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
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
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.
When the idea of HEMA at the European games in Minsk 2019 was mentioned a few months ago, people reacted with the usual fears, which are not really unfounded. The Olympic games have damaged practically all martial arts they’ve touched. … Continue reading The Minsk HEMA event with a website and revelations
This weekend I start the wait for Christmas or whichever winter holiday with a visit to Belgrade, Serbia, for the second international event there – Swordplay 2018. Belgrade 2017 was my third tournament and an amazing experience – fun tournaments, … Continue reading This week playing at… Swordplay Belgrade