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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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Nov 22, 2017

I have made many friends in HEMA, but today's episode features 3 friends that I made fairly early on in my HEMA Career. John Morahn, Greg Fasolino, and Nick Murro are three people that I respect and admire, and because of that, I wanted to interview them and share their stories with the rest of the HEMA community.

John Morahn is an instructor with Western Swordsmanship Technique and Research (WSTR) out of Willimantic, CT. At IGX 2016 and 2017 he taught Mair's Scythe, a non traditional Western Martial Arts weapon.

You can find more information about WSTR at https://sites.google.com/site/wstrinfo/. You can find John Morahn on Facebook and Twitter.

Greg Fasolino is a member of the Long Island Historical Fencing Society on Long Island New York. He was among the first tournament fights I ever had at IGX 2015. I got to interview him about being a Wisdom League fighter at IGX 2016.

You can find more information about Long Island Historical Fencing at http://www.longislandlongsword.com. Where they also have information about Long Island Point, part of the LHFL.

Nick Murro is the instructor for MEMAG Crossing Fight School. Nick reached out to my club shortly after we were established and has always helped us to be as technical and good sword fighters as we could be. He was my paired technique partner at Longpoint 2017, and we got to sit down and talk about what it's like to be instructors for HEMA.

You can find more information about MEMAG Crossing Fight School at http://www.memag.net/crossingfight.html

 

To add some more community involvement, I'd like to have our listeners record themselves reading the opening and/or closing script to be included in the episode. If you'd like send me a recording of either the opening or closing script, e-mail me at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com with an audio file.

The script for the opening and closing of the episode are found below:

Opening: Hello, You're listening to the HEMA-Cast. A HEMA Focused Podcast. Where we interview members of the HEMA community, have roundtable discussions about topics important to HEMA, and discuss upcoming events with event organizers. I am [your name] and here is your host Patrick McCaffrey.

Closing: You can find The HEMA-Cast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music at the HEMA-Cast. If you like what we do, and want to make it easier for people to find us, please rate us, write a review, and share it with your friends. If there's something we could be doing better, or you want to recommend a topic or a person to talk with, e-mail us at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, this is [your name] and I hope you are granted Prudence, Celerity, Audacity, and Fortitude in all that you do. Thanks for listening.

 

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 Old Line Historical Swordsmanship. Old Line Historical Swordsmanship is a martial arts club dedicated to studying the arts of medieval Germany. They study all manner of European swords, Longsword, Sword and Buckler, Saber, Rapier, Dagger, Wrestling, and others. 

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast and hear sneak previews of interviews before they are put together in episodes.

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

Aug 28, 2017

Jayson Barrons is the president of the HEMA Alliance. The HEMA Alliance (HEMAA) is a service organization for the Historical European Martial Arts community. It is incorporated as an educational non-profit in order to provide a wide range of services from a stable core whose educational mission is legally bound by open bylaws and democracy. Jayson talked about some of the goals and the projects that the HEMAA is working on and how members can get involved.

You can find out more about the HEMAA at http://www.hemaalliance.com/

Jake Norwood is a founder of CKDF and Longpoint. He occasionally runs a combat stress class at various events he attends. This class is designed to help fighters get more comfortable in a stressful situation, like competition, or a fight. We got a chance to talk about what you can do on your own, or in your own group, to get used to fighting at high intensity.

Capital Kunst des Fechtens can be found at http://www.capitalkdf.org/

More information about Longpoint, including the Longpoint Historical Fencing League, and Longpoint South, can be found at http://www.fightlongpoint.com/

 

To add some more community involvement, I'd like to have our listeners record themselves reading the opening and/or closing script to be included in the episode. If you'd like send me a recording of either the opening or closing script, e-mail me at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com with an audio file.

The script for the opening and closing of the episode are found below:

Opening: Hello, You're listening to the HEMA-Cast. A HEMA Focused Podcast. Where we interview members of the HEMA community, have roundtable discussions about topics important to HEMA, and discuss upcoming events with event organizers. I am [your name] and here is your host Patrick McCaffrey.

Closing: You can find The HEMA-Cast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music at the HEMA-Cast. If you like what we do, and want to make it easier for people to find us, please rate us, write a review, and share it with your friends. If there's something we could be doing better, or you want to recommend a topic or a person to talk with, e-mail us at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, this is [your name] and I hope you are granted Prudence, Celerity, Audacity, and Fortitude in all that you do. Thanks for listening.

 

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/

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast and hear sneak previews of interviews before they are put together in episodes.

