Another week, another Video Digest. When I scout the net for HEMA videos, I try to find weird and unusual stuff that is still useful and interesting. That is to balance a bit the more popular sources that most of … Continue reading Video Digest #8 – Cutting, spadroons, kendo and FMA
This is not a critique on HEMA manufacturers and their choices for how they name the products in the catalogues. Instead, it is a warning for new HEMA people for when they start shopping and some of the confusion that … Continue reading Model names in HEMA gear are nonsense
I am quite sure if Fiore, Liechtenauer, Meyer and all the rest of them had smartphones and YouTube accounts, they would film fencing like crazy… They did not, but we do! So, lets look at another week of great HEMA … Continue reading Video Digest #7 – Some buckler, some staff, and a full tournament!
Wiktenauer.com and Michael Chidester – for the few who might not know, he is the guy behind it – start the year with some good news. A new Liechtenauer compilation is in the making! Now, for some of you who … Continue reading New Liechtenauer compilation by Wiktenauer? Take my money!
In HEMA and martial arts, most of all, the journey is the destination. For serious practitioners, training is not just a hobby, it becomes a segment of your life. For us, this is like the perfect picture of our journey, … Continue reading I want to do HEMA like this guy does Judo
Another week, another Video Digest. This week we don’t have that much, but I have squeezed the Internet hard to bring you interesting and useful videos. You’ll notice some channels show up quite often. That is only because they make … Continue reading Video Digest #6 – Sword & dagger, control and destruction
For years, Italian rapier has ruled HEMA for a very simple reason – Spanish rapier, the other big school from the 1600s, was not accessible to most people. Thus the great Verdadera Destreza remained ignored, aside from the few HEMAists … Continue reading More Destreza is coming in English
The HEMA Ratings team made an announcement yesterday that may sound confusing without some additional context. After some research, they found out that a few tournaments in Greece did not meet the criteria to be included in the HEMA Ratings … Continue reading Why you should not lie to HEMA Ratings
One of the fundamental building blocks of the Spanish La Verdadera Destreza is how much better it is than other systems. The stance is better, the actions are simpler, easier, more direct, safer, more scientific…. at least that is what … Continue reading “The New Science of The Sick Burn” from 1674 – a partial translation of Pacheco