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Posted: 9/21/2013 3:48:00 PM EST




Link Posted: 9/21/2013 3:51:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 3:52:38 PM EST
Looks like good clean fun. With occasional broken bones, of course.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 3:56:05 PM EST
How do they not die?
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 3:57:14 PM EST
Redhead needs her own video.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 3:57:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Credge:
How do they not die?
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No edge on the blades and medieval armor absorbs blunt impacts pretty well. Still...
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:01:45 PM EST
Like UFC with swords and armor.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:03:23 PM EST
Dog Brothers meets midevil combat.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:05:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

No edge on the blades and medieval armor absorbs blunt impacts pretty well. Still...
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Originally Posted By Credge:
How do they not die?

No edge on the blades and medieval armor absorbs blunt impacts pretty well. Still...

The last time this was posted a few months ago (different video, same folks) there were a few shots of some of the competitors after a match. About what you'd expect, huge bruises, one guy with a good-sized cut to the forehead that was bleeding quite freely, mention of a guy losing a finger at the championship bout last year.

They're in the process of starting up a league here in the US. If armor wasn't so damned expensive I'd sign up in a heartbeat.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:09:16 PM EST
Reading the title, I thought I was about to see some Eastern Euro live action role playing dorks. That was different.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:11:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
Dog Brothers meets midevil combat.
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Not really. The Dog Brothers practice an offshoot of Eskrima. These guys are doing what their ancestors did 500 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:13:49 PM EST
Uhh, wow.

Went in wondering how much was pulled or scripted.

Not wondering now.

That's pretty fucking badass. It's a window into medieval combat.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:14:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kac:
Uhh, wow.

Went in wondering how much was pulled or scripted.

Not wondering now.

That's pretty fucking badass. It's a window into medieval combat.
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Amazing how fast-paced it is.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:20:50 PM EST
So do they just beat the hell out of each other until someone gives up or is unconscious?
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:21:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Amazing how fast-paced it is.
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Originally Posted By kac:
Uhh, wow.

Went in wondering how much was pulled or scripted.

Not wondering now.

That's pretty fucking badass. It's a window into medieval combat.

Amazing how fast-paced it is.



Which is why a lot of us history buffs, when we read something like, "they fell on each other with swords for four hours," kind of doubt that version of the event.

Same guys aren't in the front of a scrum doing that for four hours, or forty minutes in a row for that matter.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:23:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kac:



Which is why a lot of us history buffs, when we read something like, "they fell on each other with swords for four hours," kind of doubt that version of the event.

Same guys aren't in the front of a scrum doing that for four hours, or forty minutes in a row for that matter.
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Originally Posted By kac:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Originally Posted By kac:
Uhh, wow.

Went in wondering how much was pulled or scripted.

Not wondering now.

That's pretty fucking badass. It's a window into medieval combat.

Amazing how fast-paced it is.



Which is why a lot of us history buffs, when we read something like, "they fell on each other with swords for four hours," kind of doubt that version of the event.

Same guys aren't in the front of a scrum doing that for four hours, or forty minutes in a row for that matter.

I'd be winded after one short fight, if I won.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:25:20 PM EST
Holy shit!!

I need MOAR!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:27:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2013 4:28:13 PM EST by Darrellbear]
I posted about the international meets recently, Battle of the Nations:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1529681_Battle_Of_The_Nations___Have_At_You_.html

Here is Team USA's website, pretty badass vid too:

http://usaknights.org/



The Russians really kick ass at the sport. They really love their halberds, too, and know how to use them. Opponents go down like they'd been, well, poleaxed.

Many more vids here:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Battle+of+the+nations&oq=Battle+of+the+nations&gs_l=youtube.3..0l10.81427.84367.0.84709.21.11.0.10.10.1.222.1330.7j3j1.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.KgSjbzDIR00
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:37:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:40:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CaverX:
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I hope
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:41:19 PM EST
I hope this does become very popular.

