Sword Fighting is a martial art - the art of killing with a dangerous weapon! It is also the art of defending yourself and we recommend that everybody know how to do that.
If you really want to learn to sword fight, it is important to find someone who can teach you the proper techniques. Sword fighting is not just about clashing swords. Entire manuals were created in the Medieval age outlining how to defend yourself against any kind of attack coming from various directions. It's about movement, timing, blocking and yes, landing a good hit on your opponent.
You may ask, "Why would I want to learn how to sword fight when there are plenty of guns around?
Sword fighting or really any martial art builds confidence and is a fun way to get in shape or stay in shape. My name is Maxine. When I began to sword fight, I was the least likely candidate. A woman in my mid forties, overweight and not in very good shape but I did it anyway. The reenactors around me were supportive, patient and generous with their time and advice.
Eventually, I created a mild workout to help me do better at sword fighting because I loved it so! Looking forward to competing once a month really motivated me to workout every day. My confidence grew, not only in the fighting ring, but in everyday life. Sword fighting is great fun and actually reminds me of dance. The movement, the improvisation, how each bout is different because the opponent has their unique style, too.
The point is, if an overweight woman in her forties can learn to sword fight, you can too. You may even learn to love it the way that I did.
We have searched the internet to find the best videos on sword fighting, check them out below.
Plus, find more good reasons to learn sword fighting at the bottom of the page.