Ironside Medieval Combat teaches both armored sword fighting and unarmored sword fighting. We cover multiple different styles from Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), to fully armored steel fighting, to escrima (a form of Filipino sword and stick fighting). We teach all these styles to give the full experience and range of skills a medieval knight would have. A knight might not always have time to get into his armor when the enemy is at the gate.
On our Ironside YouTube channelwe have created a couple of playlists dedicated to escrima training. As you watch these videos picture how effective and devastating these techniques would be if they had swords in their hands instead of training sticks.
Stockton Multi Style Escrima Training Videos
Our first playlist are training videos all dedicated to Stockton Multi Style Escrima. These videos were filmed and organized by Ironside Instructor Master Nelson Pinto. There are 9 videos in this playlist. If you would like to learn more about Stockton Multi Style Escrim please visit their webpage – https://www.stocktonmultistyle.com/
Escrima to Sword and Shield
Our second featured playlist are videos translating Filipino sword fighting to medieval sword and shield techniques. There are a lot of resources for Longsword with well developed curriculums and teaching methods. There isn’t nearly as much resources for learning and mastering sword and shield. Escrima has a unique history. It is a living fighting style that evolved from medieval sword fighting. We are taking the modern style and reverse engineering it to find new and better ways to fight with a sword and shield. Our goal was to address two issues. The first what do these techniques look like when a right handed fighter faces a left handed fighter. This problem occurs often in medieval sword fighting communities. The second how will these techniques work with longer sword and shield. There are 5 videos in this playlist.
Online Training Opportunities
I love sharing all of my tips and training philosophies with the world. If you love watching them and learning from them consider sharing that love. I have created several Patreon Tiers dedicated to the different fighting styles taught at Ironside Medieval Combat. These classes are broken down by topic to give you the most savings possible allowing you to focus only on the skills you are most interested in. It also helps support Ironside Medieval Combat so we can continue to get more training equipment, further our curriculum, and get a better location. Click on the link below and become a subscriber!
Be Sure to Support us on Social Media! #ironsidemedievalcombat
With all the exciting things happening this year, we would love to share this amazing training with our community to help inspire a love for martial arts. You can help support these programs by following and sharing our various social media pages. There is a Facebook Page, Instagram Account, and YouTube Channel dedicated to Ironside Medieval Combat. Check out these pages, share them, talk about them, and together we can make Martial Arts an inspiration for generations yet to come.