HEMA Resources Site Updates & News October 28th 2020


Our last site update post for HEMA Resources was on September 5th so we felt it was time for yet another article that gives an overview of new content we’ve published to this website.

HEMA Club Finder Updates

Our HEMA Club Finder applet now has 420 schools listed in its directory. Specifically, we’ve indexed more historical fencing schools based in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, and Czech Republic (Czechia).

New HEMA Resources Facebook Group

We have opened the HEMA Resources Facebook Group. This is a group specifically for people to discuss historical European martial arts, fencing, training tips and other topics with an eye toward sharing resources for beginners. You can join the group by clicking here. Presently it has 49 members, so join and ask questions, share your own content and so on.

  1. Learning to Fight on Horseback with Swords in HEMA: History of Cavalry
  2. How to use a Military Saber Sword in HEMA
  3. How to use a Gladius Sword in HEMA
  4. How to use a main gauche, sword breaker and other parry daggers in HEMA swordfighting
  5. Is HEMA Sword Fighting Good Exercise?
  6. How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Historical Fencing Equipment
  7. The Use of Kicks in Historical European Swordfighting
  8. How to use a Messer Sword in HEMA
  9. HEMA Armor Protective Equipment for Historical Fencing
  10. HEMA Pell and Medieval Sword Practice Dummy Designs for Solo Training
  11. Good Sparring Swords for HEMA
  12. How to use a Zweihander Sword in HEMA: Spadone and Montante, Too
  13. German Long Sword Fighting Techniques in HEMA
  14. Strength Training and Body Conditioning Exercises for HEMA Sword Fighting

New HEMA Book Review

We also published a review of a book on rapier fencing,

How to Support HEMA Resources

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If you’d like to learn more information about historical fencing practices please check out our Learn HEMA page for a guide to learning about the historical weapon that interests you. You can also find more guides we’ve written about other topics at our Helpful Guides page. Feel free to share your thoughts on this article by commenting or at our forums.

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