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    Real Swordfights

    Just a starter for a new thread here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Just a starter for a new thread here.

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    Sad and saddening.

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    Ever since the Golden Temple Incident (Amritsar) and the killing of Ghandi by the Sikh bodyguards, it MAY be time to seek some independence from Greater India.
    Recently 2 states were created so it is feasible for a Sikh nation to form. So much for Peace and Love of one's fellow man. om svasti siddham!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawali View Post
    Ever since the Golden Temple Incident (Amritsar) and the killing of Ghandi by the Sikh bodyguards, it MAY be time to seek some independence from Greater India.
    Recently 2 states were created so it is feasible for a Sikh nation to form. So much for Peace and Love of one's fellow man. om svasti siddham!
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    Not Ghandi-please it's Gandhi.
    India is one of the most diverse societies anywhere. Yet it's young democracy has survived many challenges since 1947.
    The recent fracas at the Temple was between the administrators of the temple and a small group that demanded greater voice
    in the proceedings.
    Indira Gandhi made a big mistake at the temple, then things settled down. The Sikh element in the Indian army is huge.
    A young and huge democracy can be noisy and bend without breaking.

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    Apparently, they've forgotten how to use swords they've become ceremonial for too long.
    Old men flailing.

    Not that I want anyone hurt, in which case, it's probably better that such stubborn ignorance not be skilled or blindly successful in acts of violence.
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    Sword fight in Dubai

    Four arrested for sword fight in Dubai hotel
    Amira Agarib/Principal Correspondent / 23 February 2015

    A security guard of the hotel in the Al Rigga area notified the police on Wednesday about the fight which started over an accidental physical contact outside the washroom of the hotel.

    Dubai - The Dubai Police have arrested four Arab suspects, including two Emiratis, in connection with a fight that left one of them seriously injured. The suspects, two of whom are Saudis, used knives and swords in the fight that reportedly began over an accidental physical contact outside the washroom of a hotel, the police said.

    Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation, said a security guard of the hotel in the Al Rigga area notified the police on Wednesday about the fight. A team from Al Murraqabat police station was dispatched to the site, where the suspects aged between 25-29 were found injured. They were rushed to Rashid Hospital.

    The interrogation of the injured Saudi revealed that the brawl started over an accidental physical contact outside the washroom of the hotel. “One of the suspects’ shoulders brushed with another. This led to an exchange of insults, followed by an argument and a fight,” Al Mansouri said.

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    Can anyone just pack swords at Dubai hotels?
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    A gauntlet. A real gauntlet!

    This is a story that might be well worth following here.

    13th April 2015
    “Let’s meet in Hyde Park one morning, with our swords”: a Polish prince challenges Nigel Farage to a duel

    A clash of swords.


    Janek Żyliński wants to use his war hero father's sword to fight Nigel Farage.
    Photo: YouTube screengrab

    By Anoosh Chakelian

    The election campaign has just taken an 18th-century turn for the better. A Polish prince, sick of Ukip’s denigration of eastern European migrants, has challenged Nigel Farage to a duel.

    It looks like a literal skirmish is on the cards at last for all us political commentators churning out tired military metaphors for the election campaign.

    Prince Janek Żyliński, son of Prince Andrzej Żyliński, who saved 6,000 Jews during the Second World War when he led a cavalry charge against the Germans in 1939, wants to draw swords with Farage in Hyde Park. Or, failing that, to challenge him to a “duel of words” in a TV debate if his “sword is a little bit rusty”.

    Here he is, saying “I’ve realised that what I now have to do is to stand up in defence of my people”, telling Farage that “enough is enough” and challenging him to a duel:



    “I would like us to meet in Hyde Park one morning, with our swords, and resolve this matter in the way that an 18th-century Polish aristocrat and an English gentleman would traditionally do. Are you up for it, Mr Farage?”

    An intriguing proposal. But I don’t know who Żyliński is calling an English gentleman.


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    machetes & pipes

    I think this counts, if just for the 2016 ttt. Plus it's Chinese school girls. There's a vid if you follow the link.

    Horrific footage shows dozens of schoolgirls hacking each other with machetes and steel pipes in massive brawl

    About 20 girls attacked each other in Xincheng County, China, on March 20
    Brutal fight which took place on a housing estate was captured on camera
    The two parties allegedly had a dispute on the internet leading to the brawl

    By CHLOE LYME FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 11:15 EST, 24 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:55 EST, 24 March 2016

    A dramatic video has emerged from China of the moment a gang of girls attacking each other with steel pipes and machetes.

    The huge fight - involving around 20 teenage girls - was captured on camera on March 20 in Xincheng County, Guangxi Province, reports the People’s Daily Online.

    Police are currently investigating the fight which is believed to be caused by a previous dispute on the internet between the two parties.

    They had huge steel pole, machetes and various other dangerous objects during the fight



    Vicious: A gang of around 20 girls attacked each with weapons on March 20 in Xincheng County, China

    The 80-second video shows the girls charging at each other armed with long steel pipes, machetes, sticks and other objects.

    There’s no holding back as they hit each other with full force around a housing estate.

    As the fight progresses, dozens of people of all ages stand around and look on. No one tries to break them up.

    According to the report, the police have said that this is an online dispute between girls related to gang war.

    The shocking moment was captured on cameras as the girls attacked each other at a housing estate

    It is believed they were fighting over men, the police are now investigating the fight



    Savage: The shocking moment was captured on cameras as the girls attacked each other at a housing estate

    In the video it is hard differentiate between the two sides, all of the girls seem to be hitting anyone who gets in their way.

