The European Historical Combat Guild

Investigating Europe's Historical combative methods and behaviours

Friday, 18 May 2012

New Exhibition at The Wallace Collection

I attended the official opening of this new exhibition at The Wallace Collection in London.
It is well worth a visit if you are in London between now and the 16th of September. Follow the link below to get more information.

The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe


Saturday, 5 May 2012

What you feed in is what you will get out

Bad attacks/actions, lead to a false sense of security, the idea of getting something and "knowing" that it works.  This is something I have written about before, but I have seen a number of videos posted in various places recently where this happens.

Poorly delivered attacks, where the body moves into distance before the weapon, allows many actions to carried out, which simply would not be able to happen if the attack was delivered properly.
Now part of teaching is to work with the scholar and deliver actions in such a way to provoke a certain response. However this is not what we generally see.
So a false attack is made and sense that the response works, is sustained, however false knowledge is being built on top of another layer of falsehood.