In the last few days, the HEMA community has been collectively groaning in wonder at the series of videos of YouTuber Shadiversity that claim to talk about historical European martial arts, but consistently miss the mark both in regards to … Continue reading The Shad Drama – background, context and responses
While various fencers have entire spectrum of different views on source material for HEMA, last video of YouTuber Shadiversity video is even more surprising. Is his talk, he responses to previous Matt Easton’s point about the letter “H” in the … Continue reading Video Digest #16 – Are treatises our only source?
We are back – and we are warming up with our most solid series of articles, the weekly Video Digest. In the time this project has been on hiatus, HEMA videos have grown so much – so more often than … Continue reading Video Digest #15 – Is history a thing for you people?
Sometimes you need a simple weapon. Single-edged, cheap, and reliable. It seems this is – incidentally – the topic of this week’s Video Digest. Let us jump right in with the… Klewang… and carbine? Functionally, the klewang is nothing special … Continue reading Video Digest #12 – Klewang, messer, saber, buckler – all you need in life
I am late again this week, but besides the Video Digest and the opinion piece, I have much more to offer you in the following days. Sometimes discussions bring out a reaction in us – HEMA video makers – and … Continue reading Video Digest #10 – RDs are good, synths are okay, HEMA is in the Philippines too
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!
Okay, I have decided not to do a “Best HEMA Videos of 2018” list. The website is simply too young. Also, there were a suprising number of good HEMA videos in the last days of 2018. So with a slight … Continue reading Video Digest #4 – HEMA Powers and HEMA Drama