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"The Scholarship isn't Divorced from the Practice."

Back to the Source is a documentary by Cédric Hauteville about Historical European Martial Arts, which is the modern study and practice of historical western fighting techniques as documented in period texts. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Oct 29, 2015 - 14 comments

What separates this from an academic pursuit, is the fighting.

"We have all these 600 year old books on how to fight, so we thought wouldn't it be cool if we did this?" The New York Times video team visits the world of German longsword fighting, a variety of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).
posted by Diablevert on Sep 16, 2014 - 37 comments

Top Myths of Renaissance Martial Arts

The diverse range of misconceptions and erroneous beliefs within historical fencing studies today is considerable. But there are perhaps some myths that are more common, and more pervasive, than others. This webpage presents an ongoing project that will continually try in an informal and condensed manner to help address some of these mistaken beliefs.
posted by cthuljew on Jul 25, 2013 - 39 comments

How appropriate. You fight like a cow.

The insult swordfighting from LucasArts' Monkey Island series is now available as a standalone browser game. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Jan 15, 2013 - 12 comments

Guitar Hero with swords

Neal Stephenson's Kickstarter project for a realistic sword-fighting video game has just been funded successfully. Clang is meant to be played with a motion controller and aims to represent certain historical fighting styles as accurately as possible. [more inside]
posted by tykky on Jul 9, 2012 - 44 comments

The Sword Fights of Errol Flynn

The Sword Fights of Errol Flynn (previously)
posted by Trurl on Apr 26, 2012 - 18 comments

Aim like a drunkard... jump like an idiot...

The (Totally) Phantom Menace ... light sabre duelling techniques examined [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 24, 2012 - 64 comments

En Garde!

The Armarium. Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts at the Association for the Renaissance Martial Arts (ARMA).
posted by misteraitch on Jun 14, 2003 - 2 comments

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