Charge!—The best guards for running into battle

This might not be something you think of immediately when you start any kind of historical fencing. Most sparring takes place in duels between two people. You start off at a nice, safe distance from each other and then step into measure when you're ready. Group combat is fundamentally different. If you don't reach the … Continue reading Charge!—The best guards for running into battle

Viking shields—how did they fight with them?

It doesn't matter if you're watching the last few episodes of Vikings in Australia or counting down the days for series 2 of The Last Kingdom in Britain, there's one thing I bet is niggling away at the back of your mind: how did they really fight with those shields? Now for something like this … Continue reading Viking shields—how did they fight with them?