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.
Competitions can be great for martial arts, but let’s not forget that most people who practice martial arts don’t want to compete.
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
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A walk through the most pertinent features of the play. From our Crystal Palace class in London.
In HEMA we primarily focus on sword fighting in regular clothes, but we have to recognise that this mostly applies to civilian duels. Not to say that the skills are not fundamentally related, but armor changes so much about combat.
What this all comes down to is the reason for studying a treatise. There are many different reasons for studying a treatise. The prime reason is to recreate what is written in the treatise, but this is not the only reason. Another reason is to find the foundation elements so that they can be examined…
Historical sword and knife makers spent hundreds of years perfecting their art, but often now we ignore their lessons. Here we look at one particular aspect of knife making that often gets ignored by modern makers.
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