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
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
While there is practically no information on how late medieval fencers practiced, sparred and competed amongst each other (aside from the fact they certainly did all of it), from the 1500s and onwards, better record keeping and a wider fencing … Continue reading Why historical rulesets are not what we need
Recently, I have noticed that more and more people with miniscule or complete lack of experience in HEMA partake most loudly and actively in online discussions. One could say that this is a typical characteristic of online discussion – the … Continue reading Authority in HEMA
Many people practice HEMA as a casual hobby or a sport and they are in many ways lucky – they can enjoy the training and the tourneys and have fun. But if and when you get more serious in HEMA, … Continue reading Where the real fight is
The HEMA Ratings team made an announcement yesterday that may sound confusing without some additional context. After some research, they found out that a few tournaments in Greece did not meet the criteria to be included in the HEMA Ratings … Continue reading Why you should not lie to HEMA Ratings
About nothing in particular. We simply need to talk. We need to converse, to communicate. Some people say there is no actual “HEMA community”, and that is true to an extent – we spend 99% of our HEMA time with … Continue reading HEMA, we need to talk
Adam Milovanovic, a tournament first timer on the competitive spirit of Serbia and the School Terca.