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HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts and is an activity practiced by thousands across the country and around the world. The HEMA-Cast is a podcast focused on the topics and events important to the HEMA community. By going to events and interviewing members of HEMA, we get to exchange ideas and get to know the HEMA community at large.
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May 19, 2016

Today's episode isn't really an episode so much as an announcement that I will be taking a two week break. Our next episode will be posted June 2nd, and I'll let you know who I'll be interviewing as soon as I figure that out. In the meantime, here are a couple other podcasts related to HEMA that you should check out. And a link to the next event I'll be attending beneath that.

Frank Docherty - English Martial Arts and Self Defense at http://maister1.buzzsprout.com/ and also on iTunes
Description - (from the website) This series of Podcasts will explain in simple terms the English Martial Arts and the self defense that English Martial Arts training equips us with. These podcasts will include descriptions, and the use of various weapons and Bare Fist Fighting. The Principles of the art and the true fight will be explained as well. These podcasts will be once monthly, and there will be occasional podcasts on self defense.

Swordguild Podcast - a discussion podcast hosted by Swordguild Portland https://soundcloud.com/swordguildpdx
Description - (from Soundcloud) A Historical European Martial Arts group in Portland, Oregon which has plenty to say and plenty to drink. NSFW and not to be taken too seriously, experienced instructors, intermediate students, and beginners in both drinking and HEMA round-table whatever comes up.

Fechtschule New York 2016 - June 3rd to June 5th http://www.newyorklongsword.com/fechtschule-new-york/
Information and rules can be found on their Facebook event page - Fechtschule New York 2016

May 12, 2016

On May 7th, there was supposed to be an event called Klopfterfecht. It was an event that wouldn't be about classes or tournaments, but instead about having fun. Ultimately, the event didn't happen, but not for lack of trying.

In this interview, I visited John Rothe of the Pennsylvania Klopffechters. John organized the aforementioned event, as well was one of the founding members of the Klopffechters. 

More information for the event referenced in this episode, Fechtschule New York, can be found on Facebook.

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May 5, 2016

On April 23rd and 24th I had the opportunity to go to Springeck, an event in Wanaque, NJ, hosted by the NJ Historical Fencing Association. I had a blast free-sparring, learning and even got the chance to interview several people over the weekend.

In this episode, I interviewed Eric White from the New Jersey Historical Fencing Association, Ben Lehman and Chris Taylor both from the Wisconsin Historical Fencing association, and Jim Brooks from Broken Plow in Pittsburgh.

Eric White is the Principle instructor at the New Jersey Historical Fencing Association. He organized Springeck and we have him to thank for putting it all together. He also received the distinction of being a Journeyman in the Historical Fencing Affiliates at Springeck this year.

Ben Lehman is now a Senior Free Scholar at the Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association having played his prize at Springeck. 

Chris Taylor is also from the Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association, and is the 2016 Springeck King, having won Balloon Wars.

Jim Brooks is with Broken Plow Western Martial Arts. He helped to found Broken Plow a couple of years ago with Josh Parise.

You can visit the NJ HFA website here, and the WHFA website here. The Historical Fencing Affiliate's Charter can be found here.

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