Recently, I have noticed that more and more people with miniscule or complete lack of experience in HEMA partake most loudly and actively in online discussions. One could say that this is a typical characteristic of online discussion – the … Continue reading Authority in HEMA
What is the goal? That is it. That is the question. Let me explain why it is so useful. HEMA is a term that encompasses a vast array of different activities. You can define them by era, weapon, tradition. That … Continue reading HEMA can be defined by answering one question
Many people practice HEMA as a casual hobby or a sport and they are in many ways lucky – they can enjoy the training and the tourneys and have fun. But if and when you get more serious in HEMA, … Continue reading Where the real fight is
People often criticize me for arguing too much online. But it is exactly because of this that I meet awesome and interesting HEMA people on the Web. One example of someone with whom I’ve spilled much digital ink with is … Continue reading Stephen Cheney: Translating the treatises on your own
There is a strange phenomenon in HEMA – one of the weapon combinations that brings out the most fascination is largely ignored in practice by the majority of serious practitioners. Anytime someone presents HEMA, you will hear about the oldest … Continue reading Sword and buckler and why I do it
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
Adam Milovanovic, a tournament first timer on the competitive spirit of Serbia and the School Terca.