The importance of books 33: Cory Winslow

Cory Winslow. Photo by Mandy Michels, from Facebook.

This is a series of interviews with well-known HEMA practitioners from around the world. The subject is the importance of books in the HEMA community. Personally, I think books are immensely important to the community (and in general!), but I am interested to find out more about how other people see the issue.

This week’s interview is with Cory Winslow, who is a well-known international instructor, researcher, and translator.

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What to read to begin studying longsword

Keith and his brother Colin fencing with longswords during a demonstration at Glasgow University. Photo by Rene Bauer, 2012.

New people are always coming into HEMA, and many want to begin studying longsword. A common question is what sources or books to read? What online resources are there? How to get started?

This would be the five resources I would recommend to new people who want to begin studying longsword.

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The importance of books 32: Daniel Jaquet

Daniel Jaquet. Image from Facebook.

This is a series of interviews with well-known HEMA practitioners from around the world. The subject is the importance of books in the HEMA community. Personally, I think books are immensely important to the community (and in general!), but I am interested to find out more about how other people see the issue.

This week’s interview is with Daniel Jaquet, who is a well-known international instructor and researcher.

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Fencing with mixed weapons

Keith Farrell and Yvain Rit fencing with longswords at TaurHEMAchia 2017. Photo by Andrea Boschetti, 2017.

An idea that seems to be enduringly popular is to see what happens when fencing with mixed weapons; if one person as a longsword and the other a messer, or sabre against rapier, or spear against sword and buckler, for example. Some combinations are of course quite far-fetched, but others are quire reasonable, and there are even some sources that discuss fencing with one weapon against a different type of weapon.

So why don’t we see people fencing with mixed weapons more often? This article will attempt to answer the question from my point of view.

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The importance of books 31: Ties Kool

Ties Kool. Image by Simon Pelko, from Facebook.

This is a series of interviews with well-known HEMA practitioners from around the world. The subject is the importance of books in the HEMA community. Personally, I think books are immensely important to the community (and in general!), but I am interested to find out more about how other people see the issue.

This week’s interview is with Ties Kool, who is a well-known international instructor and competitor.

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The importance of books 30: Ilkka Hartikainen

Ilkka Hartikainen. Image from Facebook.

This is a series of interviews with well-known HEMA practitioners from around the world. The subject is the importance of books in the HEMA community. Personally, I think books are immensely important to the community (and in general!), but I am interested to find out more about how other people see the issue.

This week’s interview is with Ilkka Hartikainen, who is a well-known international instructor and competitor.

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The importance of books 29: Anton Kohutovič

Anton Kohutovič. Image from Facebook.

This is a series of interviews with well-known HEMA practitioners from around the world. The subject is the importance of books in the HEMA community. Personally, I think books are immensely important to the community (and in general!), but I am interested to find out more about how other people see the issue.

This week’s interview is with Anton Kohutovič, who is a well-known international competitor and instructor.

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