Modern day female longsword expert wins the The Longsword Competition at the World Invitationals.
Trained in European martial arts as she puts it (When you think ‘martial arts’ it usually brings up images of Far East fighting styles, so this was interesting to hear European sword fighting described in this way), and using swords that she herself designed (specifically for her style of fighting and longsword competition), Samantha Swords is a girl after my own ‘Geek’ heart.
See her video interview above complete with sword play demonstrations and training.
Legendary Amazons movie posters!
I thought this would be good reference for me as well as some other people!
Did not draw this, this is page 394 of Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
- With Samantha Swords, winner of the open longsword competition in Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament
- Photography by Rey Alabastro
- Armour by Shari Finn
Copyright: © Rey Alabastro Photography, 2013
Source: via Samantha Swords
Ryumako + tumblr posts
Rare still images from the opening credits of “The Master” aka “Three Evil Masters.”
bokken vs a long-sword
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Corndog: AGH! Don’t Eat Me! I’m terrible for the environment and you’d be contributing to a system that will lead to the ultimate destruction of trillions of dollars in infrastructure!
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