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
One of the things I have learned about confidence is when you fake it long enough, you can actually bring out the real thing with a bit of effort. While there was plenty of babbling, many details I want to … Continue reading Teaching a first workshop – how it went & full video
We have reached 13 digests… in 13 weeks. I’ve always loved the dirty dozen. Sadly, there are not 13 videos this week – but definitely more than usual. It is getting warm, and people seem to be outside with cameras … Continue reading Video Digest #13 – Bayonets, Mexico and more Dussack for all
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!
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