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 …

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Review: Ontario Knives Chimera

Among the countries of the world one stands out as truly blessed with excellent knife makers manufacturing big utility/combat knives. Why that …

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Review: Tinea Kombat Knife

Today we are going to look closer at a fairly new modern Italian-design combat knife that not so many have heard of yet, …

John Polychronakis was one of the last sword staff makers.

Sword staff: The sword of the poor!

Original article by Eytichios Tzirtilakis. Translation into English by George E. Georgas Once upon a time in the Byzantine Empire, the wooden swords were …

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Happy Easter from HROARR!

Just wishing everyone a terrific, HEMAtistic Easter! Keep up the great work with training, fighting, researching and most importantly sharing your knowledge, …

Jogo do Pau returns to the WWOC

It is my pleasure to announce that, after sadly missing the 2012 event, I'll be again teaching at the WWOC (Hannover). More, …