Sussex Sword Academy

Discussion in 'Historical European Swords and Sword Arts' started by Transk53, Dec 20, 2014.

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    Anybody in the UK have any experience of this club? Thanks.
    sussexswordacademy.org
     
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    I don't know them or anything about 'modern' weapons but it looks welcoming and the 'rule's of behaviour seem fair. I'd actually quite like to have a look at them, if the website is anything to go by and the blurb about their instructors I think it would be enjoyable. Far too far for me but I'd give it a go if I were nearer.
     
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    It does look good as say on the web site. Have always wondered just how heavy a broadsword or a longsword (which I think is Norman in origin, but maybe wrong there) is to swing. I imagine that they weigh more
     
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    than they look. Mods can you merge the posts please. Thanks
     
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    I certainly have no knowledge of the school/academy butt from looking at the site listed they seem to be very well organized and have a wide choice for the beginner to stat learning. If anyone ever gets a chance to visit or stuty I would love to hear their impressions of the actual training
     
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    Thinking about for next January, get the impression though that it could be expensive hobby.
     
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    I know what you mean. My husband has always wanted to do Kendo but even second hand the kit costs a lot so as our kids were young at the time he didn't do it. Now we are older and have the money he's not able to because of a back injury.
     
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    Bummer. A shame that something he wanted to do is still denied him.
     
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    This pretty much declares that this will ultimately be an expensive endeavour, but hey ho, it would not every day that you would get to learn how to wield a sword. Always wondered what it would be like to wield a battle axe, or even those glove type knives that Ray Winstone had in King Arthur with Clive Owen, amongst others in a excellent cast. There I go again, OFT. Where is that facepalm button again lol.

     
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    The school looks pretty decent. My only caveat is they seem to have a bit of a hodgepodge of sources for the longsword stuff. Meyer and Vadi are a bit far apart. What the heck, Vadi's cool and not a lot of people study it except as an accessory to studying Fiore. Worth the price of admission just for that really.

    Transk: The swords in question are all quite light. A typical longsword is 2.5 - 3.5 lbs, with longer versions reaching 4 lbs. A basket-hilted sword is about 2 lbs. Rapiers are also in the 2 lb range. Swords don't get into the 5-6 lb range until they become something like spadone or montante, which is about as tall as the wielder.

    Here's a video on the subject:



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    Thanks. The vid explains quite a lot more than just weights in way.
     

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