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Highland sword and targe fighting

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Cornfed
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Highland sword and targe fighting

Post by Cornfed » June 11th, 2019, 7:02 am

This is interesting because it seems to be an entire combat system based of a few simple rules with the rest being just practice. None of this overcomplicated Oriental stuff. Good practical white-guy common sense. No wonder the Scots were used as the shock troops of colonialism.





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Re: Highland sword and targe fighting

Post by Wolfeye » June 13th, 2019, 9:58 pm

I was wondering where the twist was! I've seen this before & it's an interesting video, but it's useful to keep in mind that the Asian stuff seems to have started off this sort of way (ex: not having things set up with preset moves that you have to remember in the heat of the moment, but probably won't because of that).

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