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, 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