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September 20, 2013

Getting medieval in Danvers

Historic martial arts come to life in tournaments, clinics


The swords weigh between 2 and 6 pounds, depending on the material used to make them, and are swung at shoulder or head height.

The exhibition provides weapons for contestants to use, to ensure their quality, and in the early bouts only nylon swords are allowed. Fighters who advance to the later rounds are allowed to use steel swords, but these have dull edges.

Sunday is a good time for beginners to attend the exhibition, because classes will be offered on fighting techniques, Rose said, and vendors and schools will be present with information.

“The history is the driving force,” she said, “because curiosity is what’s driving us.”

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