While various fencers have entire spectrum of different views on source material for HEMA, last video of YouTuber Shadiversity video is even more surprising. Is his talk, he responses to previous Matt Easton’s point about the letter “H” in the … Continue reading Video Digest #16 – Are treatises our only source?
For years I’ve searched the Google Play Store (and sometimes – the Apple App Store) for any HEMA apps. Naturally, what popped up was mostly fantasy games. But about 5 years ago I finally got one – one many of … Continue reading The two HEMA treatise apps on Android
We are back – and we are warming up with our most solid series of articles, the weekly Video Digest. In the time this project has been on hiatus, HEMA videos have grown so much – so more often than … Continue reading Video Digest #15 – Is history a thing for you people?
It seems for the first time I have decided to note one video clip in the title. And there is a reason for it – I have been hoping someone with the proper equipment will do it. Of course, it … Continue reading Video Digest #14 – Bloss vs Harnisch
We have reached 13 digests… in 13 weeks. I’ve always loved the dirty dozen. Sadly, there are not 13 videos this week – but definitely more than usual. It is getting warm, and people seem to be outside with cameras … Continue reading Video Digest #13 – Bayonets, Mexico and more Dussack for all
Sometimes you need a simple weapon. Single-edged, cheap, and reliable. It seems this is – incidentally – the topic of this week’s Video Digest. Let us jump right in with the… Klewang… and carbine? Functionally, the klewang is nothing special … Continue reading Video Digest #12 – Klewang, messer, saber, buckler – all you need in life
Ah, Video Digest #11. More videos this week! Some fun stuff from around the web, and also some good lessons with it. The value of different types of sparring Often, beginners (and sadly not just they) talk about sparring like … Continue reading Video Digest #11 – Go medium!
I am late again this week, but besides the Video Digest and the opinion piece, I have much more to offer you in the following days. Sometimes discussions bring out a reaction in us – HEMA video makers – and … Continue reading Video Digest #10 – RDs are good, synths are okay, HEMA is in the Philippines too
The week passed quickly, and another trove of HEMA videos came with it. A huge part of them were single fights from various tournaments, and while I enjoy those, you can easily find them online. So I’ll focus more on … Continue reading Video Digest #9 – Fiore, beginners and the Franco-Belgian game