Some exclusive technical views on Bartitsu’s famous stick fighter Pierre Vigny as well as his surprising link with the Olympics.
In 1832 London, a group of recreational fencers got arrested for conspiring to overthrow the government.
Identifying the first known example of a sabre designed by Marey-Monge.
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.