About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 23 - From Boston to #HEMAStrong
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