- Freestyle fencing with the historical arsenal
Demonstrations and Interviews
There were people who raised concern that the RSW would have more air resistance than a sharp sword. Thus I conducted two tests to pit the sharp DS and No Remorse against their RSW version and compared the cutting speed.
There were people who think that using RSW to spar cannot do the same line control as the steel sword, since any impact feels different. I did a test side by side, with RSW katana and RSW longsword, as well as a hanwei katana and a windlass 15th century longsword.
I used the katana tip to hit the other sword, with single hand, since my other hand was holding the cam.
On the side to edge impact, it shows that it was exactly behaving the same. On the edge to edge impact, I screwed up the steel part since the windlass 15th century longsword has side rings. The katana's strikes get distracted by the side rings. Still one can see that the result is pretty close despite of that.
Thus using RSW to practice swordsmanship not only allow ones to Fa Ging in the strike but can simulate very well how a steel sword would do in safety.
Our Singapore distributor conducted a public sparring demo.
Realistic Sparring Weapons's part in RTHK program "Kung Fu Legend".
Realistic Sparring Weapons was featured on a local television program of TVB.
Our Battojutsu customers in Germany demonstrated sparring with RSW .
Russia-based new weaponry sparring sports Wespar was demonstrating with Realistic Sparring Weapons.
We were invited to perform a demonstration on German longsword swordsmanship. It was probably the first demonstration narrated in Chinese / Cantonese about this subject in the world. Lancelot Chan, Unicorn Poh and Zachary Au Yeung showed the effectiveness of German style longsword fighting to 40 attendees.
A highlight of the 5 master cuts from German Longsword system applied in full contact Freestyle fencing.
As a response to some swordsmanship practitioners who concentrate on delivering hard blows, here we made a video to investigate how hard one has to hit in order to inflict effective damage in unarmored combat and the difficulty in crashing through opponent's defense with hard blows.
Another Cable TV interview of our activity. Presented in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Haidong Gumdo crews Anthony Boyd, Lorne Oliver and Doug Lusby performing a demo using RSW.
The TV show of our part.
More sparring clips in Activities session.
Tom wore his steel gorget and gauntlets, thus hits to his neck and hands in the sparring were not counted. Lancelot wielded his Brescia Spadona RSW in German Sigmund Ringeck style to spar against Tom and his Brescia Spadona RSW as well as the combination of sword and shield .
Hugh vs Gunbuster, spear fight.
Gunbuster vs Kalun, spear fight.
Lancelot testing with a custom made basket-hilt sword against Alikool's Chinese Jian. The superiority of the basket hilt's design, which was practically a sword and shield combination wielded by one hand, was evident.
Rock and Dipsy dueled with Zulu war spear.
We installed a wireless camera behind Lancelot's cage and took footage of Realistic Sparring Weapons combat from a first-person perspective, showing the thrill only experienced when facing the opponent on the field.
Han vs Anthony Boyd, Haidong Gumdo style.
Oh vs Anthony Boyd, Haidong Gumdo style.
James and Graham sparred with different sword and shield combinations.
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