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 for 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 throve 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!
Wiktenauer.com and Michael Chidester – for the few who might not know, he is the guy behind it – start the year with some good news. A new Liechtenauer compilation is in the making! Now, for some of you who … Continue reading New Liechtenauer compilation by Wiktenauer? Take my money!
Another week, another Video Digest. This week we don’t have that much, but I have squeezed the Internet hard to bring you interesting and useful videos. You’ll notice some channels show up quite often. That is only because they make … Continue reading Video Digest #6 – Sword & dagger, control and destruction
The HEMA Ratings team made an announcement yesterday that may sound confusing without some additional context. After some research they found out that a few tournaments in Greece did not meet the criteria to be included in the HEMA Ratings … Continue reading Why you should not lie to HEMA Ratings
Any tournament organizer will tell you a ruleset needs to be tested. It may look great on paper, but before real fencers run through it, you cannot really know its flaws. Most tourneys in HEMA today are tested internally, by … Continue reading The Minsk tournament – tested in Italy
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