And the time has come for the big games this year… The HEMA Minsk invitational gala tournament, part of the cultural programme of the European Games of 2019 in Belarus. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? But aside from being a … Continue reading This week playing at… Minsk European Games
A week ago at this time I was fencing for the third time in the place where I started competing in HEMA – Hemathlon in Athens, Greece. My mood around this time was quite different than just 12 hours prior, … Continue reading Hemathlon 2019 – Outstanding success, astounding disaster (Full Report)
Anyone who frequents a coffee shop or a bar knows that there are benefits to being a regular. Your cup is always full, your glass is always cold, everyone greets you when coming in, everyone remembers what you like and … Continue reading This week playing at… HEMAC Hemathlon
This is a bit of a complicated review. It is a joint effort between me and my fellow assistant-instructor Angel Chernaev, who ordered his Aureus last year. We both tested the feder(s) extensively, but in the end, he wrote about … Continue reading The Aureus Feder Review – the feder that is almost a sword
A week later, because I like to give things a chance to settle down, and my report for Turkey’s first international HEMA event is here. Hematolia 2019 ended a week ago – two full days of HEMA in one of … Continue reading Hematolia 2019 – Full Report
I am a big fan of firsts. First sword, first tourney, first time washing a jacket… okay, well, the last one is not exactly pleasant. But a first international event – that is something I really love. My stepfather had … Continue reading This week playing at… Hematolia Istanbul
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?
It seems for the first time I have decided to note one video clip in the title. And there is a reason for it – I have been hoping someone with the proper equipment will do it. Of course, it … Continue reading Video Digest #14 – Bloss vs Harnisch
Ah, Video Digest #11. More videos this week! Some fun stuff from around the web, and also some good lessons with it. The value of different types of sparring Often, beginners (and sadly not just they) talk about sparring like … Continue reading Video Digest #11 – Go medium!