La canne, the fascinating French art of fighting with a walking stick. Let’s delve into it’s history.
The briquet is an iconic blade of revolutionary France. Developed in 1767 to replace the longer grenadier sabres it was … More
All about the French art of the Bâton, or as some call it “Grand Bâton” or “Great Stick”.
All about the art of Irish stick fighting or Bataireacht.
A method of umbrella defense as taught in Philadelphia in 1908.
When and where was the first HEMA tournament held?
Was HEMA ever a sport? And is it now? We look at some of the particularities of sport, a relatively recent concept.
We often define things by establishing what they’re not. HEMA is no exception. What are the limits of the concept of HEMA?
Let’s look at some sources describing Bowie and Mexican knife fighting.
Was singlestick presented at the 1904 Olympics? Was Teddy Roosevelt an ardent singlestick fighter? Or was it all something else?