Inside the World of Longsword Fighting

Longsword enthusiasts are resurrecting ancient sword technique as a modern, organized sport, with timed bouts and complex rules.

Source: Copyright © 2014 New York Times

really cool! I wonder (assume) what impact this has on stage combat too, especially as it grows. Looks fun as hell, would love to learn (if but I had the time)


Anonymous asked:

Upon wondering what Iko Uwais' next project will be, I looked at the rumoured American remake for The Raid. So far Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) is attached to Direct. This is insulting right?

gutsanduppercuts answered:

It’s par for the course. I’m not exactly excited for the project but it could be a nice Hollywood actioner. Although, “The Expendables 3” was a fucking travesty of a film so I’m not entirely sold on the director either.
Taylor Kitsch is supposedly attached as the lead and…well…I don’t hate him nearly as much as everyone seems to. I actually like him in a few things.

Yayan Ruhian and Iko Uwais are on choreography duty so there’s that to look forward to. But, otherwise, there’s not that much I’m gung ho about when it comes to this one.

can the best choreographers in the biz save a project that is otherwise just a lackluster whitewash? I remain skeptical…