Monday, October 3, 1904 Watertown Daily Times Fencing bouts indulged in by Italians with blunt weapons Man Suspected of Baddato’s (sic)…
The Broad Swordsman’s Pocket Companion
A small colored booklet on broadsword fencing published in 1830 by Capt. Frederick Wroughton.
Keyboard warriors: Martial arts in the age of participatory culture
What makes HEMA truly unique in the martial arts world is how it is community driven.
Bataireacht in an Australian dinner
A newspaper article about an Irish man defending himself with a shillelagh in 1930s Australia.
How to disturb a man’s philosophy: Instruction in singlestick
An 1845 method of singlestick based on Walker.
What is a martial art… historically that is
Where (and when) the term originates and how it came to hold the meaning it has today.
Action Movies: Early films of European Martial Arts
A selection of some of the earliest videos of Western Martial Arts.
Not your grandpa’s cane
A selection of unusual weaponized canes from a recent auction.
Chasseurs et gentlemen : Histoire des arts martiaux au Québec
L’histoire des arts martiaux au Québec, des premières nations en passant par l’arrivée des Européens et celle des arts martiaux de l’Asie.
Treatise on the contre-pointe, by Alexandre Valville, 1817
The Franco-Russian sabre manual of Alexandre Valville, fencing master to the Imperial Guard, published in 1817.