Yet again, the HEMA community had a Nazi panic attack this week. A topic from a white supremacy forum revealed that plenty of its denizens have an interest in our hobby; some practice it, others maybe even teach it. That … Continue reading Are Nazis invading HEMA? Not really
Two long-awaited HEMA glove projects woke up from a short slumber. While waiting for ProGauntlets has become a running gag in the community, lately they have become active enough that plenty of people see it coming soon. And while people … Continue reading Are new fingered gloves coming?
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
It starts so simple – you see someone twisting their wrist like a pretzel or their feet pointing towards the “enemy” three rows from them, you go and correct them, and a decade later you are an assistant-instructor and you … Continue reading Teaching a workshop for the first time: Planning
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
Wiktenauer.com and Michael Chidester – for the few who might not know, he is the guy behind it – start the year with some good news. A new Liechtenauer compilation is in the making! Now, for some of you who … Continue reading New Liechtenauer compilation by Wiktenauer? Take my money!
In HEMA and martial arts, most of all, the journey is the destination. For serious practitioners, training is not just a hobby, it becomes a segment of your life. For us, this is like the perfect picture of our journey, … Continue reading I want to do HEMA like this guy does Judo
Another week, another Video Digest. This week we don’t have that much, but I have squeezed the Internet hard to bring you interesting and useful videos. You’ll notice some channels show up quite often. That is only because they make … Continue reading Video Digest #6 – Sword & dagger, control and destruction