Blog: HEMA

Blocks, locks and a few smoking disarms

Blocks, locks and a few smoking disarms

We’re winding up the current half term session of Fiore dagger. Last night we played a game we’ve named Dagger Defender, based on something we borrowed from the Italians: one defender, three assailants, two daggers and a Fiore response to a surprise attack. ...
Hands on – Hanwei Federschwert

Hands on – Hanwei Federschwert

The cheapest (practical) entry-level feder I know of in the UK, we picked up a pair of these about three years ago when we finally made the move from nylon wasters to steel. There’s no question, the feel of steel over polypropylene makes a world of difference to your technique – steel doesn’t bounce or … Hands on – Hanwei Federschwert Read More » ...
Hands On – Kingston Arms Club Sport Federschwert

Hands On – Kingston Arms Club Sport Federschwert

The Kingston Arms Club Sport Feder is pitched as an affordable (i.e. ‘entry-level’) weapon for clubs, beginners and “even seasoned practitioners”. It fits the bill for a reasonably light, quick, safe sparring sword for HEMA longsword sparring at an entry-level price. ...
New term, new home

New term, new home

Our first session completed last night in our new venue at Okehampton College where there’s enough room to swing not one longsword but several. ...
A new venue for September 2019

A new venue for September 2019

At long last we are moving into our new venue from Thursday September 5th – Okehampton College Gymnasium. Directions can be found below. We revert to our usual time of 8-9.30pm. ...