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  • In longsword and similar, what do you find are easy things to learn, and what’s hard?
    by /u/sakkeana on August 4, 2020 at 9:26 am

    So, supposing you have been doing longsword and possibly some other weapons for years, sparred a lot, and possibly competed or taught others. In your experience, what would you say are some “easy” skills and things to learn and develop in this type of fencing? Stuff that you maybe learn almost naturally, just by coming to practice, doing the drills, and sparring And on the other hand, what is more challenging or harder to learn or develop, possibly needing some more conscious effort and focus to get there? I’m primarily interested in the “sport” of historical fencing as a context, and not so much the challenges of researching the sources and so on. 🙂 submitted by /u/sakkeana [link] [comments]

  • Just some softcombat team from Perú
    by /u/KazBeoulve on August 4, 2020 at 4:48 am

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  • In the Context of Early modern germany, the 1500s, In what sort of contexts were different swords used.
    by /u/nickmavrick on August 4, 2020 at 12:26 am

    I’m most curious about the different roles and niches that the Dussak, Rapier (as described by Meyer), and Longsword took up. In what sort of situation would one use a dussak over a rapier and why, and how did longswords play into this? submitted by /u/nickmavrick [link] [comments]

  • Sword pics for shut-ins! A custom longsword we did at Arms and Armor to brighten your day. I think that the red leather turned out particularly well.
    by /u/NathanArmsAndArmor on August 3, 2020 at 9:54 pm

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  • Dussack
    by /u/BusyPizza on August 3, 2020 at 12:58 pm

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  • Destreza Lecture Series:16 – The Hambraeus Lecture: about making videos
    by /u/Wertilq on August 3, 2020 at 10:22 am

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  • how do i start learning rapier on a budget
    by /u/darthmayerthewise on August 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    so with the beauty that is wiktenauer i been reading capo farro and niccolo giganti’s manuals on rapier but there aren’t any nylon rapiers iv heard are any good(that im aware of )but im a college student and i dont have the funds for a rapier a feder (for longsword)and the protection(witch is not an option to skip out on), can anyone suggest a good training rapier that i and a few others to learn on can use that isnt going to brake the bank (or atleast one i and a few others can work towards)(prefreably shipping within the EU) submitted by /u/darthmayerthewise [link] [comments]

  • Maxim Yun about HEMA))
    by /u/Myrkeiniber on August 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm

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  • What are the differences in content between these two books?
    by /u/INTelliJentsia on August 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm

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  • Writer’s research: To what extent (if at all) was medieval-renaissance sword MA different to Enlightenment-Napoleonic Sabre use, particularly regarding philosophy and theory?
    by /u/Autofilled3 on August 2, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Hi All I’m writing a novel in what I guess could be called a neo-sci-low fantasy genre, and am trying to research HEMA as it will feature heavily. Naturally, it helps to be fascinated by the topic you’re writing about, but accuracy and internal consistency are of paramount importance to me; my approach isn’t about fantastic-but-historically innaccurate themes, like as in some fictional pieces every soldier is a gleaming knight wielding a sword (because swords were the most-used weapon in europe, right?) on the battlefield and dueling with jedi knight levels of grace. I am being diligent in coming up with a framework that, under the assumptions and conditions of the world, is directly comparable to reality. This is because there will be technologies and magic bla-bla which would theoretically make certain Medieval disciplines optimal for the situation, despite there also being guns and what not (sort of like in the Warhammer 40k sense if that’s familiar). There will also be reasons that make these things concretely justified and explainable, like some select units donning armour that isn’t used predominantly because of cost/other drawbacks, rather than ‘they have swords and shields because its cool even though it doesn’t make much sense’. Am detailing this to help give an idea of what I’m trying to come up with. The evolution of weaponry, approaches, philosophies and strategy in warfare is something I am investigating keenly and learning a lot about. A simple example to clarify what I mean is looking at the steps leading to the development of ‘pike and shot’ formations and the decline of full plate armour, such as the proliferation of firearms and gunpowder, and then seeing how that affected weapon design and MA with things such as the rapier and similar smallswords. So, in this light, I wanted to get some information on the classic image of a British Empire officer with his tricorne hat and sabre, as he can be seen standing at the front of a marching formation of closely packed men under cannon fire. To start, I guess, was the adherence and dedication to MA shared by these people at this time in some way? Would they have learned the disciplines of Sabre in the way that previous swordsmen and current Sabre fencers did, or had such masterful knowledge been forgone as it was no longer necessary or helpful? Was MA at that point for young military officers more ‘here are some helpful moves to parry a less-wealthy Frenchman with a bayonet – go practise’ or was it something very well drilled and mastered? Was it even considered seriously as an effective weapon to be used in a melee fight, or was it more a symbol of his status and ‘officer and gentleman’-liness? Is the cutting performance of the sabre more beneficial to less-adept wielders, who only need to hack at other untrained, unarmoured bayonet users in a chaotic scrap, than other systems like arming sword/rapier? And so on… Simple answers would be great and v helpful, but beyond that I would really appreciate it if anyone can give detailed analysis of the differences, both in the practical, fighting sense and the socio-cultural reasons. Furthermore, I would welcome any theoretical insights: one that came up for me was ‘maybe Sabres and other swords would have been excellent for Marines boarding enemy ships, but perhaps another discipline would be more useful anyway, ifs and buts’. Thanks for taking the time to read and in advance for any comments you may have. submitted by /u/Autofilled3 [link] [comments]