After Obama manages to find a way to deprive us of our ammo if not our guns, then
at least we will still be able to fight using more primitive, more brutal methods.


Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:43:51 PM EST
That's what hockey was like before the third man in rule.

Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:44:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
I posted about the international meets recently, Battle of the Nations:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1529681_Battle_Of_The_Nations___Have_At_You_.html

Here is Team USA's website, pretty badass vid too:

http://usaknights.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB7kOyvH1gc

The Russians really kick ass at the sport. They really love their halberds, too, and know how to use them. Opponents go down like they'd been, well, poleaxed.

Many more vids here:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Battle+of+the+nations&oq=Battle+of+the+nations&gs_l=youtube.3..0l10.81427.84367.0.84709.21.11.0.10.10.1.222.1330.7j3j1.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.KgSjbzDIR00
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I know a few of the SCAdians on the US team, but I've been on Active Duty for the last 21 months (deployed and schools) and out of the loop on that stuff.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:45:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kac:



Which is why a lot of us history buffs, when we read something like, "they fell on each other with swords for four hours," kind of doubt that version of the event.

Same guys aren't in the front of a scrum doing that for four hours, or forty minutes in a row for that matter.
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Originally Posted By kac:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Originally Posted By kac:
Uhh, wow.

Went in wondering how much was pulled or scripted.

Not wondering now.

That's pretty fucking badass. It's a window into medieval combat.

Amazing how fast-paced it is.



Which is why a lot of us history buffs, when we read something like, "they fell on each other with swords for four hours," kind of doubt that version of the event.

Same guys aren't in the front of a scrum doing that for four hours, or forty minutes in a row for that matter.


This is not mortal combat. Knights would not throw themselves into a melee like these people do. There is no real threat of death so the players are more emboldened and less hesitant. Plus you cannot keep this level of combat up for hours upon hours. In real life soldiers on the line rotated out after several MINUTES of fighting for rest. For instance a if a Roman line was ten soldiers deep the front line soldiers would fight for 6 minutes and rest for 54 minutes unless they died.

This is a cool spot and looks like is brutal and results in some serious injuries. Also normal soldiers in medieval times did not have full armor like these guys have.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:48:53 PM EST
I guess they didn't read the NFL Concussion Guidelines.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:52:49 PM EST
Looks awesome!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:52:59 PM EST
Love the sparks. Note to self: keep your shield the hell up if you like having a face, unless you're busy using it to smash the other guy in the face.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:57:54 PM EST
BADASS
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 4:58:33 PM EST
The guy at 2:32 in this video is awesome

Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:02:25 PM EST
Here are a couple of views of the 2013 USA vs Russia match:



The action starts at about 3:00. Here's another view:



The Americans get their asses kicked.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:10:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ruger556boy:


This is not mortal combat. Knights would not throw themselves into a melee like these people do. There is no real threat of death so the players are more emboldened and less hesitant. Plus you cannot keep this level of combat up for hours upon hours. In real life soldiers on the line rotated out after several MINUTES of fighting for rest. For instance a if a Roman line was ten soldiers deep the front line soldiers would fight for 6 minutes and rest for 54 minutes unless they died.

This is a cool spot and looks like is brutal and results in some serious injuries. Also normal soldiers in medieval times did not have full armor like these guys have.
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Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
Originally Posted By kac:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Originally Posted By kac:
Uhh, wow.

Went in wondering how much was pulled or scripted.

Not wondering now.

That's pretty fucking badass. It's a window into medieval combat.

Amazing how fast-paced it is.



Which is why a lot of us history buffs, when we read something like, "they fell on each other with swords for four hours," kind of doubt that version of the event.

Same guys aren't in the front of a scrum doing that for four hours, or forty minutes in a row for that matter.


This is not mortal combat. Knights would not throw themselves into a melee like these people do. There is no real threat of death so the players are more emboldened and less hesitant. Plus you cannot keep this level of combat up for hours upon hours. In real life soldiers on the line rotated out after several MINUTES of fighting for rest. For instance a if a Roman line was ten soldiers deep the front line soldiers would fight for 6 minutes and rest for 54 minutes unless they died.

