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Is fencing IST approved?
Yes. Been fencing epee since 12 years. Shit is basically tennis mixed with karate.
i fenced epee for 7 years before i quit it was okay
overall just too expensive of a sport. shame cause nowadays it wouldn't be an issue for me but i've lost interest since then
Not if it doesn’t keep those pokey motherfuckers off your lawn
Causes massive imbalance and is just "make light shine first" instead of actual practical fencing
You’re right about the imbalances tho. Just lift and you’ll be fine. And you’re actually stupid if you think it’s as reductive as make light go on first. That’s like saying soccer is make ball go in net. If you aren’t shit at the sport, you know that it’s more complicated than that. But being shit and being stupid is to be expected from someone who says and believes in ”practical fencing”
>make ball go in net
Exactly, it's fun but stupid and impractical.
Almost every fighting "sport" is better in every conceivable way than "make light go" and "ball in net" games.
I'm sorry you chose to be really good at nothing that actually matters.
>he thinks roughing up some monkeys in his brief visit in this plane actually matters
Good job, bro, you punches and suplexes will echo through eternity.
>nonsensical ruleset ruins sport
many such cases
HEMA is cool too, just got to worry about finding a good school. Good workout if you find a place you can fence against people that are actually fit
Armored HEMA combat is the IST approved playground any other form of HEMA combat is just larping.
> Oh yes, I so would like to experience suffocating from lack of air inside a medieval helmet that's supposed to protect me from having my skull bashed in by a medieval torture device, sign me on.
wrestling in armor is pure kino and I recommend every anon try it.
judo throws during armored combat to mog others.
tfw broke a couple toes from a random osotogari when stickfighting.
What about blossfechten is just larping? It might come back to the school/club you go to. I've done both harnisch and bloss and they'll both wear your ass out. Fighting in armor ends up in wrestling a lot but some unarmored stuff also goes to wrestling often. Especially when it comes to shit like messer or dagger
nta but if you aren't following the manual exactly its basically just larping and I feel that happens a lot.
That's kinda a weird take but i can understand it from that view. I see hema as a martial art where you are learning to fight with different weapons. We've got a lot of manuals and we do study&practice plays out of them, but when it comes to sparring a lot of techs work with different swords with similar profiles. Sure you use a messer and a side sword differently at times but you still end up going into a bogen type guard to defend an overhead strike and quickly counter attack with both often enough.
>I see hema as a martial art where you are learning to fight with different weapons
I agree with everything else but this. "hema" should just be the historical use of the weapons and how to fight against that use. Otherwise, yeah, I agree and try to train like its always a deathmatch with weapons, and those usually look similar.
>Oh yes, I so would like to experience suffocating from lack of air inside a medieval helmet that's supposed to protect me from having my skull bashed in by a medieval torture device, sign me on.
This but unironically
>Hear about armored combat when I was young
>Looks fun as fuck, want to do it for years
>Move to a large city
>Meet local (and only) chapter
>Guy running it is arrogant as fuck and never has shit together on time so I never know if I'm early of if they're even practicing that day
>Rib golem co owner constantly goes on and on about SJW shit on social media
>They do pretty well in comp, but you know, perks of being the only chapter in a large city with a huge pool of potentials vs smaller chapters
Is there a group of bros out there that like the tussle and aren't colossal gays? It shouldn't be this hard.
i love hema but it's infested with fat cunts larpers and it's the weapon based ma equivalent of bjj.
best hema fencers all have a bg in sport fencing btw, dudes show up never having held a longsword and fucking people up who've been training in "muh fiore" or "muh lichtenauer" for 10+ years and make them seethe to no end.
many such cases.
I've been fencing foil for 9 years, and it's really one of the things that keep me going. You'll get good reflexes and good strengh in your legs, though you're not really going to help yourself if you're jacked
Epee only no shirt final D.
if you're a sabre
I enjoy watching fencing but i'm an old boomer now (30+) and getting into it is expensive, like $200+ for like one lesson a month. not to mention the equipment costs
Just Learn Hema you gay
All these meme stances when all you need to do is just hold the center line and let the twinkle toes gay spear himself.
how dare you call Fiore dei Liberi stances memes, you uncultured swine
the fact that one of the moves is "just grab his sword and stab him lol" shows how useless all these are
when you try to do all this fancy shit instead of just fucking hitting him you don't have any momentum and can't get through even light padding.
Yeah, you probably know better than people who lived in a time when sword duels were commonplace, random anonymous internet man.
Imagine if in the future people will say americans clearly knew about healthy eating way more than the people in the future simply because they americans lived at the time
your logic is absolutely retarded.
They people who won the duels didn't read these gay manuals, they learned from fighting and training. Anyone can make up some bullshit to write and then try to sell it to some dumbass and then have retards in the future see it and go "look! everybody did this!"
"all that fancy shit doesn't work, just fucking hit him" used to "proven" by early UFC shows, until it was disproven by later ones. Gentlemen in that time actually realistically faced the possibility of fighting in a sword duel. Their whole function in society was as the backbone of the military. You modernfags who probably live in places where you can be jailed for punching someone think you know better for what reason, exactly?
>Gentlemen in that time actually realistically faced the possibility of fighting in a sword duel.
And the modern american has to deal with food nutrition daily to feed themselves, must mean all americans right now are experts on nutrition.
I doubt the guy writing manuals and trying to peddle them to naive princes was ever in a duel. The guys who were in duels would be hired to show people how to fight in person.
On what basis do you assume that?
On what basis do you assume that because someone wrote a book at a certain time that he is an undisputed authority?
he trusts the experts, he trusts the book of god, he trusts authority because he is a peasant and others know better than him.
Gay. Pokey pokey sword fighting while twitching around like a spaz in a hot stinky suit surrounded by snooty kids. Just surf or something if you want a chad "sport". Soccer/Boxing if you want a true IST sport.
>waggling a flaccid blade at other dudes
moron-tier shitfuckery. Lift weights
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