||Knights of Veritas
combat presentations offer entertainment, excitement and enlightenment. It has only been in recent years that
modern translations and interpretations of surviving medieval combat manuscripts from the 1300s and 1400s have
otherwise lost authentic medieval combat arts accessible to modern practitioners.
Contrary to popular belief,
medieval swordsmanship was
intelligent and deliberate, taking advantage of natural physical laws such as geometry and leverage. The knights
of history fought with deadly and efficient arts, rather than the brute-strength battering most people are familiar
with from movies, television, games and other forms of media entertainment.
Violence is de-glamorized in Knights
of Veritas presentations, as audiences realize that wielding a weapon against another person is
not to be taken lightly, and that back then, just as today, using force carried both responsibilities and
|Drawing from historical techniques contained within
Knights of Veritas creates demonstrations of how and why the techniques work.
Authentic moves are choreographed for safety, first with a full-speed version given, followed by a slow-motion version of
the same movements with detailed explanations.
examples of unarmoured combat technique are demonstrated while wearing authentic medieval clothes accurate in both
materials and design.
Armour is then added to to illustrate what changes and what stays
the same when facing an armoured foe. Our audiences are compelled to think critically about what they
believe they've learned about medieval combat from entertainment sources such as movies and TV.
Safety is paramount for Knights
of Veritas, and it is always emphasized that the techniques demonstrated at our presentations are not to be
tried at home (or anywhere else)! Those who are interested in learning more are welcome to
visit Veritas Swordplay