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The Four Pillars of Teaching HEMA -or- Managing Expectations

The Four Pillars of Teaching HEMA is a lecture designed to help instructors identify what they’re teaching and how they’re teaching it, working to build a curriculum based on managing the expectations of the instructor and the student. The Four Pillars discussed are “Instruction,” “Skills Improvement,” “Coaching,” and “Training.” Patrick explains and compares the Four […]

Judicial Dueling and 15th Century Martial Arts

In the late 14th century, various strands of sporting and fighting tradition converged into a new kind of judicial duel. It was somewhat disconnected from the trials by combat of the Middle Ages, and also from the culture of honor dueling that arose in the 16th century. This judicial dueling culture developed and evolved over […]