Just over 2 years ago, I went to my first tournament. It wasn’t anything too stressful or confusing for me – I had trained HEMA for 8 years by that point and I felt confident enough in my fencing. After … Continue reading First tournament? Train, prepare, learn.
As most of you know, just over a week ago I had the opportunity to fence and judge at a special event – HEMA in the European Games 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. As I prefer to do, I waited for … Continue reading What happened at Minsk 2019 (Full Report)
A week later, because I like to give things a chance to settle down, and my report for Turkey’s first international HEMA event is here. Hematolia 2019 ended a week ago – two full days of HEMA in one of … Continue reading Hematolia 2019 – Full Report
I am a big fan of firsts. First sword, first tourney, first time washing a jacket… okay, well, the last one is not exactly pleasant. But a first international event – that is something I really love. My stepfather had … Continue reading This week playing at… Hematolia Istanbul
Last week, I told you all about a first for me – teaching a small workshop at a small event outside of my school. The plan in the meantime was to do some testing with the planned lesson. Teaching a … Continue reading Teaching a workshop for the first time – testing and last touches
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
I wanted to make this perfect. 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 yourself safe is not what fencing is … Continue reading Love to handsnipe? Go get yourself a Handhunter trophy.
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