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Re: Anatomy for Fighters 101

Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>

  >> Is there someone out there qualified/willing to teach a class on the
  >> physical effects of the blows that we are theoretically taking? What
  >> happens when a tendon is severred, etc? Giacomo???
  >Do you mean if the blades were real or the possible damage the rattan
  >sticks/epees/whatever can inflict. Any of the tools we use "as is" is
  >capable of messing up a tendon if either the attacking force or the 
  >armor is wrong.

Don Tivar Moondragon of Ansteorra teaches a class on cutting pressure of
sharpened steel blades on human flesh, along with some hands on
demonstrations... Don't get too excited (:-).  His homework showed that coroners
use well-soaked rawhide to simulate the cutting pattern of flesh, and that is
what he uses.

Very interesting stuff.

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