My name is James Reilly. I have studying HEMA for about three years, and been a member of the alliance for about 5 months. Because i do a lot of individual study i have relied heavily on video instruction. The difficulty has been in tracking down all of the different video resources that are out there and determining which offer exactly what i need when i need it. there is an abundance of this stuff on the web but scattered around loosely connected web forums, social networks, club websites, youtube channels etc...
My proposal is that we add a page to the website that lists along with a working hyperlink, as many video resources as we can find that either lecture on, demonstrate, discuss or teach HEMA, as we can track down. Along with this list i propose we add descriptions(not critiques) of the video's and what they focus on or demonstrate. If we do this in an organized matter we can essentially streamline the material to those who might otherwise get discouraged trying so hard and failing, to find it.
Some of the video's I'm talking about-
DierkHagedorn - Multiple Lessons on longsword of liechtenauer
Drie Wunder - 9 part series on german longsword
Celgus - Tutorial on Italian basics/ Introductory Seminar to Fiore
DarkFury - Various interpretations of german texts
Nikos3000 - 2 two part segments on rapier
GothenburgHFS - club channel with numerous sparring sessions, ads, and demo's including one on the use of pads during drills.
The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Part I and II
Art of Mars - Medieval Combat Italian Longsword - Student Guide Level 1
Michael W. Rasmusson's Extreme Fencing
Reclaiming the blade
Martinez Academies Spanish, Italian, and French styles
SSG Fiore dei Liberi seminar, January 2005 Brian R. Price
Veritas Swordplay Academy Series
ARMA Web documentary
This list is hardly adequate. Neither are the descriptions, however i hope you all can see where i am going. Anyway, lets compile this list and put it on the site and get the resource to those who want it. We can tell them what costs money and where to purchase it, and we can tell them what doesn't and where those materials can be found. Let me know what you think.