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Mhaliah
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HEMA Members?

Postby Mhaliah » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:33 am

So, I have recently decided that a good way for me to exercise is to embrace my nerd and let him have fun while I exercise. So I am practicing sword basics and was wondering if any of yall did this or were part of a HEMA group.

Mhaliah

Mronz
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Mronz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:25 pm

What exactly is HEMA?

Hope
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Hope » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm

Historical european martial arts

Astolfo
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Astolfo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:53 pm

I meet with an ARMA group for awhile in college, and went to some SCA meetings as well. ARMA was more interesting.

Mhaliah
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Mhaliah » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:41 pm

I am doing footwork exercises and guard stances. Really basic stuff for now.

Aira
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Aira » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:48 pm

There's a group near where I live, but from what I understand it's hideously expensive. Need to acquire protective gear and at some point you're expected to buy your own sword, which is like 800 euros. Since I have a worse than poor track record of sticking with sports, I decided not to.

Alaina
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Alaina » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:58 am

I want to try one of the NYC classes. It looks like Longsword is the first beginner sword class, then eventually you move up to a side-sword and buckler. There looks to be upcoming spears and staves eventually too!

The beginner class here is $10 to try.

Mhaliah
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Mhaliah » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:44 pm

So for now I dont have the safety gear because I am just doing exercises (solo) not drills (i.e. sparring).

I have a wooden long sword and am mostly practicing foot work and guards.

Itesh
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Itesh » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:36 am

I've always fancied having a stab at it, but unless I travel to London (ew) there's really nowhere in my city that does it.

Stab pun totally intended.

Mhaliah
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Re: HEMA Members?

Postby Mhaliah » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:24 pm

Itesh with the pun lol

I got a Montante from Purple Heart Armory today.

http://www.woodenswords.com/Montante_Sy ... .guard.htm

It is what I imagine the "colossal sword with an iron pommel" looks like.


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