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?
Perhaps the standard in HEMA right now, SPES have always been fast at offering new products, but a bit slow on updating or upgrading their classics. Now we have a surprise – two of their most popular jackets, in 800N … Continue reading 2 new SPES jackets, finally 800N Light
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
Just over 2 years ago, I went to my first tournament. It wasn’t anything too stressful or confusing for me – I had trained HEMA for 8 years by that point and I felt confident enough in my fencing. After … Continue reading First tournament? Train, prepare, learn.
As most of you know, just over a week ago I had the opportunity to fence and judge at a special event – HEMA in the European Games 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. As I prefer to do, I waited for … Continue reading What happened at Minsk 2019 (Full Report)
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
When I started with HEMA, I was eager to find out everything about everything. The Spanish La Verdadera Destreza was one of the few things that remained a hidden mystery – behind a wall of Spanish, never translated, with only … Continue reading Aleix Basullas Vendrell: A talk about Destreza