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Why Practice HEMA

There has always been a small pocket of fencers that feel the modern art of sports fencing is simply too controlled, and too far away from a swords’ intended purpose, but for a long time had nowhere else to go. Amazingly, in the last 100 years or so, original fencing treatise have been found in private collections, in WW2 soldier’s bags, and in old monasteries that detail the real, historical way to wield swords and other weapons of European heritage. These incredible discoveries have opened up an entirely new form of fencing styles known as Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).