On Individual Lessons in HEMA

Ours are fighting systems that are under (re)construction. Those of us who consider themselves researchers ponder their brains out in order to understand martial instruction from the past – often several hundred years old– preserved in old books and pictures. This may sound a daunting task, but the last decades show that it is not hopeless. In the case of some fighting systems with a broad source base, such as the medieval German Kunst des Fechtens or the modern era Scottish broadsword, we have been able to reach a level of understanding in which controversies revolve around tactical and...

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