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HEMA Charity 2014

It never ceases to amaze me what incredible people that make up the Historical Fencing community. Your hospitality, openness, willingness to share and generosity is second …

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A salute to Joachim Meÿer!

On this day, the 24th of February, 1571, Fencing Master and ex-soldier Joachim Meÿer died shortly after his arrival at the court …

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HEMA and politics

Looking at the recent "sexistic HEMA banner debate" I really feel a concern about how quickly these women and men who object have …

Wiktenauer fundraiser

As you may have suspected, running Wiktenauer isn't free. While neither I nor sysadmin Christian receive any compensation for our efforts, the …

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Badass Indes Ladies

Here in Salzburg, in our club called INDES more than a third of the members are female. A while ago the idea …

Thank you for 2013!

I just want to thank everyone for an amazing year, both for me as a person for being given the chance to …

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The jury has reached a decision!

Finally we have a decision on the awardees of the HEMA Scholar Awards 2013. After careful consideration of all nominations sent in …

Some Fencing lessons, as I have received on the floor from Hans Wilhelm, the fencing master, in Sorø during the time I was there.In the year 1657, on the 10th of July.

Some Fencing Rules

The following translation of the manuscript Cod. Guelf. 264.23 contains the notes of an unknown German speaking student about his fencing lessons …

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Longswords and their data

For the past year or so, I have been gathering data on longswords. These come from a wide range of different source, …