Technical issues

Hi everyone! For the last few days we have been experiencing some technical issues with the site. I am not quite sure of …

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Fencing and Modernity

What is a Fencer? Part II The sword is one of the most powerful symbols of our culture. But how does the …

Swordfish on Al Jazeera

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in whatever way with Swordfish! And to Paul Rhys, the reporter who did this excellent piece on …

The Swordfish 2014 livestream

The Swordfish 2014 livestream is set to start on 20:00 CET, November 1 on this link: http://live.ghfs.se/ Please help us raise awareness of our …

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Concerning the Rules of Tournaments

This article is to some extent a reply to Γιώργος Ζαχαρόπουλος’s article in which he points out the conflicting requirements that tournament …

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Choreographing HEMA for film

A director who was filming a documentary about a historical battle on a ship recently approached me. So, this is an attempt …

Swordfish tournament livestream

Swordfish livestream will showcase on Saturday, November 1st, on this adress, spread the word! http://live.ghfs.se In the meantime, follow the link to enjoy …

HEMA in the N.Y. Times

We’re quite excited to see HEMA being reported in the renowned and prestigious N.Y. Times magazine! It features both an article on …

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Gaited horses in Fiore’s manuals?

I was originally researching technical aspects of Fiore’s mounted combat, staring at the illustrations, when I suddenly noticed the horses’ legs. The …

On Tournament rules

Well I guess this is the “hot potato” of the HEMA community! I am sure that a lot of other people before …