Fighting style

Discussion in 'Historical Re-enactment' started by Cudgel, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    I studied Karate for about 2 years and went through 5 belts.

    Under that sensei...I didn't find the martial art too impressive, not very good to learn, firstly because the sensei was not all that good, and secondly...it was too rigid for me (not to mention I was leaving the school anyway for secondary school :p)

    As of now...I am still looking for a place to learn, but unfortunately London sucks, so I cannot find anything that is not Karate or Judo -.-
     
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    I've done about 4-5 years of medieval re-enactment fighting with longswords, sword and shield, 2 swords, sword and dagger etc. We don't bill it as a martial art because it's about safely fighting and not actually killing each other. But swinging swords and using shields etc obviously teaches you HOW to kill or injure someone if you wanted to. Basically, do all the thigns we're not allowed to do and you WILL do some serious damage :)

    Other than that I've just started doing some 15th century longsword which is really interesting.

    I did a bit of karate when I was younger.
     
  3. Garnet

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    Yay! A place to talk about this stuff, finally! I'm a red belt that has been training for two and a half years, I know I progressed very fast, I learned Twin broadsword as a green/purple belt I'm headed to a big tournament in a few weeks. Also it seems I have finnally found someone else who can weild two swords at the same time. For swords I have Broadsword and straight sword, plus I can weild two of each at the same time. (Wushu) Does anyone here study Tai Chi? Or use a whipchain? In china I plan on getting a circle sword so does anyone know about those much either?
     
  4. I. R. Shogun

    I. R. Shogun Midnight Demon

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    I have a whipchain, but I stopped playing with it when it came back funny and tore into my wrist
     
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    Garnet New Member

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    Her's a tip, practice with a rope with a piece of metal at the end first.
     
  6. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    or I.R.....experimenting with being an emo is a NO-NO with bladed stuff :p
     
  7. I. R. Shogun

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    this really wasn't bladed, it was more, pointed at one end, so I desided to stick to 3-section staff and nunchaku