Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness experts can help with Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, Yoga, etc. Meet martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.
Page Revision Date - 27 May 2015 18:06
Historical Fencing - Martial Arts Focused On Sword Fighting
Whereas most people consider martial arts as only unarmed combat, traditional martial arts training covered all types of self-defense including sword techniques (i.e. fencing).
Fencing today is mainly an Olympic-style sport. However, there are a growing number of growing sub-styles such as historical fencing and classical fencing that focus on fencing as a true martial arts. These types of fencing emphasize sword fighting as a form of self-defense versus as a sport. Therefore, some students practice techniques such as arm locks, use of the pommel as a weapon, disarms, etc.
Historical fencing covers sword fighting over wide time frame (i.e. the middle ages until the late 19th century). In contrast, classical fencing emphasizes "fencing as it was practiced in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries".
Demonstration of "Classical Fencing"
Techniques Used In Historic Fencing
Black Belt Wiki Community
Highly Rated Posts on the Wiki Community
Recent Wiki Community Posts
Holiday Gifts - Martial Arts Books from Amazon
At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these Amazon links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!
Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
Search Wiki for Martial Arts Techniques & Topics