Used this way, the stance should be left shoulder forward, with the sword wrapped around behind so it almost points at the opponent. I believe this is what the illustration shows. The cut, using the neck as a fulcrum can be done at a very close distance, or at full extension. The front leg can retreat at the same time, or the back leg can advance.

In the video the stance is chest at 45 degrees to opponent, and the neck is not used as a fulcrum. Power is reduced, and the total range of retreat and advance is reduced.
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