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!
People often criticize me for arguing too much online. But it is exactly because of this that I meet awesome and interesting HEMA people on the Web. One example of someone with whom I’ve spilled much digital ink with is … Continue reading Stephen Cheney: Translating the treatises on your own
The week passed quickly, and another trove of HEMA videos came with it. A huge part of them were single fights from various tournaments, and while I enjoy those, you can easily find them online. So I’ll focus more on … Continue reading Video Digest #9 – Fiore, beginners and the Franco-Belgian game
Another week, another Video Digest. When I scout the net for HEMA videos, I try to find weird and unusual stuff that is still useful and interesting. That is to balance a bit the more popular sources that most of … Continue reading Video Digest #8 – Cutting, spadroons, kendo and FMA
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!