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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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Jason L Cook – Jason is the instructor for The Exiles New Englad. You can find more information about the Exiles at https://the-exiles.com/, They also have a youtube channel THE EXILES found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQzbN04ZUlk13rX1SasGk-w/feed Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast E-mail us at HEMApodcast@gmail.com Li…
 
Jess Finley – You can find more information about Jess Finley on her instructor page https://www.facebook.com/JessFinleySwords/. The Ritterkunst Turnhalle can be found at http://www.ritterkunst.com/ . You can contact Jess about an intensive through her Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/jessfinley Kimberleigh Roseblade – Kimmie's instructor page ca…
 
Justin Mingo – Has been studying HEMA for ~4 years now and is a part of NYHFA and L'Arte NYC. You can find more information about NYHFA http://www.newyorklongsword.com/. You can find more information about L'Arte NYC at http://ladfencing.com/ or on their facebook page http://facebook.com/LarteNYC McKenzie Ewing – Has been a part of HEMA for ~8 year…
 
Adam Franti – is the instructor for the Lansing Longsword Guild from Lansing Michigan. You can find more information about LLG at their Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lansinglongsword/ ; Their Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT0CcJsagigMeZTrhM_b-xw/ ; Or via e-mail at lansinglongsword@gmail.com If you'd like to give a listen to th…
 
Short show notes for this episode. I got to interview Youval and Maarten about the ProGauntlet. The ProGauntlet is available for PreSale now. Youval Kupiers And Maarten Kamphuis – the makers of the ProGauntlet. You can find more information and order a presale of the ProGauntlet on their website https://progauntlet.shop/. For our American listeners…
 
Charles Lin – Charles is an instructor with Capital Kunst des Fechtens, https://www.capitalkdf.org. At Longpoint 2019 he taught two classes on Urban Violence in Medieval Germany. http://www.fightlongpoint.com/news/2019/3/18/charles-lin-on-urban-violence-in-medieval-germany Charles also writes a Blog, Practice and Art. And hosts a HEMA Roundtables P…
 
Cheating with my show notes today, just copying the relevant parts of the script for you. ;-) Better show notes next time. Julie Olsen is an instructor with Athena School of Arms. You can find more information about Athena at their website, http://athenaschoolofarms.org/. Athena, as well as Forte, and Boston Armizare put on Iron Gate Exhibition. Re…
 
Connor Kemp-Cowell is the lead instructor for the Philadelphia Common Fencers Guild. You can find more information about the Philly Common Fencers on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/phillycommonfencersguild/ Steve Massaroni is a coach for Boston Armizare. He also had a role helping to run the tournaments at IGX 2018. You can find more i…
 
Experience is all around us and is what makes the community get better and better as the years go on. Today's episode has the voice of two experienced members of the community. Arto Fama is an instructor with Zwaard & Steen. You can find more information about Zwaard & Steen at https://www.zwaard-steen.org/. Arto has also been named to the Nordic D…
 
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 …
 
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. Cody Schuler is a member of Kulshan HEAM. You can find Kulshan HEMA online at https://www.kulshanhema.com/. You can keep up with Cody on his instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pgo…
 
We're finishing up Study in Steel 2018 and a one off interview from Give a Girl a Sword, hosted by Men at Arms Martial Arts. Broderick Stocks is a member of Warriors of Ash. You can find Warriors of Ash online at WarriorsofAsh.com. Broderick is still studying and practicing HEMA, and podiumed for the first time at Queen's Gambit with 3rd place in s…
 
We are kicking off season 2 with an episode 0 introducing Connor Dillon who will be helping me to put together, edit down, and prepare new episodes. This is just a nice introductory episode to talk about what we are looking to do with the HEMA-Cast and where we are going to take season 2. We look forward to putting out another episode next week (wi…
 
*THIS IS NOT A HEMA-CAST EPISODE* This is a pilot episode for a potential new Podcast from Firefly Bookstore. Matthew Williams is co-owner of Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown Pennsylvania. He regularly puts on events in Kutztown with local authors, and is a close personal friend of mine. He and I have spoken about doing Community Radio many times in t…
 
The Spirit of HEMA is all about the camaraderie between fighters, the growth in the community, and the go get it done attitude that makes HEMA special. Josh Furrate, Connor Richardson, and Ashanti Ziths exemplify this spirit, without even trying. It was a pleasure to share their stories. Josh Furrate is a member of Ordo Pricinctus out of Baton Roug…
 
