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Title: Sword fighting
Post by: SecretlytruenudeM92 on June 23, 2011, 08:04:46 am
I want to learn how to fight with swords of all shapes and sizes. Any perfered styles? Swords? Holy Blade of Ragnell!!
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Stuart on June 23, 2011, 11:25:49 am
Any perfered styles? Swords? Holy Blade of Ragnell!!

Lightsaber
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: SecretlytruenudeM92 on June 23, 2011, 02:00:52 pm
Maybe large sword would be a better option for me, but it was made to fight versus spears and pikes. So I supose I would try to hold a not too much large one and handle it as if it was a bastard sword in it's style (in Spain we call it "one and a half hand sword").

And if I could, I would forge something like a katar, with a small shield. For both hands. And use the berserker style  :0988

In usa we call them long swords and hand and a half swords. Excelent choices. long swords tend to be two handed swords, slower but with long reach and greater power. Could anyone imagine a two handed Holy Blade of Ragnell as a lightsaber!? Pisishhhhhh wooobbbbb pepare yourself! Aether! Wooo wooo woo YYYAAAHHH! Ike could slice an AT-AT in half!
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: JayJay on June 23, 2011, 02:32:06 pm
sounds like a cool idea to me
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Historybuff83 on June 23, 2011, 04:09:52 pm
Well you are in luck, there is a resurgent interest in Western sword fighting styles.  Fencing is a rather stylized form of sword fighting and not really representative of actual combat.  There was a documentary I watched on Netflix about the renewal in Western sword fighting.  I think it was called Reclaiming the Blade, or something like that.

Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Padraig on June 23, 2011, 06:17:37 pm
If you can find them, I'd recommend longsword. I never did manage to get the lessons, but my friend took them for a good while till he ran out of funds. It was indeed very impressive, built a lot of strength and agility up, was just as useful as any of the more popular Eastern martial arts.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: SecretlytruenudeM92 on June 23, 2011, 07:36:50 pm
If i got Holy Blade of Ragnell it would have some new features i would need to discuss with a master smith before its forged.

A lot of modern smilths use non combat ready teqniques to forge them like adding huge amounts of carbon to the steel. Wich would make them strong to a point but the more u put in the more the blade looses its ability to bend and flex then reaturn to shape like metal. Insted these new swords behave like ceramics, they dont bend. They snap.

In addition to quenching in liquid nitrogen. The nitrogen is inert so it cant directly weaken the metal. In stead the extreme difference in heat between hot metal and liquid-gas that the temper of the blade is made too hard to bend. Again the result is a broken blade, ouch. Dont want that to happen. Especially in battle. Talk about bloody murder.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Delta on June 24, 2011, 09:47:37 am
A friend of mine has practiced Kendo for a while. He had a pair of practice swords (shinai) before he started, and once we "dueled" a little in the woods. It was fun, though it is very stressful for the skin of your hands to hold the grip of a sword for an extended amount of time.

Also, I doubt you will be using swords in a fight for life and death a lot these days.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: SecretlytruenudeM92 on June 24, 2011, 07:44:10 pm
No i guess not. Cant imagine why you would actually want to chop someone up. But sword duels with unsharpened swords would be cool. Victory would be awarded by marking or landing blows on opponents that are wearing pressure senstive armor. If you take a hit it realeases fake blood.

Could have different fight classes too. Like 2 handed class, single with sheild, multiple combat, dual wielding, japanese katana. In fact isnt fencing a sword duel with rapiers?
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: FantasyFan2011 on July 12, 2011, 06:12:38 pm
No i guess not. Cant imagine why you would actually want to chop someone up.

It's clear: a zombie holocaust is approaching (or maybe a Mad Max style post-apocalyptic world) and the you will cry a river cause you don't have lots of sharp things and your fire arms have run out of ammo.  :323232


I really don't see the obsession with zombies...
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: anakyn on January 12, 2019, 11:55:37 am
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Northman on January 12, 2019, 05:46:45 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Nope... metal hitting metal. That is sword fighting.

I would go with the viking sword and the round shield. I think it was a combo that was used in my parts. If someone knows better, please tell me.

But a pair of short swords would feel like a good way to go.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: hilda on January 12, 2019, 05:55:31 pm
my favorite sword is the claymore and I would love to learn to use and I also love the katana
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: 5Chill10 on January 12, 2019, 07:38:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkDDBL7jNew

Not strictly swords but it seems there are people who try replicate medieval martial arts as much as they can without going lethal. Probably requires a lot of money and time invested though.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: 5Chill10 on January 12, 2019, 07:39:03 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: anakyn on January 12, 2019, 08:06:47 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Longingtobenude on January 15, 2019, 09:44:18 am
If you look up HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), you'll find all kinds of cool stuff involving sword fighting. 

https://youtu.be/n5w2Mh6CyXo
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: MountainHiker on August 08, 2020, 09:23:45 pm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B54w_u8tm9Q

This is a pretty cool series by an excellent European swordsmanship school. Something fun to watch of you're interested in swordsmanship at all.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: collegeguy77 on August 16, 2020, 08:58:50 am
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Conjuam on August 19, 2020, 09:07:49 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

