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  • Could someone please clearly explain the long edge and short edge of the blade to me as I’m just not quite getting it.
    by /u/freddie68 on January 21, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    All the explanations I’ve read so far explain that the long edge is the edge facing the same way my knuckles are facing but my knuckles are inbetween the two edges facing outwards so I dont really understand it. I think its just me not getting it but if someone could try and explain id appreciate it hugely. Thanks! submitted by /u/freddie68 [link] [comments]

  • Should I even go to Blood & Iron after this is over?
    by /u/the_holy_dunsparce on January 20, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve seen a post about them and I’ve seen a lot of people saying they aren’t the best. They’re pretty close to me though and I was thinking about going there after. What do you guys think? submitted by /u/the_holy_dunsparce [link] [comments]

  • Dall’Agocchie : 5 tempi to attack
    by /u/slavotim on January 20, 2021 at 10:52 am

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  • Montante Work – The Luis Barbarán II Rules
    by /u/pippybear on January 20, 2021 at 4:33 am

    Hey guys! After asking on here where to start, based on u/Just-MK suggestion, I decided to start with Barbarán, because it was so straight forward, and because there is an excellent video series covering the rules. Montante Barbarán 1-9 After going thru the rules, I still have some questions. – I notice I favor the false edge when doing rising reveses, is that a common occurrence in Montante? because true edge rising reveses feels like the hardest thing in the world! – For rule 7&8, is the represa normally treated as a pendulum step or a cross step? – Rule 9 would be so much easier if I could do it all true edge and if the sword didn’t weigh 6 lbs. (oh wait, that’s just me complaining, ^,^;; ) Also, feel free to critique on body mechanics, edge alignment, all of that good stuff, because I seriously have no idea what I’m doing! submitted by /u/pippybear [link] [comments]

  • Red Dragon Jacket thoughts
    by /u/TheUlty05 on January 20, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Hey WMA, I’m in the process of building my kit and have been on the fence between the spes 2.0 heavy or the red dragon armory heavy coat. Is the built in gorget worth the extra money? Fwiw I fence primarily longsword but would eventually like to get into probably more one handed weapons as well. I’m also open to any more suggestions on kit! Currently have some sparring glove mittens with the hourglass cuff and my mask so I’m pretty open to any ideas. Thanks! submitted by /u/TheUlty05 [link] [comments]

  • Are their clubs for under 18yo?
    by /u/stickman16 on January 20, 2021 at 1:35 am

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  • Where can i sell or advertise used gear ?
    by /u/GabikaDewit on January 19, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    So i have these Spez Heavy Mittens that have served me well for 2 months and not long ago i tried on my partners Sparring Glove Mittens and i fell in love with them. The mobility is amazing , and the protection is good for what i need it for . The Spez Heavys are great but way too bulky for my taste and i have been thinking about selling them , but im not sure if im allowed to advertise them here or is there a gerenal trade subreddit for this ? submitted by /u/GabikaDewit [link] [comments]

  • Noticing a lack of lower body protection?
    by /u/YT-Yangbang on January 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    In a lot of sparring videos I’ve noticed that many of the fighters have a lack of lower body protection. Sometimes fighters are just wearing knee cap protectors or some sort of pants material that doesn’t look very protective by observation (I could just not know its good gear). But several times I do see people with obvious lack of lower body protection. Its lead me to speculate of lower body strikes are not mainly used or practiced. I dont want to think thats the case so could use some opinions on that. I suppose 2 fighters would agree on some sparring rules if they intentional were sparring to avoid lower body strikes. But that again is what leads me to think that, are those strikes less practiced? (This occurring more often in longsword training opposed to saber or sword/buckler) submitted by /u/YT-Yangbang [link] [comments]

  • Should I start my practicing alone?
    by /u/Reveticate on January 19, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I’ve been looking to get into hema for most of the last year (contacted my local club and they’re expecting to see me post-rona) but I’m tired of waiting! Is it alright to get a sword and start training by myself or will I do more harm than good? submitted by /u/Reveticate [link] [comments]

