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Modern day female longsword expert wins the The Longsword Competition at the World Invitationals.

Trained in European martial arts as she puts it (When you think ‘martial arts’ it usually brings up images of Far East fighting styles, so this was interesting to hear European sword fighting described in this way), and using swords that she herself designed (specifically for her style of fighting and longsword competition), Samantha Swords is a girl after my own ‘Geek’ heart.

See her video interview below complete with sword play demonstrations and training…

Cool Alert – her description of the custom and very flexible fighting armor she had specifically designed for her is cool.

[via Fashionably Geek]

To learn more with regards to women during the Middle Ages and History, here are a couple of excellently rated resources for you to review!

Women in the Middle Ages
Women in the Middle ages corrects the omissions of traditional history by focusing on the lives, expectations and accomplishments of medieval women. The writing depicts women as powerful agents of change during these times through their contributions in the art, architecture and beyond. Learn more here.
The Most Powerful Women in the Middle AgesThe idea of a powerful woman in the Middle Ages seems like an oxymoron. Females in this time are imagined to be damsels in distress, trapped in a high tower, and waiting for knights to rescue them. But what if this image of medieval women is a complete fiction? It turns out that it is. Powerful female rulers fill the Middle Ages, from Anglo-Saxon queen Aethelflaed leading armies into battle with Vikings in the 900s to Byzantine Empress Theodora keeping the empire from falling apart during the Nika Revolts. Learn More here.

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