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
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?