A while ago there was a thread on sword arts. They were some good examples but the the teachniques seemed to be based on a block counter format. I recently saw a document called "reclaiming the sword" which featured sword enthusiasts and their fighting methods. A very interesting take on what tradional swords arts with techniques taken from tradional manuals.
im afraid I can post a link because I live in China. But it is well woth a look
I was hoping to learn a couple things about self-defense, awareness, what have you... I haven't learned much that is very useful, but it's still a great book, very interesting, and providing insights about how things used to be during WW2.