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Apr 11 2018
April 12, 2018 at 3:38 pm
This makes so much sense and shows how people who know almost nothing about weapons and fighting are the ones usually writing the scripts!
April 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm
Love this! Something that makes sense if you just give it a bit of thought.
Litha Nelle says
April 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm
I was taught about this in my brief stint in fencing: it’s always good to have firsthand knowledge when you’re writing!
April 12, 2018 at 10:47 pm
Love this guy, I am off to watch more,
Dana Whitman says
April 13, 2018 at 12:27 am
The society for Creative Anachronism has sword fighting tournaments and frequently they have sword fighting lessons. The lessons are for people who want to learn to fight. In my area it is mostly sword and shield fighting.
The SCA is all pre-renaissance. We used to do this when the kids were young. It was a lot of fun. Camping, making period costumes, learning to do hand crafts, and of course my husband was into the fighting. Antoine can go to the events. They post them on their website.
April 13, 2018 at 3:39 am
This is so fun…and informative. Thanks for sharing. It has different moves than fencing with foil where you disengage when you are in an untenable position.
I’m off to watch the other videos now! It’s a good way to pass the time until Maud makes an appearance again.
April 13, 2018 at 6:57 am
So I’ve been fencing/teaching fencing for awhile and it’s actually not that inconceivable that new/young or particularly rattled or tired fencers do this. There is a bit of an instinct that oh I can just use more force than the other guy. Part of training is encouraging other responses that require planning and brain power. People do do this kind of stuff when aggression is high and they aren’t using their heads as much.
April 13, 2018 at 7:54 am
Stupid as it may be, movies will continue to use this fighting position because when have movies ever been about realism, right?
But it is an amusing video nonetheless.
April 13, 2018 at 8:11 am
I love it!!! Funny and accurate!
April 13, 2018 at 9:33 am
It’s Friday! Yea! Refreshrefreshrefresh
April 13, 2018 at 9:39 am
Haha yes!! I just took a huge biology test for my teaching license, I won’t know for weeks if I passed. I can’t wait to read the next installment… let the brain relax and enjoy the fantastic story telling genius of the author lords. Refresh, refresh refresh… 😂
April 13, 2018 at 10:49 am
still refreshing……. 🙂
April 13, 2018 at 11:06 am
Good luck, Jenn! Although you are clearly of superior intellect. Just look who you hang out with online! LOL
April 13, 2018 at 11:14 am
😊lol! Thanks (refresh)
April 13, 2018 at 11:26 am
LOL Yea, this!
I was part of a swordsplay group in my twenties and we ALL thought scenes like that were hilarious for the obvious reasons mentioned in the video. (And some more reasons…) It is just plain stupid. We never did anything like that in any of our choreographed fights for any medieval fair…
(We had however a scene where the female cook did beat the bad guy when her weapons were just a cast iron pan and a rolling pin… Never underestimate a good and heavy cast iron pan.)
April 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm
I’m not sure what it says about me, but I couldn’t stop thinking “Dude, you forgot to fold your collar down” the whole time I was watching. 🙂
April 17, 2018 at 4:27 am
Nope – that’s his style in ALL his videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtsqYGBK6XA
April 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm
Oh wow – two of my worlds just collided. I watched this a couple of days ago then tonight my OH showed me a YouTube video about his old school… also by Lindybeige!
I do love me a nice coincidence 🙂