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  • Any WMA groups near Granada Spain?
    by /u/DaanLettah on September 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    So I am a Dutch person getting into WMA. I’ve been practicing with a friend and my first real trainer sword will arrive in hopefully 2 months. I, however, want to join a club, to help me learn because I have a hard time finding good training videos on youtube (longsword). The thing is that I am going to study Spanish in Granada for 3 months starting in January. I’ve been looking for some clubs in the region of Granada but can’t really find any. Does anyone know if there are any in that region? Or if there are any in Spain at all? submitted by /u/DaanLettah [link] [comments

  • Jacket too puffy
    by /u/GuildofKnightlyArts on September 16, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    My wife just got a new SF fencing jacket in and it is way too puffy. It’s like a big winter coat and it swallows her. Does anyone know of any techniques to flatten the batten and fix this issue? Thanks. submitted by /u/GuildofKnightlyArts [link] [comments

  • Where to sell no longer needed gear?
    by /u/TUPDF on September 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Hey guys, I am aware that Second Hand HEMA FB group exists, but for some reason I can’t post on their wall at all. Any idea where to sell the gear no longer needed? submitted by /u/TUPDF [link] [comments

  • Most important in a training sword?
    by /u/Paliandro on September 16, 2019 at 9:01 am

    What is the most important thing in a training sword to you? Authenticity? Durability? Safety? Making you look like a sexy medieval martial artist? Also, what in general do you feel like the market has most need to improve on? Handling? Finished quality? Shipping? Speed of production? Making you look sexy? submitted by /u/Paliandro [link] [comments

  • HEMA for kids
    by /u/ReniRediRici on September 15, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    First ever Reddit post, hopefully I’m doing this right… I’m interested in starting a club for kids (7+) focussing on rapier. I’m pretty confident structuring lessons, running the business side of things etc but don’t know what certificates and/or accreditations I’d need. I’m in the UK and it seems you don’t need to be a certified instructor from e.g. national sports fencing body. I would of course have a DBS check and training in first aid. Does anyone have any tips or pointers please? Thanks in advance submitted by /u/ReniRediRici [link] [comments

  • How’s Neyman solo trainer?
    by /u/orothiu on September 14, 2019 at 2:13 pm

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  • Where are you from? What club do you train with? And can we come and visit you?
    by /u/JarlesV3 on September 14, 2019 at 7:56 am

    After a lot of posts that have been causing quite the ruckus here and elsewhere; and because I am planning on having significantly more free time on my hands in the near-ish future; I’d like to remind everyone that we are a community and I’d like to get back out into the community and visit you; see what you’re doing; and how you’re doing it. submitted by /u/JarlesV3 [link] [comments

  • Nylon Waster Gone Floppy?
    by /u/0-Wukong-0 on September 14, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Today i recently checked on a couple wasters that I had stored under my bed. I haven’t used them in a very long time (1 year) and I was suprised to find that the blades were noticably easier to flex than they were before. They are still usable but quite forgiving in the thrust. I am thinking the blades may have absorbed some moisture while not in use which caused this issue. Has anyone else had experience with this before? Are there any fixes? submitted by /u/0-Wukong-0 [link] [comments

  • Question regarding other weapons than swords.
    by /u/mamagee on September 13, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    As someone not involved in HEMA, but am interested, are there classes or groups for other than sword training? I’m getting back into a combat LARP, and am looking for some training with weapons other than sword, or at least sword and shield. I’d preferably be looking for spear and shield, or 2H axe/mace. Does anyone have some advice? submitted by /u/mamagee [link] [comments

  • The High Ground: REALLY An Advantage in a Sword Duel?
    by /u/SerLaron on September 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

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  • Anybody here with MEMAG Cherry Hill?
    by /u/Tao_of_Krav on September 13, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve been looking at doing HEMA near me and emailed the Crossing Fight School in Cherry Hill and haven’t heard back, just wanted to know if anyone here is with MEMAG and can confirm that that school is still open? submitted by /u/Tao_of_Krav [link] [comments

  • Not Seeing Difference
    by /u/eyeffensive on September 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

