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    Hello

    Welcome to the forum! That sounds like a good way to get into HEMA given the limitations right now.
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    Why we created this forum

    Welcome to the forums M.W. Sorry to hear that you were banned from Facebook. With time perhaps this forum will grow its community of HEMA practitioners.
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    Sussex Sword Academy

    It'd probably be a good idea to post a direct link to your website. Search engines like Google localize their search results, meaning people will often see different sites on the first few listings based on their current geo location.
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    Why we created this forum

    Much like our Facebook group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/457357658555420 ) we don't really talk about political stuff here, because as you point out it leads to a culture that is destructive to the growth of HEMA.
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    Why we created this forum

    Thanks for joining! You can always share it on other social media sites like reddit and so on. You can also email it to people of course.
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    Post your contributions to the History of HEMA article

    Having some difficulty to find additional sources that describe these events in more detail. Would you be willing to provide a lengthier summary of each manuscript rediscovery, the locations of the discoveries, the people involved and estimates on the dates?
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    Post your contributions to the History of HEMA article

    We appreciate you sharing this information. We want to credit as many people who made contributions to the revival of HEMA as deserve to be credited. We'll use your post here as a citation.
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    Good morrow fine HEMA'ers

    Welcome to the forums :) Feel free to ask as many questions as you like
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    Post your contributions to the History of HEMA article

    Thank you for your suggestion. If you can provide more information, and especially any existing information online to things that are related to this event, we'll add it to the article :)
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    Why Hello There!

    Hello Russ, thank you for joining and hope you are enjoying the website :) We have also added your school to our club finder directory at https://historicaleuropeanmartialarts.com/hema-club-finder/
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    List of Recommended Starter Sharp Steel European Swords for Cutting / Tameshigiri in HEMA

    On the main HEMAR website we have published our list of our recommendations for entry level sharp steel European style swords for test cutting practice ( Tameshigiri) in Historical European martial arts practices. List of Good Entry Level Sharp Steel Swords for HEMA Cutting Practices We have...
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    List of Recommendations for Historical European Martial Arts Treatises

    On the main HEMA Resources website we have published several pages that list the many historical martial art manuals and instructional treatises used as sources for reconstructing the historical martial arts we study in the HEMA community. List of Long Sword Historical Treatises List of Rapier...
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    Recommended HEMA Rapier Starter Gear Equipment

    On the main HEMAR website we have published our list of recommendations of equipment for newcomers just starting out in the study and practice of rapier sword fighting in HEMA (Historical European martial arts). HEMA Rapier Starter Gear Guide We have created this thread on the forums to allow...
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    Recommended HEMA Long Sword Starter Gear Kit Equipment

    On the main HEMAR website we have published our list of recommendations of equipment for newcomers just starting out in the study and practice of long sword fighting in HEMA (Historical European martial arts). HEMA Long Sword Starter Gear Guide We have created this thread on the forums to...
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    Recommended HEMA Tournament Grade Protective Equipment Thread

    On the main HEMA Resources website we have posted a guide for choosing and buying HEMA tournament gear and equipment for those involved in Historical European martial arts. Choosing Tournament Gear for Historical European Martial Arts HEMA Fencing This thread has been created to allow other...
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    Recommended Steel Practice Sword Trainers (federschwert, feders, blunts, etc)

    On the main HEMAR website we have recently published our list of recommended federschwert / steel practice long swords for use in HEMA (Historical European martial arts) which is written in the present year (2020) as we noticed some recommended lists on other websites are many years out of...
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    Any tips on starting up a study group?

    This is a very broad question that requires some additional information to tailor a response. What is your prior experience with managing a business? Do you have income and/or necessary resources that can support starting a new business such as a martial art studio? There are cheap...
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    Thinking about changing things up and studying George Silver

    There is the book by Stephen Hand, English Swordsmanship: The True Fight of George Silver. We have some others mentioned on the Path of the Longsword Path in the English longsword sub-section, and a few of these sources cover multiple other weapons. There are also a few clubs in our Club...
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    Our HEMA School Locator

    Our HEMA school locator (club finder) page as of this writing has over 250 listings of historical fencing schools around the world. We've taken the effort to ensure every page has a valid website where the school can be contacted, as some of them do not have a consistent location for holding...
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    How common was the langes messer in the Holy Roman Empire?

    Something generally well understood is that single edged wide blades with a curve make for good cutters but something less apparent is that thickening the back of the blade allows it to obtain a high amount of durability. Taking a look for example at Japan, specialty katana made for...
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