Chicago Swordplay Guild on the march

The 2010 Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago included more than just the usual festive floats and marching bands. This year the Chicago Swordplay Guild, a live steel fighting organization, took part. WGN Television offers a video clip of their participation.

From the Guild's website:

Since 1999, the Chicago Swordplay Guild has offered students a chance to study historical European swordplay, grappling and armoured combat in an organized curriculum. Introductory classes run in an on-going rotation of 12 week sessions, at a variety of venues within and around the city, and on-going, in-depth training at the Guild’s official home, Pulaski Park Auditorium, Chicago. We also have a study group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a branch school in Denver, Colorado.