2019 Wasatch HEMA Tournament
Photographs from the 2019 Wasatch HEMA longsword tournament.
HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) involves the study and practice of historical European fighting techniques. In Europe, many martial traditions died or evolved into purely sporting forms such as sport fencing, boxing, wrestling. Many European masters left behind manuals, sometimes coded in poetry. The HEMA community has been discovering, translating, and interpreting these manuals to reconstruct the old arts. (Source: HEMA Alliance)