Blog: HEMA

HEMA returns to Okehampton

HEMA returns to Okehampton

It was good to be back together this evening for the first time in six whole months. Carefully managed, as C-19-safe as we could contrive, regulars and visitors kept to the protocol and got back to what we like to do best. ...
Guidance on the Practice of Fencing and HEMA In the COVID-19 Environment

Guidance on the Practice of Fencing and HEMA In the COVID-19 Environment

As sessions resume in Okehampton, some changes are required in the conduct and running of classes and freeplay. ...
BFHS Guidance for restarting classes

BFHS Guidance for restarting classes

The BFHS Guidance for restarting classes recommends caution in resuming classes in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Wider social distancing restrictions make the resumption of certain practices untenable. The full text of  the Federation recommendations follows. ...
The Light of Life – Video Showcase

The Light of Life – Video Showcase

I have no idea how to pronounce Akademia Szermierzy, but what matters is the showcase video the Polish crew have put out on their YouTube channel  – The Light of Life: fencing with epee, sabre, rapier and longsword. ...
Beginners’ Sword and Buckler (from I.33)

Beginners’ Sword and Buckler (from I.33)

‘The devil of hell does not dare attempt that which the wanton monk dares, and the old woman full of wiles.’ The manuscript I.33 (the Royal Armouries catalogue number) is the oldest known manuscript depicting European fighting arts. It is dated to approximately 1295. It shows a Priest teaching a student or Scholar how to … Beginners’ Sword and Buckler (from I.33) Read More » ...