What is the goal? That is it. That is the question. Let me explain why it is so useful. HEMA is a term that encompasses a vast array of different activities. You can define them by era, weapon, tradition. That … Continue reading HEMA can be defined by answering one question
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
There is a strange phenomenon in HEMA – one of the weapon combinations that brings out the most fascination is largely ignored in practice by the majority of serious practitioners. Anytime someone presents HEMA, you will hear about the oldest … Continue reading Sword and buckler and why I do it
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!
Any tournament organizer will tell you that 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, … 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
When the idea of HEMA at the European games in Minsk 2019 was mentioned a few months ago, people reacted with the usual fears, which are not really unfounded. The Olympic games have damaged practically all martial arts they’ve touched. … Continue reading The Minsk HEMA event with a website and revelations