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In most situations a longer weapon, with more reach, seems like a good idea. But there is one REALLY important aspect in which a shorter weapon is more handy.
How were spears used in ancient and medieval times? In the first part, we look at plausible ways to change the side and method of gripping the spear. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
Shooting a HEAVY medieval longbow against a HEAVY medieval crossbow to look at the speed of shooting and the level of accuracy each of these classic weapons can achieve. How many shots will the longbow get off against the crossbow? Which is more accurate? These trials are very set around a chat between Joe Gibbs,…
Competitions can be great for martial arts, but let’s not forget that most people who practice martial arts don’t want to compete.
Marco went away, now he is ready to reaveal himself. But was it worth the wait for episode 3?
Lots of people describe weapons like axes, maces or hammers as ‘easier to use’ than swords. But is that correct? What does that even mean? More videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
We’ve seen time and again that in the most accurate tests (Tod’s test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBxdTkddHaE ), longbow arrows cannot penetrate breastplates. Does that matter? We know that longbows won wars – this video explains HOW! Extra videos at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
A walk through the most pertinent features of the play. From our Crystal Palace class in London.