I don't have to, I would never carry a sword!! It's always a cane/stick.This is why any blade training I do, I think of that dull training weapon as if it's real. I don't want to get into habit of grabbing things I shouldn't. If I trained escrima then I would have to decide if the stick is a stick or if it's a training sword. The movements for both are the same and my body would become confused if I trying to see the stick as both. My brain just doesn't have the ability for that.
From watching all these videos, seems like winner or loser, nobody comes out clean. Just more cuts or less cuts. It's not like movies the winner comes out untouched. I guess that's where body armor was used back in the days.