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
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
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.