Western Vs. Eastern Martial Arts
There are many people searching online for information that compares Western martial arts to Eastern martial arts. This article has been written to help answer many common questions with a
HEMA vs Kendo: How Do These Sword Styles Compare?
We’ve noticed that there is a lot of interest in comparing Japanese Kendo to HEMA swordsmanship on the internet, with many discussions taking place about this topic. There are several
Modern Olympic Fencing Vs HEMA: What Are the Differences?
There are people who believe that modern Olympic fencing teaches techniques that are applicable to historical fencing, and that belief is not entirely incorrect. Many of the fundamentals from Olympic
What Exactly is a Rapier Sword? Clearing Up Common Misunderstandings
The rapier as a word is probably one of the most widely used in the English language when talking about types of swords and swordsmanship. It is a staple of
The History of the Modern HEMA Movement
The history of European martial arts is rich. This article is an attempt to stitch together the various pieces of information that have floated around the internet pertaining to the
Fitness Equipment for Historical Fencers (HEMA) for Home Workouts in 2021
The quarantine and shelter in place orders have made it challenging for people to work out. A lot of people in the modern world have become dependent on memberships to
How to Create a Trauma Wound Kit for HEMA That Can Store in Your Bag or Club
This guide has been created to provide some useful information and pointers on how to create a first aid bag to deal with traumatic wounds that could happen while engaging
What Gear and Equipment Do You Need as a Beginner in HEMA in 2021?
In this short guide we’ll try to tell you everything you need to know to get started in HEMA.
How to Clean and Care for Your swords and Federschwert in HEMA (Plus Storage and Transport Advice)
Swords are cool, but they aren’t invincible. Carbon steel blades are prone to oxidization and rust. If you don’t take care of your arms their condition will deteriorate and become unusable.
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