Yeah I got blisters on my hands, skin dropping off like Micheal Jackson’s Thriller… My forearms, biceps and triceps did hurt a little…
But my lower back is in absolute agony! 😆
Two options… standing up straight, or lying down on a concrete slab (fitting really).
I spoke to my instructor today… he’s ready to teach me everything he knows, introduce me to those who may be more skilled than himself… not just Medieval sword fighting, but Tudor one armed ‘fencing’ (as poncey as it looks, still as deadly).
Three main disciplines to HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) sword fighting… And it’s much like ‘hand to hand combat self defence’. They all arrive at essentially the same conclusions and concepts, the human body is only capable of doing such… In regards to historical Medieval sword fighting, many of the differences are ‘cultural’… 😆… Check this! (Not being racist)
Germans where very attack, get the job done as efficiently as possible, get out, style of sword fighting.
Italians where very sly.
English sword fighting was very progmatic… headbutts, knees, elbows… anything it took to win the fight, sword fighting style. (I am English born remember!)
I’m wrong about the average historical, one on one dual, being 13 seconds… It was probably shorter… 6 seconds?
It’s all from the hips once again! 😃 The hips dont lie baby! ☺️ Always is.
Core muscles… and lower back.
My God! All God’s, the old and the new… My fucking lower back is absolutely killing me! Not my hands or my forearms… My lower back.
(maybe rotating the upper body to much, but still?)
I’m gonna master this, and become one of the best in the world… watch! 😆