Cédric Hauteville sat down with me at IGX 2016 to discuss his Youtube Documentary - Back to the Source. We got a chance to talk about some motivations for putting together the documentary and some difficulties with putting it all together. Cédric is a member of the English Martial Arts Academy which can be found online at http://www.englishmartiala…
 
International competitors Anton Kohutovič, Martin Tibenský, Sergey Kultaev, and Alexander Stankiewics attended IGX 2016 to compete and demonstrate their fencing skill and training, taking the top 3 spots in the IGX open Longsword competition. Anton Kohutovič and Martin Tibenský are from The Fencing Guild of Trnava in Slovakia. The fencing guild of …
 
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 HE…
 
Longpoint 2016 interviews are almost wrapped up with Logan Black and Ben Jarashow. Logan Black is the blacksmith for Black Horse Blades out of Wisconsin. His work horse feder is making waves in the HEMA community since it came out, and we got to talk about steel and swords. You can find Black Horse Blades online at http://www.blackhorseblades.com/,…
 
Marshall Strong and Zachary Springer from Schola St. George Savannah, join Matt Stinson at the 3rd Team Georgia regional meeting. They talk about the judging culture and training of judges in Georgia. As well as their introductory curriculum in Savannah. Matt Sennet of Maryland Kunst des Fechtens Harford County sat down with me at Longpoint last ye…
 
Peter Bruseau and James Auger are our guests today. Peter Bruseau is with the Virginia Academy of Fencing and spoke with us about his experiences with tournament fighting and what he hopes to get out of competition. You can find more information about the Virginia Academy of Fencing at http://www.vafinc.com/ James auger is from Elizabeth City North…
 
In this week's episode, we have an interview with Karl Bolle of Capital Kunst Des Fechtens (CKDF). Karl is an instructor at CKDF and is the Longpoint, DC HEMA Open, and Combat Con 2016 champion in advanced target cutting, and has earned multiple medals in cutting and single-handed weapon competitions. Karl shared his cutting experience and expertis…
 
This episode is the first episode from Longpoint. Nina Cafaro is your host, and I was her first interview. So you get to know a little more about me and my own HEMA journey. Patrick McCaffrey studies Fiore with L'Arte Della Bellica in Kutztown, PA. He has been studying HEMA for just over a year, and regularly visits other schools and groups. At L'A…
 
For our last episode before Longpoint we are finishing up the series of interviews with Sword Carolina and including an interview with the founder of MEMAG. Matthew Stinson interviewed Ashley Polasek of Sword Carolina. Ashley is a Women's Longsword competitor and Gold medal winning student of Sword Carolina. She also has a podcast of her own called…
 
This week's episode is again with guest host Matthew Stinson. We're continuing the series of interviews from Sword Carolina. This time with Josh Lucas. Josh is Aaron's right hand man and also started up Sword Carolina with him. Sword Carolina can be found online at http://swordcarolina.com/ Like us on facebook at HEMA-Cast or on twitter @HEMAcast E…
 
This week's episode is a special guest Host episode with Matthew Stinson of Steelwind Fencing Academy from Jacksonville, FL. Matthew recently interviewed Aaron Shober of Sword Carolina. He was kind enough to share the interview with me to get it out to the rest of the HEMA Community. Aaron stumbled onto HEMA in 2010 and quickly became passionate ab…
 
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 ful…
 
In this episode I interviewed a couple of amazing ladies who are a part of the HEMA community. Christy Conley is a massage therapist and is working with HEMA fighters to reduce stress and injury by providing her services at HEMA events. Her website is http://www.unwindthehema.com/ And her business number is (607) 862-6863 or, if you're feeling like…
 
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 Weste…
 
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 …
 
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 several great interviews in. Today's episode is a shorter episode of short interviews with Jacob Kelly of the Pennsylvania Klopffechters, and Joseph Michel and Christian O'Connell of Tristate Historic…
 
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 …
 
On April 23rd and 24th I had the opportunity to go to Springeck, an event in Wanaque, NJ, hosted by the NJ Historical Fencing Association. I had a blast free-sparring, learning and even got the chance to interview several people over the weekend. In this episode, I interviewed Eric White from the New Jersey Historical Fencing Association, Ben Lehma…
 
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