I have all the respect in the world for practitioner's of Western martial studies so the following questions are posed to help people get to the right sources: The bigger question and I am not saying this to begin an argument or be rude is are there "real" experts on medieval fighting? Meaning, if most of the information we have has been translated from manuscripts do they really understand what people did back then? If there are "experts" who are they? How did they become and expert in their system? The other major question is what lineages do we have that have been passed down for generations and did not need to be reinvented or revived from a manuscript? If you are training in the US or Europe where and who would be a good person to study with? Why? I pose the above for our general audience here so that informed members can give them ideas to pursue in this area of study!