  • PBT Fencing Jackets
    by /u/Sand_StormZA on August 2, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Hi there. Long time lurker, first post in WMA. I obsess over gear, and I’m looking at the options on PBT’s website. I was hoping to tap r/WMA’s knowledge about 2 PBT jackets, their HEMA Jacket with inlays, and their HEMA Jacket Basic SAAM. What can you share about them? What have you experienced or heard, and would you recommend them for club training and sparring? I remember Keith Farell posted a review of the PBT HEMA jacket, and he liked it, but I haven’t found anything about the SAAM basic. I’m aware the latter isn’t 350N rated, but I’m just looking for something protetive enough for club training. Thanks for any input submitted by /u/Sand_StormZA [link] [comments]

  • Buying both a steel feder and a blakcfencer longsword?
    by /u/No-Dare5952 on August 1, 2020 at 11:10 am

    I want to buy my first steel feder and I was thinking if I should buy a synthetic longsword as well so I don’t have to drill with the steel feder and keep it in the best shape I can. Do you think that makes sense? Thank you! submitted by /u/No-Dare5952 [link] [comments]

  • Pugilism in the 1400s?
    by /u/INTelliJentsia on August 1, 2020 at 4:29 am

    What is the oldest form of pugilism that involves striking with the knuckles, specifically? Or anything even remotely similar to modern boxing? Did knights/ man-at-arms even punch in armor on the incredibly low chance they were disarmed (like in some HMB videos)? Did knights in everyday wear ever strike with a straight punch or did most people just pull a dagger? I’d imagine they might not have due to the risk of breaking your knuckles if the thought occurred to them. I’m looking for a more in-depth answer to find something to complement studying Fiores’ manuscripts. I’ve noticed that while there is grappling, the only strikes I see with the fist is a hammer fist. Granted I haven’t looked at a facsimile in a while and may have missed something but if anyone can point me to a manuscript that involves striking as I’ve described, I’d be grateful. submitted by /u/INTelliJentsia [link] [comments]

  • Targe
    by /u/NevadaHEMA on July 31, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Hey. We do broadsword, but we’d like to get into Broadsword & Targe. Are there any good places to buy targes online? Or do we have to cobble something together on our own? submitted by /u/NevadaHEMA [link] [comments]

  • Crown Schilt Legality?
    by /u/CaptainCopperhead on July 31, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Hello everyone, I’ve decided to ask a question that’s been in the back of my mind for a while. I got my Regenyei custom feder about half a year ago. When I brought it to class, my teacher said that some competitions banned the crown style schilt. I live in North Carolina. How common is it for competitions to ban this schilt style? If it’s to the point where pretty much every competition bars me from competing, I’ll have a guy from my class take an angle grinder to it and turn it into a wide schilt. If half or less competitions ban it, I’ll definitely keep it as is. Either way, I have to wait for Covid to die down before competing, and I have to train some more before that anyway, so it’ll be a while before I make the decision. What are your thoughts? submitted by /u/CaptainCopperhead [link] [comments]

  • HMB and HEMA
    by /u/Myrkeiniber on July 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

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  • Where can i find information on Joachim Meyers biography (aside from the blimpets on Wikipedia and Wikitenaur)?
    by /u/nickmavrick on July 31, 2020 at 5:12 am

