Olympic fencing is white, HEMA is black…but what was it historically?
In 1895, the British army released a new sword exercise for the use of its officers, which had been in Continue reading
Continuing in my presentation of knife fighting traditions, I found these two detailed descriptions of Argentinian Gaucho dagger fencing from the Continue reading
Monday, October 3, 1904 Watertown Daily Times Fencing bouts indulged in by Italians with blunt weapons Man Suspected of Baddato’s (sic) Continue reading
The Irish rebellion of 1798 is a painful memory. Following the American and French Revolutions, the Irish Republicans – with Continue reading
An Italian sabre made during the country’s unification.
A small colored booklet on broadsword fencing published in 1830 by Capt. Frederick Wroughton.
What makes HEMA truly unique in the martial arts world is how it is community driven.