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Ernest Emerson Podcast

Aug 28, 2018

John Clements is a leading authority on historical fencing and the world’s foremost instructor of Medieval and Renaissance fighting methods. As a long-time Western martial artist who has been studying historical fencing since 1980, John is the most prolific writer on the subject of historical fencing. He has practiced European cut-and-thrust swordplay and for more than thirty years, taught in 17 countries, and researched arms and armor on four continents. He instructs both nationwide as well as internationally and (since 2005) from his one-of-a-kind private facility, Iron Door Studio, based outside Atlanta, Georgia. This Fall John Clements will co-host a show about weapons on the History Channel.

John and Ernest discuss:

Western Military Methods

Western Martial Arts

Science of Defense

Medieval Fighting Arts

The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts (ARMA)

The Renaissance

Evolution of Plate Armor

Judicial Combat

Bruce Lee

Samurai vs Medieval Soldier

Johannes Liechtenauer

Samurai Swords, Scimitars, Long Swords


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