Longsword Fighting Techniques also known as Realistic Historical Sword Fighting

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0 1. cameramaster commented 6 years ago

I wonder how that style would fare against the Japanese Samurai fighting style? That would be interesting to see...two totally different styles.
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0 2. MakeTnotWar commented 6 years ago

After this video I feel I should play Witcher 2 again.
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+3 3. edz commented 6 years ago

2 well trained exsponents of a martial art nice to watch :) :) :)
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+2 4. urbaneagle commented 6 years ago

P1 wins... finish him
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+2 5. Malakyte commented 6 years ago

Best soundtrack ever! Can't get any more distortion... >:)
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+2 6. Noobeater commented 6 years ago

That'll come in handy......never
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0 7. Lasering commented 6 years ago

#5 Maybe it should be a little higher, one can barely hear it. </sarcasm>
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0 8. Optishock commented 6 years ago

#1 check this 0ut old but interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDkoj932YFo

:) :)
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+2 9. Thanos commented 6 years ago

#1 Probably the closest comparison to what you meant would be probably Realistic Historical Sword Fighting (European knight) vs. Iaido, or just generic Kenjutsu (Samurai).

On a battlefield, European knights were clad in a rather heavy suit of armour, with their swords not exactly diamond tough or *that* sharp, they were quite heavy and offered fair defensive capabilities... Most of their damage to one another would come in a form of a piercing attack or, much more often, a blunt trauma (sword to armour/to shield).
On the other hand, Samurai, while clad in a suit of armour, were still significantly more mobile and agile, but also far less protected than their European counterparts. Their weapon of choice was a blacksmith's marvel, both in toughness and in battlefield sharpness, but it was also rather light in comparison and offered little to no defensive capabilities. They dealt damage to one another by slashing, rarely by piercing strikes, but certainly not by bashing...

Now, it was "demonstrated" several times, that should the two weapons collide, the European sword would be likely cut off by the Japanese sword. That said, Japanese swords are far too light for the slashing strike to successfully pass through the knight's armour, or to deal significant enough blunt damage that way. Which basically means that the weapons would become next to useless, and the whole thing might be settled by armour clad punches, kicks and body slams vs. Jujutsu... and that is a different matter entirely. =)
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-2 10. LaoMa commented 6 years ago

#9: "European knights were clad in a rather heavy suit of armour"

A knight's full armor weighted only around 20-25 kg. That's actually a little less than the full samurai armor. Also, it's quite obvious, that slashing swords would have been completely useless against metal-armored target. I think the odds would have been strongly in favor of the European knight.

Weapons aside, one shouldn't underestimate the lack of experience either. The Japanese were isolated for a long time, making them very specialized at killing Japanese. As cool as the samurai are, they would have had hard time beating anyone outside their own country.