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The Medieval Wounded Man: Common wound locations and treatment

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History | 0 comments

Wound treatment was a serious consideration for medieval doctors.  Battlefield...

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Fact-checking fight-books: comparing historic injury patterns to strikes in modern European sword arts

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Featured, History, Weapon Analysis | 1 comment

Are practitioners of modern Western (European or Renaissance) martial arts...

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Qing dynasty sabres – Exceptional weapons for Chinese soldiers

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Weapons | 1 comment

The Qing dynasty of China, sometimes called the Manchu dynasty,  lasted from...

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Cord, rope and combat

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Cord, rope and combat

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

The use of rope or cord on the battlefield is most often thought of in terms...

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Interview with a Jigen Ryu attack sword instructor

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Culture, Philosophy and Theory, Videos | 0 comments

“One cut, one kill… We have no defensive techniques. We...

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Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

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Some thoughts on spears and cutting: the universal weapon

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Spears are the universal weapon, and one of the earliest tools mankind...

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UK Royal Armouries YouTube series: “Behind the scenes at the Royal Armouries”

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Video Slider, Videos, Weapons | 0 comments

While conducting research for a number of upcoming articles, I ran across the...

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