Fiore Medieval Longsword Class

Our medieval longsword class continues apace in Okehampton until the end of the Summer term. As numbers are picking up, we could well…

More on Priority or ‘right-of-way’

By Robin Catling. Having written about Priority recently, what do the rules say about ‘right-of-way’? Priority or ‘right-of-way’ is the set of rules…

Fencing in the Ancient World

The word “Carma” coming from Sanskrit refers to fencing in ancient times. The modern word “Escrime” is used to signify the art of…

Romancing the Sword [re-post]

The final release poster for Alita: Battle Angel is out and she’s holding some weirdly unidentifiable, but cool-looking sword. A 26th-century cyborg still…

The HEMA Heresy

Almost all our our study of historical European martial arts is based on original period manuscripts by fencing masters of the time. But…