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
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
This is not a critique on HEMA manufacturers and their choices for how they name the products in the catalogues. Instead, it is a warning for new HEMA people for when they start shopping and some of the confusion that … Continue reading Model names in HEMA gear are nonsense
I am quite sure if Fiore, Liechtenauer, Meyer and all the rest of them had smartphones and YouTube accounts, they would film fencing like crazy… They did not, but we do! So, lets look at another week of great HEMA … Continue reading Video Digest #7 – Some buckler, some staff, and a full tournament!
And boom, it’s another week. HEMA videos pop up all over the place, all the time. Here is this week’s selection. And remember, if you have a channel and publish cool HEMA videos, write to me and tell me, I’ll … Continue reading Video Digest #2 – Sparring modes, staff and steps