What is swordplay?

  • (noun): The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully.
    Synonyms: play

Some articles on swordplay:

Martial Arts Of Zhou Tong - Military - Eighteen Weapons of War - Swords
... Now he was giving a performance of his swordplay ... How did he play? How he did play? Ha! How could this be called swordplay! He looked like a snowball, as if he were totally wrapped in snow! He performed his swordplay extremely well!” The tale continues on to ... reads, "During Wu Song’s stay in the capital, he studies the swordplay of the 'Rolling dragon sword' from the senior master, Zhou Tong." ...
Historical European Martial Arts - Revival - Development of The Modern HEMA Community
... In 2000 The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts (ARMA) held the Inaugural Swordplay Symposium International conference and since 2003 has held the ARMA International Gathering every two to three years ... In 2003, the Australian Historical Swordplay Federation became the umbrella organization for groups in Australia, and an annual Australian Historical Swordplay Convention ...
Omnia (band) - Band Line-up - Previous Band Members
... flute and percussion) Saskia "Zaza" van Koningsbrugge (dance, percussion) Louis "Luka" Aubri (swordplay, didgeridoo, vocals, percussion) Mirjam "Ursula" van ...
Dugu Qiubai - Roles - The Smiling, Proud Wanderer
... Dugu's swordplay technique Nine Swords of Dugu (獨孤九劍) is featured in this novel ... This form of swordplay has nine forms, each of which can be used to defeat and overcome a certain type of attack ... Once the essence of the swordplay is grasped, the swordsman can use it in endless forms and variations, hence the swordplay is said to take no fixed sequence or pattern ...
Camillo Agrippa - Biography
... the inspiration for the Spanish school of swordplay (commonly referred to as Destreza) ... Agrippa is mentioned in the film "The Princess Bride" during the swordplay scene above the Cliffs of Insanity when Inigo and Westley (then dressed as the Dread Pirate ...