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And it isn't just that they're women, it's that they're 115 lbs. women beating up muscular men. It would be like showing a twelve year old boy beating up a college offensive lineman. It's so ludicrous.
As far as Game of Thrones, this guy is supposed to be one of the best fighters in the kingdom
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A sword(longsword) weighs only about 3lbs you don't need to be super strong to be proficient with it
A woman swordmaster isn't too far fetched since it's more about skill. However 115lbs
woman beating 240lb 6'4 strongman in hand to hand combat is kinda dumb.
What sword weighs three pounds? A cheap axe weighs five pounds and it has a wood handle.
Eh. Longsword style fighting does involve a heavy strength component, since the opponent would usually be wearing armor and carrying a shield. You also need to be pretty strong to carry all the armor and such yourself. If you're fighting an unarmed person, well...you're in good shape then.
Women could be decent at rapier/fencing style fighting. They usually aren't nearly as good as men at the same level for whatever reason, but I don't physically have an explanation for that. I sure wouldn't want to fence Mariel Zagunis, would definitely kick my ass even when I was still decent.
Longswords do only weigh about 3 lbs, but don't forget the blade is typically 4 ft long, so it does take a lot of strength to wield one due to the torque.
An epee only weighs ~2 lbs and most of that is the guard. It was always funny watching freshmen get too tired to hold onto the blade after a couple hours because they had weak puny hands.
if you are already using epee you should not have weak hand nor wrists since you probably have done at least 1 to 1.5 years of foil first.
That's my point. A rapier type weapon has much less weight, but it still takes strength and endurance to wield it. A longsword is going to much tougher due to the weight being in the blade.