I love travelling and meeting HEMA people, and Dijon and Minsk were perhaps two of the best opportunities to become acquainted with a ton of instructors, fighters and scholars from all around the world. But among all of them I … Continue reading Jay Maxwell: A school of fencing with a special concept
Despite the perceived popularity of sword and buckler (be it German, I.33 or Bolognese), reviews and discussions of actual bucklers on the market have been relatively rare. The reason is simple – cheap steel, synthetic and partially wooden bucklers that … Continue reading The Malleus Martialis Pro Buckler – is it worth 90 EUR? (Review)
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
One of the fundamental building blocks of the Spanish La Verdadera Destreza is how much better it is than other systems. The stance is better, the actions are simpler, easier, more direct, safer, more scientific…. at least that is what … Continue reading “The New Science of The Sick Burn” from 1674 – a partial translation of Pacheco
The clothing department of Italian fencing equipment company Gajardoni is closing down, revealed Reddit user Nikolai Sergetov yesterday. Sergetov learned of this while trying to order a jacket from them. This is the answer he got: Dear [REDACTED] thanks for … Continue reading Gajardoni will not be making jackets anymore
The year is coming to its end, and as much as I hope to see new HEMA books before the end of the month, I prefer to make a list of the publications that came out during 2018 early. That … Continue reading 2018 – The Fiore Year in Books? Almost.