Learning Armizare, or, where can I do all that cool stuff?

With Pen and Sword

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Most frequently asked question:  Where can I learn to do all that stuff?

If you don’t care about my discourse on how various simulations of pre-modern sword combat work or don’t work, skip down to the bold type.

This blog article will endeavor to provide you with a spectrum of answers.  In the process, I plan to say some things which I view as obvious, but I’m going to guess that others will find them controversial.

So, really, the question I am very frequently asked is ‘Where can I learn to fight like the knight/be a knight/do that reenacting thing you do.’  There’s a corollary question, too; ‘I live 200 kilometers from the nearest city; I live in Iowa; I live in Alberta… how do I learn…’

This question needs to be broken down.  And in this blog, I will give an answer; several answers.  But I want to look…

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