As some of you may know, I do armored combat. I fight in heavy armor with a rattan sword. For the most part it's quite fun, but this wasn't so much.

Yesterday we did some "sword drills". Or more accurately, stood around as human punching bags while the person we were paired with practiced sword shots on us (and vice-versa) for more than an hour. Which, there's a big difference between standing around while getting hit and actually fighting someone. Having fought this particular person before, I'm fast enough that he usually can't get a full hit on me.

I don't personally have...
Read More