This is a cool spot and looks like is brutal and results in some serious injuries. Also normal soldiers in medieval times did not have full armor like these guys have.


Thank you, Mr. Oakeshott.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:10:23 PM EST
Most likely "Counted Blows" combat, it's a practice they actually used in Medieval Tournaments.
You land so many hard shots to your opponents head, arms, body etcetera to win, another is to
fight until your opponent submits and admits defeat or falls.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:12:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
Here are a couple of views of the 2013 USA vs Russia match:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9GBqqqSpHw

The action starts at about 3:00. Here's another view:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCZFMPcnvl8

The Americans get their asses kicked.
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"The Sacred War" and the "Farewell of Slavianka"


the Russians sure had their victory music prepared
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:21:05 PM EST
I wouldn't want to be unhelmed in the middle of one of those brawls.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:36:20 PM EST
The best part of the whole thing is the tripping. I garun-fucking-tee you, it's the new guys charging across the fighting area and leave themselves open to being tripped like that.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 5:37:20 PM EST
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doubletap.
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 7:14:24 PM EST
Awesome! Now that would make some great TV!
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 7:41:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BJEEP:
Awesome! Now that would make some great TV!
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From the guys that brought you Full Metal Jousting...

Link Posted: 9/21/2013 7:43:12 PM EST
THAT WAS SOOOO FUCKING COOL!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2013 7:49:38 PM EST
When someone shows up with a longbow, they're fucked.
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 12:25:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:


From the guys that brought you Full Metal Jousting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXpkh8_weVo
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Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:
Originally Posted By BJEEP:
Awesome! Now that would make some great TV!


From the guys that brought you Full Metal Jousting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXpkh8_weVo


That'll be interesting
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 12:48:57 AM EST
I like how fast these guys are,looks like a real combat will last no more of dozen seconds:
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 12:57:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DedoBOT:
I like how fast these guys are,looks like a real combat will last no more of dozen seconds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc
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I came here to post this, Antons vids amaze me and I wish I could find a local place to get into long sword fencing.
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:06:53 AM EST
That's a bruiser sport, indeed. The guys I know who play it are the rugby, brawler types.

Since actual combat with such equipment involved attempts to pierce into and under armor and, well, kill people, I'm not sure how much that actually reflected reality. But, yeah, it looks like good TV.

Not exactly the "lightning bolt, lightning bolt" crowd. Though, ironically most of both tie into the SCA in the States.
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:13:13 AM EST
@ 2.10 in the first vid
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:17:20 AM EST
I can see a new arfcom debate stemming from this.

Fiore or Liechtenaur?

Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:22:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DedoBOT:
I like how fast these guys are,looks like a real combat will last no more of dozen seconds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc
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I was going to post that.

It's amazing how quick they can be with those big swords.
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:25:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:


I was going to post that.

It's amazing how quick they can be with those big swords.
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Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Originally Posted By DedoBOT:
I like how fast these guys are,looks like a real combat will last no more of dozen seconds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc


I was going to post that.

It's amazing how quick they can be with those big swords.


A proper longsword (I.e not wallhanger junk) is actually quite light and quick
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:30:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Moochin:


A proper longsword (I.e not wallhanger junk) is actually quite light and quick
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Originally Posted By Moochin:
Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Originally Posted By DedoBOT:
I like how fast these guys are,looks like a real combat will last no more of dozen seconds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT4JepA-Vc


I was going to post that.

It's amazing how quick they can be with those big swords.


A proper longsword (I.e not wallhanger junk) is actually quite light and quick


Yup it's surprising that everyone discounts the big two handed or hand a half swords when in reality they are usually in some cases lighter than a katana which is considered to be the fast sword.
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:46:51 AM EST
Holy crap, that's some nasty stuff
Link Posted: 9/22/2013 1:54:37 AM EST
ha ha! those warhammers to the head are not going to end well. talk about getting your bell rung.
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