Aaron Pynenberg, Travis Mayott, and Stephen Cheney sat down with me at Longpoint to talk about What HEMA is to each of us. From that vague question we had a fantastic discussion about where HEMA has been, where it's going, what makes up HEMA to each of us. If we had the time, we could have continued to discuss HEMA for much longer, but I hope that after listening to this round-table discussion you are inspired to answer the question of "What is HEMA?" for yourself. And hopefully you will find yourself with a more descriptive answer than just "Historical European Martial Arts"
Aaron Pynenberg is the founder and Provost instructor for The Wisconson Historical Fencing Association in Appleton, as well as the Historical Fencing Affiliates. You can visit the Wisconson Historical Fencing Asscociation website at Wi-HFA.org. And the Historical Fencing Affiliates at the-HFA.com
Travis Mayott is the Head Instructor for Maryland Kunst des Fechtens at the Columbia Maryland Location. You can visit the MKDF website at MarylandKDF.com
Stephen Cheney is the instructor for MEMAG Bucks County Sword School in Richboro Pennsylvania. You can visit the Medieval European Martial Arts Guild website at MEMAG.net
The HEMA-Cast is brought to you in part by Sword Carolina. Sword Carolina offers an online HEMA school, as well as The Academy for study group and club leaders. Sword Carolina can be found online at http://swordcarolina.com/
The HEMA-Cast is also brought to you by Maryland Kunst des Fechtens - Harford County is a martial arts club dedicated to studying the arts of medieval Germany. Kunst des Fechtens, the Art of Fighting, consists of longsword, dagger, and wrestling. You can find them online at Marylandkdf.com.
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