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

Jun 24, 2017

From Memorial Day weekend until June 27th, Broken Plow Pittsburg Sword Fighters hosted Peter Als Nerving and Fanni Baranyi and their Historical Equestrian Martial Sports Seminar at Double M Gaited Horses in Renfrew, PA. Each weekend they taught swordfighters how to ride and the basics of mounted combat. I got a chance to attend the first seminar and to chat with Peter and Josh about HEMS and the Seminars.

You can find more information about HEMS in the Historical Equestrian Martial Sports Facebook group found here. Double M Gaited Horses can be found on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Double-M-Gaited-Horses-471572742883919. Josh Parise and Broken Plow - Pittsburgh Swordfighters can be found online at http://www.pittsburghswordfighters.com/

As mentioned in the podcast, Dom Duarte's book can be found on Amazon The Art of Riding on Every Saddle

To add some more community involvement, I'd like to have our listeners record themselves reading the opening and/or closing script to be included in the episode. If you'd like send me a recording of either the opening or closing script, e-mail me at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com with an audio file.

The script for the opening and closing of the episode are found below:

Opening: Hello, You're listening to the HEMA-Cast. A HEMA Focused Podcast. Where we interview members of the HEMA community, have roundtable discussions about topics important to HEMA, and discuss upcoming events with event organizers. I am [your name] and here is your host Patrick McCaffrey.

Closing: You can find The HEMA-Cast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music at the HEMA-Cast. If you like what we do, and want to make it easier for people to find us, please rate us, write a review, and share it with your friends. If there's something we could be doing better, or you want to recommend a topic or a person to talk with, e-mail us at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, this is [your name] and I hope you are granted Prudence, Celerity, Audacity, and Fortitude in all that you do. Thanks for listening.

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. You can find them online at http://Marylandkdf.com.

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast and hear sneak previews of interviews before they are put together in episodes.

Upcoming Events the HEMA-Cast will be attending

Longpoint 2017 - http://www.fightlongpoint.com/

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

Jun 2, 2017

Cédric Hauteville sat down with me at IGX 2016 to discuss his Youtube Documentary - Back to the Source. We got a chance to talk about some motivations for putting together the documentary and some difficulties with putting it all together. Cédric is a member of the English Martial Arts Academy which can be found online at http://www.englishmartialarts.com/ You can get in touch with Cedric on Twitter https://twitter.com/Hauced and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cedric_hauteville/

Keith Cotter-Reilly and I got a chance to talk at the Mid-Atlantic Ringen Symposium this year about Ringen, Abrazare, and all things Grappling. He is the head instructor for the Atlanta Freifechter group. They primarily study the works of Joachim Meyer, as well as Fabian Von Auerswald for ringen. He has also taught workshops at several of the HEMA events in the USA. The Atlanta Freifechters can be found online at http://www.fencingatl.com/. He is also the US supplier for SPES. SPES USA can be found online at http://histfenc.us/

To add some more community involvement, I'd like to have our listeners record themselves reading the opening and/or closing script to be included in the episode. If you'd like send me a recording of either the opening or closing script, e-mail me at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com with an audio file.

The script for the opening and closing of the episode are found below:

Opening: Hello, You're listening to the HEMA-Cast. A HEMA Focused Podcast. Where we interview members of the HEMA community, have roundtable discussions about topics important to HEMA, and discuss upcoming events with event organizers. I am [your name] and here is your host Patrick McCaffrey.

Closing: You can find The HEMA-Cast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music at the HEMA-Cast. If you like what we do, and want to make it easier for people to find us, please rate us, write a review, and share it with your friends. If there's something we could be doing better, or you want to recommend a topic or a person to talk with, e-mail us at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, this is [your name] and I hope you are granted Prudence, Celerity, Audacity, and Fortitude in all that you do. Thanks for listening.

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. You can find them online at http://Marylandkdf.com.

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast and hear sneak previews of interviews before they are put together in episodes.

Upcoming Events the HEMA-Cast will be attending

Broken Plow Presents Peter Als Nerving's Historical European Martial Sports Seminar (HEMS) - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broken-plow-weekend-equestrian-seminars-tickets-33800884355

The New York Historical Fencing Association's Fechtschule New York - https://www.facebook.com/events/123838278149907/

And Longpoint 2017 - http://www.fightlongpoint.com/

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

May 18, 2017

International competitors Anton Kohutovič, Martin Tibenský, Sergey Kultaev, and Alexander Stankiewics attended IGX 2016 to compete and demonstrate their fencing skill and training, taking the top 3 spots in the IGX open Longsword competition.

Anton Kohutovič and Martin Tibenský are from The Fencing Guild of Trnava in Slovakia. The fencing guild of Trnava can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrnavskySermiarskyCech/

The Freifectergilde can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/FFGilde and online at http://ffgspb.ru/ The Freifectergilde's event Fecht Terra 2017 will take place October 7th through 9th. More information about that can be found on their facebook page. And the Freifectergilde is part of NFHEMA which can be found at ruhema.ru.

