The importance of books 24: Guy Windsor

Guy Windsor. 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 Guy Windsor, who is a well-known international author, fencer and instructor.

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The importance of books 23: Marek Helman

Marek Helman. 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 Marek Helman, who is an accomplished instructor and competitor.

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The importance of books 22: Roberto Gotti

Roberto Gotti. Image by Laure Bornier, 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 Roberto Gotti, who is a well-known international collector, fencer and instructor.

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The importance of books 21: Lee Smith

Lee Smith. 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 Lee Smith, who is a well-known international instructor and competitor.

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The importance of books 20: Jim Campbell

James Campbell. 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 Jim Campbell, who is a highly accomplished competitor and instructor in Australia.

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The importance of books 19: Kristine Konsmo

Kristine Konsmo. Image by Bec Campbell, 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 Kristine Konsmo, who is a well-known international instructor and competitor.

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“End him rightly” – a translation error

MS Germ.Quart.16, folio 7r. Image from the Wiktenauer website.

Since 2014, there has been a certain meme on the internet that really annoys me. I know, I’m a grumpy old man, and memes tend to annoy me anyway, but this particular meme stems from an incorrect translation and an incorrect interpretation. In other words, it is a series of errors, and should be laid to rest along with any other incorrect translations or dysfunctional interpretations.

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