I've been practecing HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) since I was 11, nine years have past and I'm now a teacher in the group. (Which is the first and only state recognized HEMA instetution). I've used the translations of the manuscripts done by my teacher.
Do you guys have any other translated manuscripts? Since Preferably English, German isn't my strong point.
Also, what do you guys think about HEMA?
Why don't you go live in the black forests of Germany while worshiping the old gods of the forest and attack any unsuspecting Mediterranean scum that dare trespass into the dark sacred realm of Woden?
There was a time befroe christianity when people worshiped old gods and goddesses but not anymore but why do they worship a middle eastern god but make him look white? why do people go to meachuurches designed ike theteres and wave their arms and blindly support the corporate elite?
the spirit of the forest never left germanics. The woodsmen of later times , did they not dwell with the animals they hunted? this alone proves christianity is the true religion as it so versatile
The late medieval period, 13th to 16th century. Mostly Lichtenhauer (The oldest, and best known sword master) although none of his work survived, his students wrote down his style. He coverd many weapons such as the Lange Messer and the Long sword but also sword and buckler And Joachim Meyer who was a tournemnt fighter in the 16th century which is completely different.
I've been looking into getting started in HEMA. I'm like 15 minutes outside NYC and I think they have a school there.
Any advice OP?
>not shifting the leg
Wrong. Start with mid 1800's when China and Japan occupied popular imagination.
Hell some made up martial arts in UK adopted a Pseudojapanese name.
Hell, the US even had a fasc
Hell, the US even had a fascination for Southeast Asian Martial arts - particularly from their pet Filipinos- hence Karambits and Balisongs in the US.
>Does HJMA exist
Yes, Their called koryu, in fact koryu spear techniques were incorporated into the prewar jukenjutsu which forms the basis of jukendo.
Many of them are also available in the west, even more so than jukendo which is pretty rare outside Japan
Is there a society or something I can join in the US that lets me perform jukendo training with others? I can't guarantee I can teach like a true sensei, but to continue training now that I'm in the US would be great.
Sort of this. Asian arts started popping up in the west in the 19th century, probably due to a mix Orientalism, and an interest in things that were seen as a novel alternative to boxing and wresting (the only western martial arts popular at the time). Sherlock Holmes was supposed to practice bartitsu (which wasn't just made up, Barton-Wright actually did study Jujutsu). Teddy Roosevelt did Judo.
But the real push for Asian arts becoming popular was the end of WWII. American soldiers stationed in Japan (and later Korea) eventually started learning local arts, and Asian martial arts skyrocketed in popularity. Chuck Norris and Elvis Presley first learned Karate/Tangsoodo in the military. Bruce Lee did a lot to popularize Chinese arts, but he only became popular in the first place because there was a cultural precedent for interest in Asian martial arts.