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Combat Demonstrations

A main feature of our show events, are demonstrations of the use of medieval weapons and armour in combat. Admittedly, by their very nature, these are not authentic displays, as that would require attacking for vulnerable areas, and would result in dead opponents.

So the style we use is intended to give a flavour of the excitement of armed combat in the medieval world. Perhaps the result is closer to Hollywood than to Halidon Hill, but we have found that the public respond very well to our combats, afterall, it is what they are expecting to see. Having said that, some members of the team also practice Western Historical Martial Arts as interpreted from original medieval manuscripts of combat techniques (known as fechtbuchen), and we do incorporate some of these styles, forms and stances into our teaching.

Combat Demonstration: Photo © Ann Sherlock Combat Demonstration: Photo © Ann Sherlock