To add some more community involvement, I'd like to have our listeners record themselves reading the opening and/or closing script to be included in the episode. If you'd like send me a recording of either the opening or closing script, e-mail me at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com with an audio file.

The script for the opening and closing of the episode are found below:

Opening: Hello, You're listening to the HEMA-Cast. A HEMA Focused Podcast. Where we interview members of the HEMA community, have roundtable discussions about topics important to HEMA, and discuss upcoming events with event organizers. I am [your name] and here is your host Patrick McCaffrey.

Closing: You can find The HEMA-Cast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music at the HEMA-Cast. If you like what we do, and want to make it easier for people to find us, please rate us, write a review, and share it with your friends. If there's something we could be doing better, or you want to recommend a topic or a person to talk with, e-mail us at HEMAPodcast@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, this is [your name] and I hope you are granted Prudence, Celerity, Audacity, and Fortitude in all that you do. Thanks for listening.

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. You can find them online at http://Marylandkdf.com.

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast and hear sneak previews of interviews before they are put together in episodes.

Upcoming Events the HEMA-Cast will be attending

Broken Plow Presents Peter Als Nerving's Historical European Martial Sports Seminar (HEMS) - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broken-plow-weekend-equestrian-seminars-tickets-33800884355

The New York Historical Fencing Association's Fechtschule New York - https://www.facebook.com/events/123838278149907/

And Longpoint 2017 - http://www.fightlongpoint.com/

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

Apr 7, 2017

We wrap up the last of the Longpoint 2016 interviews with the first of the IGX 2016 interviews, and a special interview from MARS this past weekend.

Steven Hirsh is the founder and fitness coach of Athena School of Arms from Boston Massachusetts. He was the last of our Longpoint 2016 interviews and we talked about goals in training and running a HEMA school or club. You can find more information about Athena School of Arms on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/athenaschoolofarms.

Jeff Tsay is the organizer of IGX, as well as an instructor for Forte Swordplay from Boston Massachusetts. We got a chance to discuss the competition and intention behind IGX 2016. Which competitions were chosen and why. It is a great look at the process of putting together an event. You can find more information about Forte Swordplay on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/forteswordplay. And you can find more information about IGX at http://www.irongateexhibition.com/. IGX 2017 will be held September 29th through October 1st in Danvers MA.

Chuck Gross is from Broken Plow in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and author of #HEMAStrong. Chuck and I sat down and talked at the end of the Mid-Atlantic Ringen Symposium in Virginia to talk about his journey to becoming #HEMAStrong. You can find more information about #HEMAStrong on facebook and at http://www.hemastrong.com/

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 http://Marylandkdf.com.

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

Mar 21, 2017

Longpoint 2016 interviews are almost wrapped up with Logan Black and Ben Jarashow. Logan Black is the blacksmith for Black Horse Blades out of Wisconsin. His work horse feder is making waves in the HEMA community since it came out, and we got to talk about steel and swords. You can find Black Horse Blades online at http://www.blackhorseblades.com/, and you can contact them via e-mail at blackhorseblades@gmail.com

Ben Jarashow is an instructor for Maryland KDF and a part of the organizational team for Longpoint. We got to talk about a lot of what goes into making Longpoint the amazing experience that it is, as well as some suggestions for running your own event. Maryland KDF can be found online at http://Marylandkdf.com. And more information for Longpoint can be found at http://www.fightlongpoint.com/.

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 http://Marylandkdf.com.

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

Feb 18, 2017

Marshall Strong and Zachary Springer from Schola St. George Savannah, join Matt Stinson at the 3rd Team Georgia regional meeting. They talk about the judging culture and training of judges in Georgia. As well as their introductory curriculum in Savannah.

Matt Sennet of Maryland Kunst des Fechtens Harford County sat down with me at Longpoint last year to talk about blacksmithing, and taking care of gear in HEMA. 

Marshall Strong and Zachary Springer are members of Schola St George Savannah. Schola St George Savannah can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ssgsavannah/

Matt Sennet is an instructor for Maryland Kunst des Fechtens - Harford County. MKDF can be found online at Marylandkdf.com.

Matt Stinson is the instructor for Bold City Longsword in Jacksonville Florida, and guest host for the HEMA-Cast. You can find Bold City Longsword on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BoldCityLongsword/, and online at https://www.jacksonvillehema.com/.

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.

If you like what you hear, you can support the HEMA-Cast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/HEMACast

Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast

E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com

Listen to us on the web at http://hemacast.libsyn.com/ | On iTunes at The HEMA-Cast | Stitcher at The HEMA-Cast | Google Play Podcasts at The HEMA-Cast

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