An open letter to members of the HEMA Alliance and some other organizations.

You may believe certain conversations you have on public social media are somehow private or not seen by others. This is not the case. You may also have certain past grievances with a particular well known historical fencing instructor and researcher. Those particular disagreements are your own issue and are best kept between involved parties. There are a number of you who I maintain friendships with who are former members of the ARMA. I wish to maintain these friendships in spite of whatever conflicts which occurred between yourselves and the ARMA director. I understand that many of these disputes may not have been settled or that there are still personal issues between yourself and the director of our organization. However, it does little for the benefit of any of our collective organizations or to our efforts in reconstructing forgotten fighting arts to encourage an environment of hostility between our organization and other organizations or individuals. There are members of the HEMA Alliance or other organizations, who have had no past affiliation with the ARMA or its members who I maintain contact with in a spirit of mutual advancement of these forgotten arts. I frequently encounter conversations on social media and various forums in which people who, as far as I am aware, have never had any affiliations with the ARMA, nor to my knowledge have ever met Mr. Clements...

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