  • Looking to Contact JollyKnight
    by /u/DrunkenWombats on January 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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  • Can you make your own gear and equipment for training?
    by /u/stickman16 on January 18, 2021 at 4:03 pm

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  • Does learning to sword fight carry over into day to day life any ,our does it only make you a better sword fighter?
    by /u/stickman16 on January 18, 2021 at 3:56 pm

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  • Is there a comprehensive beginners guide of youtube that I could follow for German longsword training?
    by /u/freddie68 on January 18, 2021 at 8:25 am

    I have a Liechtenauer from Pavel Moc coming soon and want to start drilling the Liechtenauer German longsword techniques. I was wondering if anybody knew of a good YouTube or video series that could start me off with drills and such. I’d like to join a club but that isn’t an option at the moment with covid so I’ve got to work with what I have. Any advice you could give would be great. Thanks. submitted by /u/freddie68 [link] [comments]

  • St. Louis (MO) Saber or Liechtenauer
    by /u/MisterGryphius on January 18, 2021 at 4:27 am

    Hello All, I am considering HEMA as a hobby and have a question for any St. Louis (MO) residents. I would like to start off with a Saber or German Longsword (Saber preferred), but I am unsure if there are any clubs in the area that offer either of these. Are there any STL residents here that could lead me in the right direction? Much appreciated, Mr. G. Edit: Above, I mentioned that I would prefer saber over german longsword, but I have really been more on the fence between these two. However, I’m from a wresting background so I’m inclined to believe the longsword world work better for synergy. submitted by /u/MisterGryphius [link] [comments]

  • How do I get into hema?
    by /u/stickman16 on January 17, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Is it expensive and is this a workout like seriously hard work? submitted by /u/stickman16 [link] [comments]

  • HEMA Resources
    by /u/the_blade_itself on January 17, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    What are your favourite youtube channels or websites for getting your HEMA fix in these isolated times? submitted by /u/the_blade_itself [link] [comments]

  • Fighting someone wearing armor
    by /u/Antihippyaktion on January 17, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    I am looking for information on fighting someone who is wearing a suit of armor plate when you are wearing light or no armor. Do any manuals discuss this? Just curious what weapons and tactics would be employed submitted by /u/Antihippyaktion [link] [comments]

  • How strong is the handle of a spear or a polearm?
    by /u/Zato5Ichi on January 17, 2021 at 5:10 am

    This is a question I have wondered for a while. I know that a sword most likely wouldn’t cut through the shaft of a spear or polearm, but in general, how strong are they? For example, if a person were to accidentally trip and get one end of their spear stuck in the ground, then lean their weight on the length of the shaft, would that snap it in half due to the tension of an adult humans weight being on it? How would it fair if it got smacked on a large rock? I would assume materials would have something to do with it, as well as the situation that it is facing. submitted by /u/Zato5Ichi [link] [comments]

  • Update!: On my last post about Polish Saber! I LOVE this Kvetun Easton 3. It’s heavy curve I think fits it better than I expected. I can answer questions bout it.
    by /u/Jakelighting on January 16, 2021 at 8:23 pm

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  • Sword verses the spear
    by /u/badwolf7778 on January 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Ah yes, a debate that tends to pop up again and again. I know that the general consensus is that spears tend to out do the sword in a one vs one combat because of the force of the staff has enough force to break a static block of a sword and tends to have more range. However, there is one combination I’ve been wanting to ask people. What about long sword with flamberg blade and the often use of half swording? The wavy blade might help catch the end of a blade and the use of a half swording block plus counter might be enough to gain an advantage over the staff/spear user. Need some more opinions about this and please be respectful and keep an objective mind. Thanks guys! submitted by /u/badwolf7778 [link] [comments]

