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ROMAN LEGIONARY GLADIUS TRAINING

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I would like to thank Sword Master Anthony DeLongis (Actor and sword fight choreographer for the Highlander Series) for his kind comments on this video. "Good job on the video. Very simple, clear, direct and specific. Thanks for your research and for taking the time to present the info." Anthony DeLongis Anthony offers sword training at the below website. http://www.delongis.com/indalo/Home.html References: Romans of Britain http://www.romanobritain.org/ Legio IX Hispana http://www.legioix.org/index.php?page=20 Roman Army Talk (RAT) Forum http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/index.html The Roman Legionaries adapted their tactics based upon the enemy and the environment that they were fighting in over the centuries. The Legionaries fought in both open and closed formations depending on the battle...each battle was different as were the tactics. The Scutum /Gladius training techniques were developed to complement the fighting formations. Although there aren't any definitive historical accounts of specific training techniques, a degree of common sense and "experimental archeology", can be used to fill the gaps. The following material is based on my own research and self-study on the Gladius training of the individual roman legionary...... Topics: I. Roman Legionary Equipment and the Gladius Roman Military Equipment Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzTt2uKUhYk Roman Battle Tactics Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePkVpYCgnq8 II. Combat Stance and Drawing the Gladius III. Thrust Attack Techniques IV. Target Areas of the Body V. Individual Pell Drills without Scutum VI. Individual Pell Drills with Scutum LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The Military History is 4 Me sword review videos are for academic study only and is in no way a recommendation to use a sword for backyard cutting or any techniques demonstrated in the videos. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to receive proper training from a qualified instructor before attempting test cutting as SWORDS ARE NOT TOYS and the hobby/sport of Backyard cutting or improper techniques can potentially result in severe permanent injuries or even death. Despite all precautions being taken, unexpected accidents can and DO happen and it is the responsibility of the viewer to exercise common sense and respect for the blade at all times. The Military History is 4 Me and it's creator and affiliates are NOT responsible for the abuse or the improper application of the information contained herein, nor is it responsible for injury, loss of health or loss of life.