HEMA: Weapon safety

Following on from our post on Safe Conduct of Classes , and both posts on safety and protective equipment, with breakdown, here follows…

HEMA: Protective items

Following on from our post on Safe Conduct of Classes and our general post on safety and protective equipment, here follows our breakdown…

HEMA: Protective Gear

You may be familiar with the all-white kit worn by sports fencers. Historical combat, however, demands greater protection against hits from heavier metal…

HEMA: Safe conduct of classes

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is the serious study and live application of combat techniques from the early Medieval period, through the Renaissance,…

HEMA – is it safe?

Studying historical combat techniques with heavy weapons is rewarding and fun, but, like most other martial arts, inherently risky. We all have proper…

In praise of plastic

by Robin Catling. From Pirates of the Caribbean, to Star Wars and even Transformers, it seems every other movie poster features a character…

New to Fencing: Start Here

What is fencing? Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your…

More About the Sport of Fencing

To find out more: • An incomplete history of fencing • A modern sport • What are the modern fencing weapons? • Which…