Links that lead to off-site pages about martial arts (MAs).
Aka modern fencing, collegiate fencing, Olympic fencing, and strip fencing.
Related to classical fencing, academic fencing (mensur), and rapier fencing.
Consists of 3 weapons: Foil (thrust only, target torso, right-of-way), Épée or Epee (thrust only, target all, no right-of-way, pronounced ay-pay), and Sabre (cut and thrust, target waist and above except hands, right-of-way).
The transition from stick to pole is roughly at 90 cm ~ 3 feet.
Regarding pole arms, George Silver recommended two particular lengths for pole arms: (1) long pole weapons ("short staff, half pike, forest bill, partisan, and gleve") should be roughly as high as you can reach plus the width of your grip, which comes to ~ 240 cm ~ 8 feet to ~ 280 cm ~ 9 feet.
(2) medium pole weapons ("battle axe, halberd, or black bill") should be roughly man height.
Sticks differ from clubs in that the latter are usually heavy and rely on bashing.
This section covers historical Recreationists, Revivalists, Reenactors, LARPs (Live Action Role Playing games), etc. Most of the videos that I've remembered to link to can be found on my channel at You Tube.
The historical periods cover range from Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, U. I had also set up the channel for the Chicago Swordplay Guild.
There are of course many other videos and channels at You Tube.
The videos that I'm going to list here are ones that are not at You Tube!