Guy Windsor's Swordschool

Movie Swordfights Results!

Published 4 months ago • 1 min read


you may recall I promised to share the results of the call for the best historical swordfights on screen that I put out a few weeks ago. So far we have over 80 responses. There is no sensible way to share them in an email, so I've created a blog post with links to the form, and with the current results attached as a downloadable csv file. You can find the post here:




Guy Windsor's Swordschool

Dr. Guy Windsor is a world-renowned instructor and a pioneering researcher of medieval and renaissance martial arts. He has been teaching the Art of Arms full-time since founding The School of European Swordsmanship in Helsinki, Finland, in 2001. His day job is finding and analysing historical swordsmanship treatises, figuring out the systems they represent, creating a syllabus from the treatises for his students to train with, and teaching the system to his students all over the world. Guy is the author of numerous classic books about the art of swordsmanship and has consulted on swordfighting game design and stage combat. He developed the card game, Audatia, based on Fiore dei Liberi's Art of Arms, his primary field of study. In 2018 Edinburgh University awarded him a PhD by Research Publications for his work recreating historical combat systems. When not studying medieval and renaissance swordsmanship or writing books Guy can be found in his shed woodworking or spending time with his family.

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