Was HEMA ever a sport? And is it now? We look at some of the particularities of sport, a relatively recent concept.
What isn’t HEMA?
We often define things by establishing what they’re not. HEMA is no exception. What are the limits of the concept of HEMA?
Divers foul tricks and stratagems: Mexican and Bowie knife fighting
Let’s look at some sources describing Bowie and Mexican knife fighting.
“Belaboring each other fiendishly.” The early days of kendo and kenjutsu in America
An early history of Kendo and Kenjutsu in America in different cities.
Singlestick… Or is it? Stick sports in America, an investigation
Was singlestick presented at the 1904 Olympics? Was Teddy Roosevelt an ardent singlestick fighter? Or was it all something else?