It's not what you've got, but how you use it that counts.  :wink:

Also, is it me, or does the title make you think of an alternative sword sport...  :confused :confused :laughing
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on August 19, 2020, 10:11:11 pm
Get into some re-enactment! I do Viking re-enactment, but I haven't fought with a sword yet. I'm just moving onto axes, already used a seax and shield quite a bit. It's great fun, but it can be somewhat risky - safety is very important, but you can't completely avoid accidents when hitting your friends with pieces of metal
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: thelvx on August 20, 2020, 04:52:15 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

It's not what you've got, but how you use it that counts.  :wink:

Also, is it me, or does the title make you think of an alternative sword sport...  :confused :confused :laughing

Every time I read this title, whether I like it or not, my mind goes there lol
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Conjuam on August 23, 2020, 09:18:00 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

It's not what you've got, but how you use it that counts.  :wink:

Also, is it me, or does the title make you think of an alternative sword sport...  :confused :confused :laughing

Every time I read this title, whether I like it or not, my mind goes there lol

Phew! Glad I'm not the only one! :laughing
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: collegeguy77 on August 24, 2020, 12:16:41 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

It's not what you've got, but how you use it that counts.  :wink:

Also, is it me, or does the title make you think of an alternative sword sport...  :confused :confused :laughing

....guilty lol
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: collegeguy77 on August 24, 2020, 12:17:37 pm
Get into some re-enactment! I do Viking re-enactment, but I haven't fought with a sword yet. I'm just moving onto axes, already used a seax and shield quite a bit. It's great fun, but it can be somewhat risky - safety is very important, but you can't completely avoid accidents when hitting your friends with pieces of metal

that sounds really cool!  do you do it clothed or nude?
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on August 24, 2020, 07:57:29 pm
Get into some re-enactment! I do Viking re-enactment, but I haven't fought with a sword yet. I'm just moving onto axes, already used a seax and shield quite a bit. It's great fun, but it can be somewhat risky - safety is very important, but you can't completely avoid accidents when hitting your friends with pieces of metal

that sounds really cool!  do you do it clothed or nude?

Clothed and generally armoured lol, but some people at least sometimes fight in clothes without armour. I prefer the protection myself, but it's not like we wail on each other like we're actually trying to kill each other either.
Sometimes my girlfriend and I have play/practise fights naked, but those are unarmed, maybe a newspaper or something at most
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Interested Nudist on August 26, 2020, 12:35:43 am
Clothed and generally armoured lol, but some people at least sometimes fight in clothes without armour. I prefer the protection myself, but it's not like we wail on each other like we're actually trying to kill each other either.
Sometimes my girlfriend and I have play/practise fights naked, but those are unarmed, maybe a newspaper or something at most

Well that sounds like fun. I've done sparring before with the body protection on and it is fun. A nude fight can be fun as long as your put some ground rules in place and take care not to be too aggressive. Aside from that, it seems really fun
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on August 26, 2020, 06:07:20 am


Well that sounds like fun. I've done sparring before with the body protection on and it is fun. A nude fight can be fun as long as your put some ground rules in place and take care not to be too aggressive. Aside from that, it seems really fun
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Yeah, of course! On the odd occasion we have a scrap, we're always respectful and careful. We want to have a fight, but not to hurt each other, after all!
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: coolstolSE on August 26, 2020, 01:08:43 pm
Poking eachothers with stick while naked seems like a terrible idea
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Interested Nudist on August 26, 2020, 02:14:48 pm
Poking each others with stick while naked seems like a terrible idea

No, that is sword fighting naked, which is a terrible idea.
But sparring naked, which is just kicking and punching, is fine with some ground rules of course.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Tara on August 28, 2020, 05:40:41 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

 :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

It's not what you've got, but how you use it that counts.  :wink:

Also, is it me, or does the title make you think of an alternative sword sport...  :confused :confused :laughing

....guilty lol


OMG my sheltered life I had no idea wow,   erm why
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: TheMattinator on August 28, 2020, 06:47:30 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

Broadsword, dagger, or rapier, that is the question 😜
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Mettis on August 28, 2020, 07:00:02 pm
In a nudist forum...sword fighting means just 1 thing  :happy
Or, at least, we call "sword fighting" that typical naked game between male kids, with their tools  :laughing

Well, those people with longer "reach" would have an unfair disadvantage unless in close quarters.

the length is not the only thing that matters, if you aren't able to use the weapon properly  :rotfl2:

Broadsword, dagger, or rapier, that is the question 😜

QED  :laughing
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: coolstolSE on August 28, 2020, 10:07:39 pm
Broadsword, dagger, or rapier, that is the question 😜
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I prefer something bigger, like a mace
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Interested Nudist on August 28, 2020, 10:58:12 pm
Broadsword, dagger, or rapier, that is the question 😜

I prefer something bigger, like a mace
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That's really gonna hurt. Those can power through all armor
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: coolstolSE on August 28, 2020, 11:34:28 pm
Broadsword, dagger, or rapier, that is the question 😜

I prefer something bigger, like a mace

That's really gonna hurt. Those can power through all armor
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Oh my
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Mettis on August 29, 2020, 07:17:40 am
Broadsword, dagger, or rapier, that is the question 😜

I prefer something bigger, like a mace

That's really gonna hurt. Those can power through all armor

Well done  :grin:
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Cle Leftwrite on September 01, 2020, 11:42:46 pm
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on September 02, 2020, 04:19:20 am
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.

