That is weak, really weak....... and just a little sad ;)
British Federation of Historical Swordplay
I would be surprised if you had not seen them, they are a couple of years old at least :)
There are also some old vids on The Exiles website, you will have to have a look round, I think that they are under the Resources tab somewhere....
Then also try Terry Brown, author of English Martial Arts. I trained with him for a while and cannot tell how good an instructor he is. His staff...
Piccies are now up on the Exiles Site
This is one of my favourites:...
What can I say!
First and foremost - thank you to everyone that turned up and made this meet one of the best that I have...
If you do intend going this route then please contact the BFHS, we are here to help, and with the cross section of members we have we can help...
Check out the members list on http://www.bfhs.co.uk - that should help
Which matches in with what Silver says about the two handed sword.
Quite right Cudgel, the weapon is a staff and the style of usage is quarter-staff or half-staff. A mighty fun weapon. If you look at the Exiles...
14 foot seems a bit long but it depends on what you are doing with it. If all you are doing is thrusting then it is not a problem....
I am very fond of Uncle Zach's work.
Funnily enough, a staff that is longer than the perfect length of 8-9 ft. 10 ft plus.
A short staff is about 6ft.
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