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If You Practice HEMA, You Should Be Competing in Tournaments

Previously, we featured a piece introducing new folks to HEMA, and detailing out some of what is really involved in Historical European Martial Arts. We wanted to take a bit of a turn, though, and look at something that frequently crosses the minds of experienced fencers, martial artists, and HEMA practitioners: Should I really bother […]

What is HEMA, and Why Should You Be Doing It?

Martial arts, for the most part, is not a new concept. The human species has spent an innumerable amount of time over the course of its existence trying to codify and improve upon methods for both causing and preventing harm to other human beings. Interestingly, though, even at one of the greatest times of peace […]