The following selection of essays, training tips, how-to’s, and interpretive research articles are meant to be the beginning of a large, constantly growing archive of works representing as wide a spectrum of viewpoints within the field of HEMA as possible. These articles are meant to spark discussion, inspire further inquiry, and give HEMA practitioners, both members and non-members alike, with food for thought.
One caveat before reading, however: the HEMA Alliance does not espouse any one particular worldview, curriculum, or doctrine as the only answer. These articles represent the views of the author(s) alone, and do not imply that members of HEMAA are expected to abide by or even read them. In the spirit of the arts we all study, personal expression and experimentation are encouraged and expected, and no view expressed here—even those of our own Board of Directors Governing Council, or Curriculum Council—is “the HEMAA view.”
So whether you’re a member of HEMAA, a non-member HEMA practitioner, or just an interested bystander, read, enjoy, and then feel free to visit the Forums section of the site. Start a discussion or join in on one. We’re all part of a community, and all our opinions have a place.
Steven Reich, Montante & Spada da Due Mani
Stew Feil, Skills and Attributes: Training for Combat
Jeffrey Hull, Dobringer Longsword Flourish
Jay Vail and Casper Bradak, Ringen Vocabulary
Jeffrey Hull, Fight Earnestly
Keith Myers, Medieval Hand to Hand Combat (links to zip file of book)