Swordsmanship or sword fighting refers to the skills of a swordsman. That is a person versed in the art of sword.
Martial arts teacher say that there is no more such thing as sword fighting. There is only fighting, and sometimes, you happen to have a sword.
But the skill is not forgotten. Meenakshi Raghavan from southern India practices martial arts for more than 60 years. She is now older than 70 years, and teaches sword fighting to young girls. She learned the skill at the age of seven. Her father took her to a local fighter.
Since 2009, she holds classes in Vatakara teaching girls how to defend themselves against attackers.