finally, I had some time to start preparing videos from what I recorded and experienced at this year's Swordfish. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name: it is currently one of the greatest and certainly the most prestigeous tournament in the HEMA world. You may watch a professionally prepared livestream from the finals here. I got invited there as an instructor and taught two classes: one for advanced fencers (focused on Zufechten and training methods for this concept) and another for beginners (basic swordhandling in the bind). Both played out really well, thanks to enthusiastic participants and provided me with some insights that I will try to share with you later.
But my first video will not focus on my endeavours, but instead take you for an interesting talk with Axel Pettersson, who was kind enough to sit with me to discuss the current ruleset used at Swordfish - which is always a hot topic after such a big event, share his memories from his interactions with the Polish HEMA community, and reflect upon the relationship between training methodology and HEMA fencing culture, which is a topic I find very interesting and underdebated these days.
I would really love to get feedback from you regarding the last issue and hope you will enjoy the interview.