HEMA is growing, and it’s interesting to see how people find it, and also what inspires them to get started in the first place. We asked some of our members how they discovered Historical European Martial Arts. Carolina Drangel My dad read The Lord of the Rings to me when I was ten… Aaand…Read more.
Anouk and others coached at Hernen beginners tournament in the Netherlands. The event was organised by several clubs: HVN, Zwaard & Steen, Zwaardkring, and AMEK. Each club could bring four fighters with little to no competition experience with a coach to assist them. The tournament was held in the courtyard of a castle. Eline Spek…Read more.
Julie Olson and her club Athena School of Arms gave Scottish broadsword classes and demos in rapier and grand baton at Watch City Steampunk Festival in Massachusetts, USA. Shanee Nishry has been working on her new HEMA website aimed at newcomers looking to learn more about the sources and drills, go and check it out….Read more.
Not a week goes by without something exciting happening in the growing world of HEMA, and this week was no exception. Those from Bataille got to train in a Castle in the Netherlands, as they do every first Sunday of the month. Northwest Fencing Academy held free longsword lessons for all to celebrate its new…Read more.
This week we have seen a flood of new members from places such as Australia, Mexico and the United States. It is always good to see more women enjoying HEMA and sharing our experiences with one another. Members have been teaching breathing for wrestling workshops, fighter fitness classes, attending Battle of the Nations in…Read more.
Written by Magdalena Sedkiewicz I’m going to write it today… nah, it’s too late… tomorrow? Maybe tomorrow… – This is how I negotiated with myself writing this text. It was about two weeks ago… I had an idea. I made notes to be sure I include here nice theories can be of some use for…Read more.
We would like it to be known that we welcome all transgender persons (including non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid individuals). Though Esfinges was founded as a HEMA community for women, we acknowledge that many of the same challenges women face in HEMA are also faced by people in the transgender community. To give those individuals…Read more.
Written by Fran Terminiello | Sales is not a career I would ever consider because I can’t pretend to be enthusiastic about something I don’t care about. But there is a product which I do believe in, passionately, and that is Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). I have no qualms about promoting this at any…Read more.
Written by Claudia Krause | You want drama? How about having the world’s most powerful men meeting at your place, one of them face down, begging for forgiveness? How about being accused of sleeping with the pope or having murdered your husband? How about charging into the enemy’s camp on your horse, your father’s…Read more.
Anna Pighin, of Udine, Italy, has been studying Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) since 2009. She focuses on the Bolognese School, in all its wonderful facets, although the side sword will always have a special place in her heart. She has been the founder and chief instructor of her local club “Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo…Read more.