Welcome to my HEMA blog, I will be sharing my experiences as a competitive fencer in the Irish Historical Fencing League (IHFL), discussing my thoughts on training methods as both a student and as an instructor and looking at the equipment we all use. Whilst I am not the greatest historian in the HEMA firmament I will also do my best to discuss the treatises and manuals that form the basis of the Art.
Saturday was the last event of the 2017 IHFL the Galway HEMA Open. I have attended every event in the season this year and I have been looking forward to this event for a few weeks. A chance to fence, learn something, to catch up with other League heads and hopefully to have a good…
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