• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.


Anybody from Didcot to Kineton .........
If youre bored this weekend and interested in how swords were really used in Europe from the 1300's to 1900. The British Federation for Historical Swordplay has its annual contest this weekend at the Gosford and Kidlington Leisure centre near to Oxford. (These people are not reinactors but train and fight using the original European manuals)

Punching, kicking, and throws are taught concurrent with using the sword (if they get close enough.)

Ladies are most welcome , last year some of the guys were glad they had there cricket box on.

The event closes on Sunday afternoon with three contests:

Longsword ( like Aragon in Lord of the Rings)
Single stick (Backsword -( English civil war)/ scottish braodsword basket hilted sword)
Rapier (Three Musketeers type weapon)

There is also a class on English quaterstaff ( No Robin Hood or little John).

Details and programme can be found at :


Military application - some groups practice pugulism ( bare knuckle boxing /wrestring) - any body who wants to learn how to hit with a riot stick would find it useful.

Latest Threads