Sword Play








Padded Weapons Training

Unique, Fun, Sweat-Enducing, and Mostly Safe…..

These are some of the keywords that sums up training with specially designed foam weapons. My padded weapons of choice are made by Action Flex.   I would like to share my experiences with Modern Fencing, Capo Ferro, Italian Rapier, German Longsword, and some Gladiatorial Combat.  Other weapons that are covered are Escrima, Knife and Staff.

ActionFlexTM padded weapons are designed to allow students to spar and train at 100% of their strength and speed. Now training can capture all the rigors of the full-contact experience. They feature the non-slip, Sure-Grip impact handle and shock absorption. The ActionFlexTM weapons line includes escrima sticks, staffs, knives, nunchaku, swords, headgear and gloves that are all made in America with the finest and strongest materials available. ActionFlex was created by Shihan Dana Abbott.

To start freshening up on your Historical Weaponry, please visit the following links:

ARMA: The Association of Renaissance Martial Arts – Manuals
: Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts – Resources