  • “Flow” drills and “smooth” movement.
    by /u/BlackHarbourTRPG on January 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve been doing a little bit of solo practice during lockdown, just trying to get back into/keep my hand in my HEMA practice. I’ve been watching a few videos on solo drills, for training ideas and inspiration, and I’ve noticed that almost universally, what is recommended is “smooth” movement in “flow” drills, in which it appears that the weapon is moved at a consistent pace with no discernable adjustment in speed between the cut and the transition to the next cut. The closest I could find to a reason for this was one channel saying something like “slow is smooth, smooth is fast” which, without elaboration or explanation, is not explanatory, other than as a concise demonstration of logical fallacy. So, what’s the story with this? Is there an interpretation of some passage from the treatises which underlies this practice, is there an authoritative contemporary explanation as to why this is a good idea, is it so obviously self explanatory that the problem clearly lies with me….what’s going on here? On its face, I struggle to see the advantage of practicing to move your weapon at an artificially consistent speed when that is not how weapon movement in combat works, given that it is possible to more accurately mimic combat speed in solo practice. I see no upside, other than perhaps making it easier and more accessible when learning a particular flow sequence to actually perform the movements, if one is eliminating weapon speed as a variable. But I see no mention of progression towards more dynamic or realistic weapon speed in the videos I’ve watched. The end goal, if one is even suggested, appears to be just moving the weapon faster, but still at a continuous speed. I’ve never trained with a pell, is it the case that the pace/recovery element of cutting is assumed to be practiced on the pell or in partnered training and therefore it isn’t necessary in solo drilling? Still, I don’t see this as a reason to eliminate it from solo drilling. That would be like saying “you practice footwork when you free play, so when you’re practicing cutting there’s no need for footwork”. I think back to my TKD days and the “forms” we practiced there, and I imagine how they would look and how reduced the training value of them would be if the movements and strikes that comprise them were performed at a consistent pace for the sake of a “smooth” and “flowing” look. You’re meant to be imagining that these forms are being performed in reaction to real attacks, which I suppose the flow drills are not? Separate question really then, but is there a place for more Eastern MA style “forms” over these solo flows, or in addition to them? Can you point to any? All I see are these smooth flow drills when I look online, though admittedly I haven’t spent many hours deeply researching the topic, I’ve only seen the top ten or so videos that come up when you YT search “longsword solo drill” It can’t be the case that this is due to some difference in kind between empty handed and weapons based martial arts, as the eastern arts which have weapon forms use the same realistic approached to attack speed, in those forms, with Iaido being one notable exception that comes to mind. None of this really touches on the overall value or lack thereof of solo training, granted, and that’s a big topic in itself which is beyond the scope of my questions, but at a minimum let’s assume that solo training when done thoughtfully and with a view to analysis can be better than no training. submitted by /u/BlackHarbourTRPG [link] [comments]

  • Custom Sparring Gloves
    by /u/zurnic on January 16, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Ordering some custom sized sparring gloves. I plan on wearing a pair of Rig Lizards 2021 under them and I’m wondering if I should use my measurements with or without those gloves on. They seem to add a few cms at most to each measurement. EDIT: Manufacturer contacted me (well the US distributor) and recommended that I measure my hands without anything on them. submitted by /u/zurnic [link] [comments]

  • Reading list for Scottish broadsword?
    by /u/Spiritual_Squash_734 on January 15, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    I already own “Lessons of the Broadsword Masters” which is great but I am wanting some reading material that fleshes out the world surrounding the art. Being a layman with no academic background with this sort of stuff I don’t really know where to start. Are there any indepth works on the gladiators of this period? Who were the famous practioners? I am really interested in this stuff but have no idea where to start. submitted by /u/Spiritual_Squash_734 [link] [comments]

  • A new 3D model and video of Moonbrand, Oakeshott’s favorite sword
    by /u/NathanArmsAndArmor on January 15, 2021 at 2:56 pm

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  • I made an indoor longsword trainer.
    by /u/iamnotparanoid on January 14, 2021 at 4:36 pm

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  • Painted Mask Megathread
    by /u/detrio on July 12, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Post your pictures of your painted masks here. Be constructive and kind to the folks who spent the time working on their masks. submitted by /u/detrio [link] [comments]

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