Just to add more here are more of their videos.
this one with multiple weapons http://www.youtube.com/user/DarkFury#p/u/3/phK_SJrzx3s
and this one for Michael C for the slowing downhttp://www.youtube.com/user/DarkFury#p/u/7/dSVuOYp37fw
Also for Andy, if you watch the second video there is plenty of vom tag (at the shoulder at least) and alber/nebenhut.
another reply though to your comment. These guys are wearing the hema specific fencing jackets from the time seller that everyone was so gaga over a few months back, also they aren't wearing anything super like lacrosse gloves, yet they are judiciously using a thumb grip, with steel swords no less, so they must have a confidence in each other and their defenses that I dont have even against people I fight and drill with regularly.
I agree its not the total art though but an important part none the less
So after watching these vids they are clearly sparring with intent. maybe not the same intent as the Polish or the GHFS but I certainly would feel uncomfortable being hit by them.
But it brings up an interesting question, I would never say anything bad about what Fetchshule Gdanks, or any of the schools in Poland was doing, and it seems from reading any how, that lots of people are coming around to see the validity in the way they fight. They are seemingly crazy brutal and fast. However many people have called them out on other forums for not using correct footwork or guards. In fact I can remember Jan having to defend their videos on several occasions. But one thing is abundantly clear. they win fights, against people in the community at large at least on home turf anyhow, so their technique is working in that setting. I would call what the polish do the long range fight.
But since I don't know anyone from america or anyone on this forum who has actually gone to fight Carlos or one of his students, how can anyone be sure that this sort of close range controlled fight doesn't work equally as well. Lichtenauer and Meyer both think it does.
and really if we are balking at the fact that they are using such small movements and actions to win against each other shouldn't we all be questioning our buffaloness? again just coming to their defense, since my groups focus is elsewhere atm but
figuring out what they are doing is going to be a big part soon
just my thoughts