    I am currently toying around with the idea of writing a movie script for a medieval action movie that features HEMA techniques from the German school of fencing. I am thinking of Adding Meyer into there as a sort of side character/mentor of the protagonist. However i want to go for as much historical realism as i can get, so my question is where can i get a more detailed account of Meyer’s life and whereabouts. submitted by /u/nickmavrick [link] [comments]

  • Going Live at 4:00 PM EST To Raise Funds to Save Our Club
    by /u/battleswordphl on July 30, 2020 at 7:43 pm

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  • Armor recommendations for a beginner?
    by /u/takethering on July 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    My friends and I want to startour own HEMA club in our area, but don’t really know what armor is best for beginners. Any tips? submitted by /u/takethering [link] [comments]

  • Canadian HEMA Federation ?
    by /u/1234functional1234 on July 30, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Another thread mentioned a “nascent Canadian HEMA Federation” that ran into a situation and stood down their organizing committee. Is there anyone that can offer any knowledge or insight on this topic ? I would like to see organized and efficient governing bodies overseeing the many tentacles of our sport – clarifying rulesets, setting standards for gear safety, providing workshops, recognizing stellar individuals, adjudicating disputes – all the grown up, complicated stuff. A quick search on the subject revealed only that the Dutch discount store ‘HEMA’ will be coming to Canada soon, and that in La Belle Province, you donate blood through Hema Quebec, and not the Red Cross ( who knew !). submitted by /u/1234functional1234 [link] [comments]

  • Some help needed teaching longsword
    by /u/ed-sucks-at-maths on July 30, 2020 at 6:35 am

    [German longsword school] For the backstory: I was learning longsword for three months last year with the best longsword trainer in my countryand loved it. However, for personal reasons I left his lessons and do not talk to him anymore. This week I got my own synthetic longswords, protective gloves and masks. The main point: I would like to start learning again and also learning to teach it myself. My boyfriend wanted to be my experimental rabbit. I am alright with explaining the technique, but I have trouble explaining the why part. For example, after some light sparring at the beginning to try out oberhau, unterhau he just learned he found out that he can run into me thrusting to my chest and that his strenght lets him win (later I found ways to stop his attacks). I have problem explaining why learning and using proper technique is important in HEMA. Also, what is considered a proper technique. Maybe someone could recommend some resources where I could read about the theory of learning the technique how and why ​ Thank you in advance submitted by /u/ed-sucks-at-maths [link] [comments]

  • Weapons of HEMA photobook: first look at the work in progress
    by /u/Weapons_of_HEMA on July 30, 2020 at 5:15 am

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  • Has anyone been able to practice with the new Pentti III longsword design?
    by /u/kelvinwilde on July 30, 2020 at 2:46 am

    I’ve seen the new Pentti III design and the new blade design looks better but the crossgaurd looks much less safe. I heavily engage my crossgaurd during the Ringen am Schwert and the rubber caps on the quillions help make things safer and I wouldn’t really be comfortable doing it without them. Has anyone gotten to use the new design at all with everything that’s been happening? Is there a way to cover the square guard? Are the rubber caps even that necessary? submitted by /u/kelvinwilde [link] [comments]

  • Can I use a singlestick or military sword as a rapier?
    by /u/DogWogWog on July 30, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Question is basically all in the title. I own a Blackfencer Synthetic 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword and have been sparring/training with it as if it were a saber (not sure if that’s the proper school but it works). But I want to get into rapier, and because there is no such thing as a cheap rapier (even synthetics) do you think it is possible to just go with my 1796 or a singlestick? 1796 specs: it’s definitely heavier than a rapier, much heavier, but of usual length. The balance point is about 10cm beyond the hilt and when thrusting it minimally bends. Thoughts? submitted by /u/DogWogWog [link] [comments]

  • What are these shields?
    by /u/BunglePie on July 29, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Hi follks, I found this image a while ago and was hoping someone could give more information about this type of shield. It’s described as a Hungarian Shield in the file. Does anyone have other examples of similar shields? https://preview.redd.it/10zbg2hqutd51.jpg?width=2298&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e68218c5523c09ddfd1e63081c07bed0c1c12523 submitted by /u/BunglePie [link] [comments]

  • HEMA Meme Megathread
    by /u/detrio on July 12, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    All your memes should go here. Keep it respectful and free of racism/sexism. submitted by /u/detrio [link] [comments]

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