Message from The Eternal Anglo in Fitness #hema
We have a Hema channel?? YES. Hema is OP boys
Might be doxing myself, but Hema is worth it. Much better than sportsball.
Please explain what Hema is
Historical European Martial Arts
Basically the martial arts of European warfare, with swords/axes/halberds/etc. Unlike SCA, HEMA requires actual blunt weapons , and you will fight in actual armour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYxQR5haqTs here is a 21v21 match, more of a strength battle. 1 vs 1 has much more tecnhique usually.
Another good video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4k-vjdeZO4 of 1v1 techniques.
My dream has been realised
Beautiful helmet! Hopefully with money being saved up I can buy a nice heavy armour suit @Deleted User
Go fight for M1!!
@The Eternal Anglo buy pre-made if you can buying custom from armorers takes forever for it to get built
@The Eternal Anglo sca does help with alot of things though I've seen alot of guys do Hema and sca there are tons of interchangeable skills
Really cool concept but those guys lacked any form of drill
What is the sport/league that is more like fencing but with medieval swords?
I know Swordfish does a tournament
League? I dunno
Pretty sure that's Hema
Fellas check this out... maybe perhaps slightly more practical?..... https://youtu.be/6FChDBwYsg8
Full contact stick stick fighting
The irish used to have a stick fighting martial art, mostly because they don't have much iron on the island.
`Originally known as the Irish: bata, or stick, the name shillelagh is an Anglophone corruption (phonological adaptation) of the Irish sail éille and appears to have been associated with the name of the village and barony of Shillelagh, County Wicklow. The shillelagh was originally used for settling disputes in a gentlemanly manner — like a duel with pistols or swords. Modern practitioners of bataireacht study the use of the shillelagh for self-defense and as a martial art. Of the practice, researcher J. W. Hurley writes:
Methods of shillelagh fighting have evolved over a period of thousands of years, from the spear, staff, axe and sword fighting of the Irish. There is some evidence which suggests that the use of Irish stick weapons may have evolved in a progression from a reliance on long spears and wattles, to shorter spears and wattles, to the shillelagh, alpeen, blackthorn (walking-stick) and short cudgel. By the 19th century Irish shillelagh-fighting had evolved into a practice which involved the use of three basic types of weapons, sticks which were long, medium or short in length.`