In the last few years producers of HEMA equipment have been popping up left and right. Our hobby is growing, and more and more people are investing time and effort to make equipment specifically for it. This year I went … Continue reading Pike Armory Rapier Review – much more of a “sword”
And we are up to the third Video Digest so quickly! Well, the holidays are coming up and I am expecting next week’s HEMA videos will dry up. So for the last week of 2018 I will make a selection … Continue reading Video Digest #3 – New schools, tourneys and sparring experiments
Since this summer, Broadsword Academy Manitoba instructor Jay Maas has been working on an event for February 2019. True to the simplicity and straightforwardness of that weapon, it is called “Broadsword 2019”. The event will be held on the 9th … Continue reading How to ask and receive in HEMA
Any tournament organizer will tell you a ruleset needs to be tested. It may look great on paper, but before real fencers run through it, you cannot really know its flaws. Most tourneys in HEMA today are tested internally, by … Continue reading The Minsk tournament – tested in Italy
And boom, it’s another week. HEMA videos pop up all over the place, all the time. Here is this week’s selection. And remember, if you have a channel and publish cool HEMA videos, write to me and tell me, I’ll … Continue reading Video Digest #2 – Sparring modes, staff and steps
I wanted to make this perfectly. It will never happen, of course, but I wanted the first one to set a standard, at the least. A standard for what you should come to expect. 10 days after Swordplay 2018, I … Continue reading Swordplay 2018 – the full report
The year is coming to its end, and as much as I hope to see new HEMA books before the end of the month, I prefer to make a list of the publications that came out during 2018 early. That … Continue reading 2018 – The Fiore Year in Books? Almost.
Some people act like hand sniping is some crappy, fake, or sporty swordsmanship approach. No, you cannot just cut the hand from the safest distance possible! After all, damaging your opponent while keeping you safe is not what fencing is … Continue reading Love to handsnipe? Go get yourself a Handhunter trophy.
The day has come – the first HEMA video digest of the past week is here. Every week, on Saturday, you will get a selection of the most thoughtful, interesting, educational or simply fun videos in the HEMAsphere from the … Continue reading Video Digest #1: Sparring and how to deal with pompous know-it-alls