Cutting Techniques & Muscle Use with Swords, Axes, Kukri, Knives etc

Looking at some of the different ways of cutting with swords, knives, kukri, axes, etc and how different cutting angles may deploy the muscles and body mass in different ways, with different advantages and disadvantages. Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on…

Roman Gladiator Helmets, Shields, Armour & Combat

Looking how Roman gladiator equipment, specifically the helmets, shields and armour, hugely dictated the combat style and level of protection. Previous video on gladiator types: https://youtu.be/Db7JtQ0Iur0 Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun:…

Medieval saddle: How did they measure the shape of a medieval war horses back?

Jason Kingsley OBE, the Modern Knight, discusses how medieval people may have measured a horses back to fit a saddle and shows how he does it today. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjlDOf0UO9wSijFqPE9wBw/join Credits: Ghost The Mule with No Name Production, Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Production, Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets…

CRAZY idea… War bow archers – turn away now

I want to test heavy English war bows against different armour types to find out what they can do; but I can’t shoot one…. And the “Lockdown Longbow” was born. An arrow launcher that shoots real longbow arrows of the correct weight, at the correct speeds and I am going to shoot at flexible armours,…

How to GRIP a Sword & Hilt Design: Historical Texts VS Personal Preference

How to GRIP a Sword & Hilt Design: Historical Texts VS Personal Preference. Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton Antique Arms:…

What’s the perfect Size for a medieval longsword? Philippo Vadi’s advice from the 1480s

What was the perfect size for the medieval longsword, as used by knights, in the 15th century? Here we look at Philippo di Vadi’s advice. Wiktenauer: https://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Philippo_di_Vadi Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo: https://www.achillemarozzo.it/pubblicazioni Windlass English Two-Handed Sword: https://bit.ly/2BcSfU3 Dynasty Forge Bastard Sword: https://www.dynastyforge.com/swords/european_arms/swords/oakeshott_xvia_medieval_sword_the_bastard/ Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support…