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  • Staying in Fighting shape
    by /u/CalledbyAres on September 12, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Our group of players plays twice a week Friday evening and Sunday morning. Another day in the week i spend a few hours practicing at a friends house. What exercises can I do when I go to the gym or even when Im home to stay in better fighting shape? submitted by /u/CalledbyAres [link] [comments

  • What U.S. Universities / Colleges have HEMA clubs?
    by /u/ChoralThrones on September 12, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I’m trying to get a HEMA club officially recognized by my university as a student organization. The director in charge of this process has suggested finding examples of other universities in the US that have HEMA clubs, specifically that use more weapons than historical fencing, to help make our case. With any combat / martial art activity they have minor reservations as to the safety and would like to see how other colleges have handled it. Searching around Google has led to a couple but they are more historical classical fencing and don’t use other weapons or larger weapons. Do you guys know of any Universities that have recognized student HEMA clubs? Any help is appreciated, thanks. ​ *Edit: historical fencing was a poor choice of words, his concern lies in using spears, poleaxes, etc. Weapons larger than classical or modern fencing. submitted by /u/ChoralThrones [link] [comments

  • WMA in the Philippines, specifically Metro Manila
    by /u/MateoCamo on September 12, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I’ve been wanting to learn HEMA for a long time, unfortunately, it’s not as big as, say boxing or taekwondo in the Philippines, so I’m wondering if there are any clubs I could join? submitted by /u/MateoCamo [link] [comments

  • The Plough tournament, in Guangzhou, China
    by /u/cradman305 on September 12, 2019 at 5:09 am

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  • What is the name of that manual where everyone is naked
    by /u/theflyingchicken09 on September 12, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I can not remember it for the life of me… I promise I’m asking for a good reason it’s not as weird as it sounds submitted by /u/theflyingchicken09 [link] [comments

  • Shopping around for first jacket
    by /u/rcman57 on September 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Hey WMA, Im looking at getting my first jacket. For now just for Longsword and dussack. I live in Texas where it is incredibly hot and humid and am considering the SPES AP light: ​ Im 6’2 220lb andI tried on a Lynx and SPES AP (original) XL size and they both fit okay, but I really like the idea that the AP light uses plates instead of just thick padding. Should keep it cooler and you can replace the plates with any material plates you want or double them up if you’re so inclined. Has anyone used the light vs the standard AP jacket and can provide commentary on their thoughts? submitted by /u/rcman57 [link] [comments

  • Montante drills part 2 – Balance & Coordination
    by /u/Killatron2016 on September 11, 2019 at 8:34 pm

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  • Reviews of the Purpleheart Rotella?
    by /u/TacticalCowboy on September 11, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    After listening to several opinions, it seems that the best option for a shield is a rotella(with the knowledge that I enjoy strap more than center-grip). Can anybody verify that this one will hold up against steel blunts? I’ll only be using it against arming swords and longswords. submitted by /u/TacticalCowboy [link] [comments

  • HEMA Weekly
    by /u/Ducatus-org on September 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Battle of the Bridge 2019 Hemaics Esarcato Alba Fecht Contesa Delle Romagne Event reports: FechtFest 2019: Bloss fencing teaches respect Wessex League 2019 Longsword Finals This week’s craftsman: Albion Swords This week’s video: Bellatore Longsword Review If you want to appear in next HEMA Weekly – don’t hesitate [to write](! You may also consider supporting Ducatus on Patreon submitted by /u/Ducatus-org [link] [comments

  • How Diversity and Inclusion Support Good HEMA
    by /u/CLHEMA on September 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm

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  • Gladiator Fight – Thraex VS Murmillo – ACTA – Ancient Roman HEMA Saintes
    by /u/Carancerth on September 11, 2019 at 9:32 am

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  • Castille Economy Broadsword Prototype Review
    by /u/datcatburd on September 11, 2019 at 4:15 am

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  • Got the Rawlings synthetic longswords. Very durable only used them for a light soar though.
    by /u/Alpha-Hylian on September 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm

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  • Before Posting, read the FAHQ: Frequently Asked HEMA Questions
    by /u/detrio on April 20, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    There’s a great chance that what you’re about to ask is already answered in this handy FAHQ: ​ Loads of new folks coming into HEMA will have the same assumptions and questions, so we put it together with you in mind. After reading if you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to post! submitted by /u/detrio [link] [comments

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