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Realistic Historical Sword Fighting

Shoutout to the fuckwits who think longswords were all about random hacking and slashing.

1: yup. Here’s a toast to the douchebags. lol

2: Those are hand and a half broads, not longswords.

3: The trust… damn. Full tilt sparring like that with live steel is terrifying enough without the weapons being fucking broadswords. Well played.

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Suit Me Up: High-Tech Battle Armor For A New Wave Of Weapon-Based Fighting Championships

This is the Lorica, a new suit of high-tech armor designed by the Australia based company Unified Weapons Master. The suit is packed with sensors so combatants can beat the shit out of each other with weapons without doing any serious damage. Weird, I thought doing damage was like, the point of fighting tournaments. Don’t stop till you can see the bone, that’s my motto.


It’s made from a blend of lightweight, flexible materials and comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a point-of-view camera, a microphone and 52 pressure sensors that send data to an external computer program.


The idea? To let martial artists compete at full speed with weapons in much the way bare-fisted fighters currently do in mixed-martial arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


The video links are seriously incredible 

Can’t help but be impressed with this

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