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Do swordsmanship classes still exist?

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Lokken, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. Lokken Gems: 26/31
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    [​IMG] Hey, I just got my swords I ordered way back, and wondered if it's possible to take classes in swordsmanship like martial arts and battling with the rapier.

    [ April 25, 2003, 20:53: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
     
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    Yes, I am sure you can find somewhere to take lessons. I have afew ornamentary swords and a double headed battle axe, some throwing stars, and a great deal of daggers and small weaponry, but no real fighting weapons. What kind of swords did you get?
     
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    [​IMG] Fencing might eb best for the rapier.

    ALthough I never done it, I heard kendo is a good sword style.
     
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    You have three options:

    1) Martial arts (Eastern) with swords. Aikido is nice here for example. Kendo, as sir Belly says, isn't bad either.

    2) Traditional fencing - sports style. Normally it's foil, epee and sabre, but rapier can be found still - only it's not that easy.

    3) Mediaeval or renaissance style fighting. My favourite.

    [ April 25, 2003, 22:46: Message edited by: chevalier ]
     
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    As you will see in my "Jujutsu Anyone?" thread, there are Ken jutsu, Tanto jutsu, and Tameshigiri if you plan on using samurai swords. If you are planning on using any other sword, ask around at different martial arts training centers...they usually know where to go to find the right training, and if they like you, they just might tell you. :rolling:
     
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    Aliens do swordplay? :alien:

    I might try and find out whethere there are any sword classes around here, in England I think it's rather rare though :wail:

    oh well, I have 4 star proficiency in 'big stick' :lol: otherwise the skill practice known as 'Canechiko'
     
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    No, that was a typo only. Although it was indeed a funny one ;)
     
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    Lessons in modern fencing (Olympic-style) won't do you much good with ornamental, historical-style weapons. Look up your local Society for Creative Anachronism.
     
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    Near where I live, there is a Museum that offers classes in just what you want. Now all you have to do is move to Massachusetts. (or find a similar Arms and Armor Museum where you live that offers the same.
     
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    @Balak: where is the museum? I live not far from you, and I would love to learn.
     
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    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    @Icing: I got this info from the Museum's website:

    100 Barber Avenue
    Worcester, MA 01606, USA

    Hope that helps. :rolling:
     
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    The closest thing I've ever had was some fencing I had done in when I was younger. There's a lot of fencing clubs around, I know that for sure.
     
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    Thanks for the info Kitrax.
     
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    well the swords are sting and glamdring copies from lotr =)

    I guess some martial arts come closest in learning how to use such swords, unless I find a personal instructor. I'll look up the mentioned styles, thanks :)
     
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    Mediaeval sword-fighting was anything but style :D It's not some touch'n'score - just grab the thing and wallop Sir Neighbour on the arse till he stops screaming. That's the whole philosophy. When you're done with that you could of course try some fancy Italian semi-artistic fencing.... Or blind-fighting. Or dual wielding. Or dex-based surgical cuts (my favourite). Or whatever :)
     
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