Battle of nations

Discussion in 'Western Martial Arts' started by bigreddog, May 12, 2015.

  1. bigreddog

    bigreddog Valued Member

    Hi All

    Apologies if this has been done to death (maybe my search-fu is weak), but anybody here done any of these type of events? I fancy having a go, but would value opinions, and also any recommendations for very beginner training drills (just about the level of don't hold the pointy end)


  2. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    I don't see the point because the outcome would always be the same.

  3. bigreddog

    bigreddog Valued Member

    You have the correct!
  4. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    What type of opinion do you want?
    Is it representative of Western historical martial arts? No
    Does it look like loads of fun? Yes.
  5. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    What Sifu Ben said.

    And one actually would hold the pointy end when using a sword against armour, but I'm assuming that's illegal in BoTN. It's called a Mortschlag:

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  6. bigreddog

    bigreddog Valued Member

    Oh man, even my pointy end instincts are wrong! Yes, it does look fun which is why I fancy giving it a go.

    I have a few weeks before my first session, any recommendations on anything I can do to prep for it?
  7. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    Make sure you have good medical insurance! The MHB battles can be very intense, and the injury rate is quite high. I'm not saying don't do it. If I were 20 years younger I'd give it a go.
  8. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

    Ironically, your Redcoats would have said otherwise.

  9. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    Was that before or after we torched your whitehouse? :D
    Last edited: May 30, 2015
  10. bigreddog

    bigreddog Valued Member

    I think in that war it was in essence British colony versus British mainland. Either way - Brits win! :)
  11. bigreddog

    bigreddog Valued Member

    Had a little taster session of this yesterday - big fun! Smashing people with padded swords, throws, bit of an armour demo - cracking. Nice guys enjoying a bit of a scuffle - what else is free time for? :)

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