2016: Broadsword: Movement Patterns

Videos from HEMAC Dijon 2016, recorded by Jason Carthes.

The use of the Scottish basket-hilted broadsword seems relatively simple a first glance – there are only a few cuts, a few guards, and a couple of items of footwork. People can learn the basics of broadsword very quickly. However, to become effective with this weapon, there are a lot of other skills that need to be learned, including the ability to set up movement patterns and then break them at your leisure. This lesson will look at some of these patterns and suggest ways to fight more skilfully, even with a simple weapon system.