Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.


This team researched the traditions and techniques of medieval martial arts in Europe. After developing a detailed research document based on studying historical manuscripts and modern interpretations of the techniques for armored and unarmored combat, the team produced a video documentary for the Higgins Armory Museum. Approximately fifteen minutes in length, this documentary combines historical sources with modern reconstructions to present the purposes and techniques of wrestling, sword, staff, and armored combat to visitors at the Higgins Armory.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts