Hierarchical Sword Press: News for June 2015

“…In fact he marshalled such an host of many different nations that it was a world’s wonder.” [1] Medieval Combat World Championships. Swordfish. Longpoint. Battle of the Nations. … and many, many others. We have an embarrassment of riches in HEMA in that we have a number of national and international competitions during which we…

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Archival Sword Press: News for May 2015

Within Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), our serious scholars often suspect that our community suffers to an unknown degree from ‘lost treasures’.  Precious books, scrolls, weapons and armour are frequently believed to have fallen to the decaying effects of time. Poor storage, war,  long winters (think fireplace fuel), flood, fire, and hoarding in private collections are just some examples of the natural…

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Bartitsu Videos Worldwide

A picture is worth a thousand words (that’s why we all like illustrations in our fight manuals), and a video is 30 images per second… so that’s a lot better. Here’s a selection of Bartitsu videos from around the world: Russia If you pause at 1m30, that poster was design by me, made to look…

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