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The HEMA-Cast

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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Mar 5, 2019

We're featuring interviews from Swordsquatch 2018 from both ends of the experience spectrum. Cody Schuler is a newer fencer, and Sven Lugar has decades of experience.

Erik Von Essen is an instructor and founding member of SwordSquatch. You can find more information about the Lonin League at https://lonin.org/.

 

SwordSquatch is a yearly event put on by Lonin League in Seattle Washington. You can find more information about Swordsquatch at http://www.swordsquatch.org/ Early Bird Registration is open, and workshop submissions have been extended to March 31st. You can submit a workshop at http://www.swordsquatch.org/workshop-proposals

 

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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/

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Jul 1, 2016

In this episode I interviewed Jake Norwood of CKDF about Longpoint. America's premier HEMA gathering. We spoke about what goes on at Longpoint, and why people should attend Longpoint.

Jake Norwood is an internationally known competitor and instructor in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), with over 30 medals from national and international full-contact competitions in longsword, military saber, dussack, messer, and target cutting since 2010. A multi-tour combat veteran of the 101st Airborne, Jake combines the training regimen and psychological toughness of the modern warrior to the reconstruction and physical application of Europe‚Äôs traditional fighting arts.

As an instructor, Jake has presented his aggressive, dynamic approach to Kunst des Fechtens, or the Art of Fighting, at workshops and conferences across Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. He is the head instructor at Capital Kunst des Fechtens and founder of the xKDF Network. His students are among the top competitors in the U.S. HEMA tournament scene. Jake is a former board member and the former president of the HEMA Alliance, an educational not-for-profit organization established to provide independent HEMA clubs and schools worldwide with the resources of an international cooperative.

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

More information about Longpoint, including schedule, and registration can be found at http://www.fightlongpoint.com/

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Jun 16, 2016

In this episode I interviewed a couple of the suppliers of HEMA gear. Destroyer Modz and Purpleheart Armoury are two makers and suppliers of HEMA gear and accessories in America. I was able to interview Josh Parise of Destroyer Modz and Natasha Darce of Purpleheart Armouy.

Josh not only founded Destroyer Modz, but also established Broken Plow Western Martial Arts in Pittsburgh. He competed at Fechtschule New York and took third place in the Cutting Tournament and Second place in the Longsword Biathlon.

Destroyer Modz can be found online at http://www.destroyermodz.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DestroyerModz/

Broken Plow Western Martial Arts can be found online at http://www.pittsburghswordfighters.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brokenplow/

Natasha Darce, along with her husband, Christian Darce, have run Purpleheart Armoury for 18 years. They host two events every year, the Purpleheart Open in the spring and a Singlestick Tournament in December. More information about both events can be found on their website, as well as contact information if you'd like them to come to your event.

Purpleheart Armoury can be found online at http://www.woodenswords.com/

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Jun 9, 2016

Over the weekend of June 3rd through 5th I went up to Andes New York for Fechtschule New York, and the NYHF-Point Tournament. While I was there I got to interview TOBY Hall about the NYHF-Point Tournament. Toby designed and managed the tournament over the weekend and was kind enough to talk about the logistics and ideas behind the tournament.

Toby is an instructor at the New York Historical Fencing Association. He placed 3rd in the open longsword tournament at Shortpoint and will be competing in the Longpoint Historical Fencing League finals at Longpoint next month. The NYHF-Point Tournament was the first tournament he's managed.

The New York Historical Fencing Association can be found online at http://www.newyorklongsword.com/

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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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