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A Tickle but not a Torrent: Tears and the Female Fighter

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original: 23 Sep 2013 By Courtney Rice and Randy Packer (Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly) Vera’d had a great day at work. Her boss had called her into his office late in the day. She went with the usual stab of fear – what mistake had she made to warrant a private meeting? It turned…

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Periods and Training

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original: 2 Aug 2013 The information and views set out in this post are those of the author and do not reflect any official opinion of Esfinges. By Kimberley Smithbower-Roseblade PERIODS! There. I said it and got it out in the open right away. Our periods. We have been made to view them as a…

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A Girl from Middle Earth

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original: 11 Apr 2013 By: Samantha The views of the author do not reflect the views of Esfinges. Samantha Catto-Mott, one of our newest members, hails from down under, where she has an accomplished CV both in martial arts and creative arts. She has kindly taken the trouble to write her blog post in both English…

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The Gladiatrix

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original post: 7 Mar 2013 By Svenja Grosser (also known as Medusa Gladiatrix from Ludus Nemesis) The views of the author do not reflect the views of Esfinges I have practiced gladiatorial combat reenactment for nearly eight years. My comrades (at the moment three men and one other woman) and I present the fights with…

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We are Warriors

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

18 Jan 2013 Larissa Seybert Shields break and weapons rust, but stories remain. Stories are not only the records of the past and of that which never was, but the voice of a place or time we cannot reach. None of us can turn back the centuries and study beneath the masters of old; even…

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Farewell Rory Van Noort

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original Post: 21 Dec 2012 By Karin Verelst A few days ago all of the HEMA community stopped for a second. Sad news passed among us, and we continue to act as a family thinking of the loss and the people close to a great man. Esfinges, a small HEMA community of  248 girls unites at…

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Märta-Sofie Geijer Interview

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original post: 10 Nov 2012 Interview by Fran Terminiello The views of the author do not reflect the views of Esfinges Arguably the highlight of the Swordfish 2012 finals last Saturday night was the Women’s Longsword Final. It was preceded by a close fought exchange between Krisztina Nagy of Hungary and Lena Frederikson of Sweden…

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Tournaments: Mix or Female Only?

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original Post: 17 Oct 2012 By Mariana Lopez R. The Views of the author does not reflect the views of Esfinges. One of the very first things I remember asking to the girls at Sphinxes was their opinion on having or not Female tournaments; the answers, as always, were varied. That being said, I will…

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How HEMA has improved my Life

By admin | Jun 4, 2016

Original post: 31 Aug 2012 By Kirsten Elferink Ever since I was a little girl, I have lived with fear. When I was young, people simply thought I was shy. As I got older, the problem grew with me. Finally at the age of 19 I decided it was time to deal with it. I…

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The Riddle of the Sphinx

By admin | Jun 3, 2016

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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