This is a short list with no stats (those might be in a later to be released PDF) of some of the many fighting styles on Midrea
Sword and Buckler:This is the ubiquitous form of personal self defense
Weapon and Shield: Common style pretty much everywhere where armor is expensive.
The Vara method of systematic unarmed/armed fighting. Kind of like a mix of Combat Wrestling and London Masters of Defense
7 Elements Fighting:
Mostly sword, spear and shield work based around the elemental philosophy that pervades my game world
Flashy unarmed/stick form that is disguised as a dance. A little like Jo-Jitsu and Wu-Shu and Capoeira blended
12 fold path swordmanship:
Kind of like a Westernized Kenjutsu /Longsword Mix. The practitioners are known for their excellent swords with the dodecahedral pommel nuts
Speed Fighting: Knife and unarmed skills from the South
Shou Stick Fighting. Basically comprehensive Escrima in most respects
Knife and Buckler. A Narja style where long knives are used in place of swords as swords are illegal.
Greatsword Fighting. A popular style for big men.
Pollaxe Fighting. Likewise
Sama-Dob > A mix of Sumo and Boxing with a few kicks from the Islands.
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