    One girl wearing a grey tracksuit is holding a blade, she hits another girl with it whilst screaming at her. Shockingly people can be heard laughing in the background as this is happening.

    Others kick a girl to the ground then start whipping her with their weapons when she is on the floor.

    Someone is heard shouting ‘you are not my friend’ in Chinese, but it is unclear who exactly is saying this.

    Reportedly no one was seriously injured during the fight, and the case is under investigation.
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    sword vs. rod

    Not quite as good as swords, Chinese girls, and pipes, but whaddaya want from da bronx?

    Sword fight breaks out outside Bronx apartment building
    By Wilson Dizard June 27, 2016 | 3:54am


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    It was a real-life “Rumble in The Bronx” Sunday as two men faced off in a movie-style sword fight at the door to an apartment building — with one brandishing a foot-long blade and another a heavy metal rod.

    The broad-daylight drama started at about 11 a.m. at 1275 Edward L. Grant Highway in Highbridge when a man with an iron bar and no shirt came knocking.

    It’s not clear why he was there, as there was no police report made of the brief encounter.

    But the bar-wielding aggressor was greeted at the door by a rude surprise: a man gripping what looked like a small samurai-style sword.

    The shirtless man was not deterred, crouching into a defensive position as he waved his crude club.

    The sword-carrying man, meanwhile, used the door like a shield as both combatants swung at each other during the fight, which lasted about 15 minutes.

    It wasn’t clear to witnesses what the fight was about, but the shirtless man scampered off after he was cut on the arm. Witnesses said he vowed to return.

    Neither man seemed to be seriously hurt.
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    Why it's good to keep a sword behind the counter...

    Click the link for vid.

    Video: Sword-wielding robber meets match when cashier also has sword
    By Ken Haddad - Social Media Producer
    Posted: 11:11 AM, August 24, 2016
    Updated: 11:11 AM, August 24, 2016



    A sword-wielding robber was caught off guard when the cashier also happened to have a sword.

    A Pittsburgh cashier fought off the robbers, who eventually ran away after seeing his sword, according to WPXI.

    Police said the robber went behind the counter a pulled out a knife that was more than one foot long. That's when the cashier pulled out his own sword to defend himself.

    “He had a sword, so he just removed the sword and attacked him. Then when he hit the sword that the dude had in his hand -- my brother hit the sword -- he ran away,” said the brother of the cashier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Click the link for vid.
    That reminds me... my dad used to keep a big chef's knife under the counter at our grocery store.

    Most of the time it was used for trimming produce. But a few times he had to chase shoplifters out of the store with it when they refused to leave.

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    Jack Churchill never went into battle without a sword. He thought it unbecoming of a soldier to not use one.
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    ttt 4 2017!

    This is redundant to last year's post, but it's a better pic of the sword blade.

    Swordfight after man robs shop with sword – but shopkeeper pulls out huge scimitar
    Rob Waugh for Metro.co.uk Monday 22 Aug 2016 8:38 am


    Picture: KDKA
    A sword-wielding robber found himself fighting for his life after a shopkeeper pulled out a massive scimitar and fought back.

    The shopkeeper in Perry Market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was faced with the would-be robbers who had foot-long knives.

    Man charged with murdering girlfriend says she choked to death on his *****
    One aimed it at a customer while the second jumped behind the counter and threatened the clerk, demanding cash. But he refused to give in, instead taking out his own, much bigger sword.

    It’s not clear if he uttered Crocodile Dundee’s famous words ‘that’s not a knife, that’s a knife’.

    The shopkeeper’s brother, M C Hydare said, ‘He hit the sword that the dude had in his hand – my brother hit the sword – he ran away.

    ‘I just want to give a message to them: Don’t try this. You can have money in a better way. Not this. Please stay away. Go and find work somewhere.’
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    Oh Canada

    Good to know...

    It's now no longer illegal to challenge someone to a duel in Canada


    Image: Victor Moussa / Shutterstock

    Eric Zimmer Jun 07, 2017 2:50 pm

    If you demand satisfaction and need to settle a score in the form of a good old-fashioned duel, a recent decision by the Canadian government may be of welcome news.

    This week, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, introduced legislation meant to update and modernize the criminal justice system.

    The proposed legislation “would amend or repeal a number of provisions in the Criminal Code in order to ensure they are compliant with the Charter, and to make the law more relevant in our modern society,” a government release said. “Several Criminal Code offences that were enacted many years ago… are no longer relevant or required today.”

    Among the changes? Challenging someone to a duel.

    It’s safe to say this is a timely update to the code and that “many years” might be an understatement.

    While duel challenges were issued infrequently during Canada’s early settlement years, historical records show that the last duel where someone died was in 1838, in what is now the province of Quebec. However, the total number of duelling incidents in what eventually became Canada only numbered around 300 between the mid 1600’s and 1948.

    Duelling wasn’t the only oddball amendment to Canada’s criminal justice system. Some of the other repealed Criminal Code offences include:

    Advertising a reward for the return of stolen property “no questions asked” (section 143);
    Possessing, printing, distributing or publishing crime comics (paragraph 163(1)(b));
    Publishing blasphemous libel (section 296);
    Fraudulently pretending to practise witchcraft (section 365); and,
    Issuing trading stamps (section 427).

    Now, in no way are we condoning any sort of violence against others, but if you find yourself at the receiving end of a glove slap, don’t say we didn’t warn you.


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