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!
In the last few years, producers of HEMA equipment have been popping up left and right. Our hobby is growing, and more and more people are investing the time and effort to make equipment specifically for it. This year I … Continue reading Pike Armory Rapier Review – much more of a “sword”
And we are up to the third Video Digest so quickly! Well, the holidays are coming up and I am expecting that next week’s HEMA videos will dry up. So for the last week of 2018, I will make a … Continue reading Video Digest #3 – New schools, tourneys and sparring experiments
I wanted to make this perfect. It will never happen, of course, but I wanted the first one to set a standard, at the least. A standard for what you should come to expect. 10 days after Swordplay 2018, I … Continue reading Swordplay 2018 – the full report
Some people act like hand sniping is some crappy, fake, or sporty swordsmanship approach. No, you cannot just cut the hand from the safest distance possible! After all, damaging your opponent while keeping yourself safe is not what fencing is … Continue reading Love to handsnipe? Go get yourself a Handhunter trophy.
The day has come – the first HEMA video digest of the past week is here. Every week, on Saturday, you will get a selection of the most thoughtful, interesting, educational or simply fun videos in the HEMAsphere from the … Continue reading Video Digest #1: Sparring and how to deal with pompous know-it-alls
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
This weekend I start the wait for Christmas (or whichever winter holiday) with a visit to Belgrade, Serbia, for the second international event there – Swordplay 2018. Belgrade 2017 was my third tournament and an amazing experience – fun tournaments, … Continue reading This week playing at… Swordplay Belgrade