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?
There is a tendency in HEMA, like in other combat sports, to assume tournaments and free fencing to be the ultimate endgame. And that kind of thinking is not entirely wrong – sparring, competitive or otherwise, is the best way … Continue reading HEMA beyond tournaments: The Motus “Knightly” Obstacle course
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