Max Chavelev

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The Emergence of Historical Technique in Modern Tournaments

One of the criticisms that is often leveled at modern competitions for historical fencing is that the fighting seen in the bouts does not look like …

Buying your first feder from Regenyei Armory

A feder in a field, at AHA Loch Lomond 2013.<br>Photo by Elliot Howie. Many longsword practitioners choose to buy their first “federschwert” or training …

How to Become Comfortable Wearing Safety Gear

Sometimes people find it very difficult to get into the habit of wearing safety gear, and come up with all kinds of reasons and excuses not to wear …

A point about longsword guards and hand injury in fencing

HEMA - Historical Fencing - How to get into it, if you're not near a club

Training sword maintenance - Prevention

As everyone knows, steel rusts very easily and salty human sweat in combination with training swords is a very bad combination if you don’t take care …


HEMA longsword training tips: A simple cutting drill

HEMA longsword training tips: Linking attacks, guards and movement into a 'flourish' drill

Sword engraving the Professional Way

Sword Engraving<p>There are various ways to engrave the blade of a sword, some more refined than others. A dremel and a steady hand can achieve good …


Lightsaber and Longsword Forms: Fiction, Fact, and Application

<b>By Eric Lowe, Sword Class NYC student in the German Longsword (Liechtenauers Kunst des Fechtens) class</b><p>I think everybody remembers the first time they …

Martial Arts

Swordfighting, As You See It In The Movies, Is A Lie

The kind of swordfighting you see in movies and TV shows, where everything is graceful and balletic and entertaining, is fiction. Nobody ever fought …

Guards: Ochs

How to grip the medieval longsword, Part 1 (Historical Fencing)

An important feature of the 'federschwert' in historical fencing

How to grip the medieval longsword, Part 1 (Historical Fencing)

Liechtenauers Kunst des Fechtens

<b>Liechtenauers Kunst des Fechtens</b> (‘Liechtenauer’s Art of Fighting’) was developed by Johannes Liechtenauer, a 14th century fencing master. …

15th century

Ten Reasons Why Longsword Fencing Differs So Much from Modern Fencing

Ten Reasons Why Longsword Fencing Differs <br>...So Much from Modern Fencing<p>By John Clements <br>ARMA Director<p>The distinctions between the wielding of a long …

Martial Arts

HEMA Shop nylon swords and adapting them - HEMA

Is kendo a good basis for learning HEMA longsword?