I think it's a useful skill, even if the applications are rather limited :')
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Interested Nudist on September 02, 2020, 02:26:39 pm
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.

I think it's a useful skill, even if the applications are rather limited :')

I doubt a sword would be very useful in a gunfight.
Unless you are close enough to melee him.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: TheMattinator on September 02, 2020, 02:28:42 pm
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.

I think it's a useful skill, even if the applications are rather limited :')

I doubt a sword would be very useful in a gunfight.
Unless you are close enough to melee him.

Wow we're at the shooting phase now? I thought we were still stabbing!
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: coolstolSE on September 02, 2020, 02:41:02 pm
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.

I think it's a useful skill, even if the applications are rather limited :')

I doubt a sword would be very useful in a gunfight.
Unless you are close enough to melee him.

Pfff, a real man will just deflect the bullets with the sword
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Cle Leftwrite on September 02, 2020, 04:31:03 pm
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.

I think it's a useful skill, even if the applications are rather limited :')

I'm not much of an athlete so competition is out, I could use it for acting, but I prefer really flashy fake sword fighting for that rather than any real technique. Though I suppose having a grasp on what really works could help with the flashy fake stuff that wouldn't work at all.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: coolstolSE on September 02, 2020, 04:51:24 pm
I really cant see any situation where knowing swordfighting is useful. Obviously doing it will improve your physical shape and balance and such but you can get that by practicing other skills that are actually useful outside of the sport
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on September 02, 2020, 11:04:17 pm
I kind of want to learn how to use some European swords (broadswords mainly), but I don't really have much use for that skill.

I think it's a useful skill, even if the applications are rather limited :')

I'm not much of an athlete so competition is out, I could use it for acting, but I prefer really flashy fake sword fighting for that rather than any real technique. Though I suppose having a grasp on what really works could help with the flashy fake stuff that wouldn't work at all.

Me neither, my only real physical activities are walking places and HEMA :') I do think learning to fight is a useful skill though - even if whatever way you learn has very limited applications, you have the mindset and maybe reactions for it from then
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on September 02, 2020, 11:05:27 pm
I really cant see any situation where knowing swordfighting is useful. Obviously doing it will improve your physical shape and balance and such but you can get that by practicing other skills that are actually useful outside of the sport

Hey, it can still be used as self-defence!
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: coolstolSE on September 03, 2020, 01:19:08 pm
I really cant see any situation where knowing swordfighting is useful. Obviously doing it will improve your physical shape and balance and such but you can get that by practicing other skills that are actually useful outside of the sport

Hey, it can still be used as self-defence!

Sure, if you carry a sword with you at all times
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Northman on September 03, 2020, 06:50:47 pm
I really cant see any situation where knowing swordfighting is useful. Obviously doing it will improve your physical shape and balance and such but you can get that by practicing other skills that are actually useful outside of the sport

Hey, it can still be used as self-defence!

Sure, if you carry a sword with you at all times

We can only dream  :cry:
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: MountainHiker on September 03, 2020, 10:31:45 pm
I really cant see any situation where knowing swordfighting is useful. Obviously doing it will improve your physical shape and balance and such but you can get that by practicing other skills that are actually useful outside of the sport

Hey, it can still be used as self-defence!

Sure, if you carry a sword with you at all times

While it's true that most people wouldn't have swords readily accessible during a self defense situation, it's not outside the realm of possibility for someone to have access to a stick of some sort. A broom or mop handle, a walking stick, or any other relatively swordesque item can be used with great effect by someone who is trained with the sword.

Also, a lot of sword training systems teach hand to hand techniques as well. Lots of disarming techniques, throws, and joint locks... Maybe not as intensely developed as something like aikijitsu or jujitsu, but still included in most curriculums.
Title: Re: Sword fighting
Post by: Hrafn on September 03, 2020, 11:29:56 pm
I really cant see any situation where knowing swordfighting is useful. Obviously doing it will improve your physical shape and balance and such but you can get that by practicing other skills that are actually useful outside of the sport

Hey, it can still be used as self-defence!

Sure, if you carry a sword with you at all times

While it's true that most people wouldn't have swords readily accessible during a self defense situation, it's not outside the realm of possibility for someone to have access to a stick of some sort. A broom or mop handle, a walking stick, or any other relatively swordesque item can be used with great effect by someone who is trained with the sword.

Also, a lot of sword training systems teach hand to hand techniques as well. Lots of disarming techniques, throws, and joint locks... Maybe not as intensely developed as something like aikijitsu or jujitsu, but still included in most curriculums.

Precisely! And well, learning the mindset is useful, and you already do other martial arts, versatility is always good