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5 July 2018
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So, I've been studying swords in one form or another for damn near ten years. I literally gobble up pretty much anything I can get my hooves on about them. YT vids, books, forums, PDFs. You name it, I've probably checked something out about them.

I practiced Kendo as a personal hobby for about three - four years, before discovering HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), and moving on to Medieval sword fighting, along with a bit of rapier and so forth. I currently own one decent made, functional replica, and am planning on buying another this year, however I used to own more than that. Got rid of them for personal reasons, usually because I discovered that the sword didn't really fit me, as a person.

I do, however, own about four different training sword, and practice as often as possible. Suffice to say, if there is anything you've ever wanted to know about swords and how the really work, I can probably tell you!

I'm also up for helping people out who are writing sword fights or duels in a story and want to try and throw in some real world technical stuff to give it a bit of uniqueness or pop.

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EDIT: Yes, I know, the picture sucks. I will try and get a better one and replace it, but for now, you get the idea: I REALLY LIKE SWORDS!
 

Skytech

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#3
Ever take stage fighting certification? That's a challenge! Realistic sword fighting to thrill the audience to believe someone might or will get hurt (or killed) without actually hurting or killing. Hard work but fun work.
 
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I've never done anything of that sort, though I have seen a bit of what you're talking about. It looks like a challenge, and quite entertaining, to try and make things look as realistic as possible, without actually harming anyone. No, right now, I mostly just study and practice German longsword, with a bit of sword & buckler and dagger on the side.
 
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I haven't hurt myself, but I did wind up with a black eye from a sparring session once. Tbh, it was a bit nerve racking, as I am WELL AWARE that had the training sword made contact slightly higher than it did, I would have lost my eye. . . . my good eye!

I deserved it, though. It's what I get for experimenting with techniques without really understanding what they were meant for.