How People Actually Fought With Swords
From Gladiator to Braveheart, most historical fiction about fighting with swords is kinda wrong, influenced more by performance art than how people actually fought each other with blades. Back to the Source, a documentary about Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), is looking to show people how it was actually done.
Put together by Cédric Hauteville, it’s a fascinating exploration of the HEMA scene…But what’s so cool about this is that any stuff they find isn’t just being put into a new book, like so much other history: it’s being put into practice.
Here’s a link to the original article here.
And here’s the original video.
Man, I wish I could sword fight.