Why did late-19th and 20th century military and navy organisations continue developing bladed and close combat weapons, as well as issuing and training their troops with them? It’s not all about killing statistics, but being prepared, tactics and the few exceptions that made it worth it. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
They don’t learn the Unterhau well enough
And then completely shuts down my afterblow. King.
For centuries people bashed each other with their butts, called ‘clubbing’ the musket. This was almost a necessity before bayonets, but it was still done when people did have bayonets.
When the term “martial arts” is used most lay-people think of those arts practiced by those of the Orient. This is often due to the martial arts movies of the 1970s and 1980s which popularised martial arts and presented them in such a fashion that they were found to be interesting. The result if this…
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It is often said that “the only constant is change,” and the study of historical martial arts does nothing to deny that aphorism. I recently had someone complain that a picture in my book, The Knightly Art of the Longsword (Lulu.com, 2009), shows me doing a displacement differently from how I teach it now,…
Tiredness is a really underestimated factor in combat and life in the general. Especially worth considering in application to historical interpretation, gaming, wargaming, roleplaying games and martial arts.
It may seem like a silly question, but it is the sort of question that get asked a lot. There is a prevailing view that some weapons are simply easier to use than others. But does that apply to two of the most iconic sword types from history, the katana and the longsword? Fundamentally they…
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