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by Ben_Glattfelden
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Training equipment?
Replies: 1
Views: 3673

Training equipment?

Finally, going to start doing some training with a friend on footwork. He taught Martial Arts for sometime, and right now I am just going to work on footwork and strength training. Later moving on to bags. A question I have is this. When starting out what kind of waster do I need for practice? Also ...
by Ben_Glattfelden
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: The sword of my 21st great grandfather St. Ferdinand.
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: The sword of my 21st great grandfather St. Ferdinand.

Thanks for all the info...I really appreciate it. I did have a typo on this through. He (Ferdinand III) is my 23rd great-grandfather...LOL Once you get so far back its easy to miscount. I am descendant of him through his daughter Eleanor of Castile, making her and Edward I "Longshanks" my ...
by Ben_Glattfelden
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: The sword of my 21st great grandfather St. Ferdinand.
Replies: 2
Views: 574

The sword of my 21st great grandfather St. Ferdinand.

Was wondering what you guys could tell me about it, as far as style build and such. I just found out I was a direct descendent of the Plantagenet dynasty of England and through the wives (distant grandmas to me) of Edward I and Edward II...I am descendent of the Capet family, and the Royal family in...
by Ben_Glattfelden
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.

Welcome Ben. My Start in HEMA sounds similar to your situation. A big archery background coupled with a love for history led me to purchase an Albion Soveriegn http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/nextgen/sword-medieval-sovereign-xiv.htm which sparked my interest in learning how to use it whi...
by Ben_Glattfelden
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.

Hi Ben and welcome to the HEMAA! You will find a great variety of folks here with equally diverse interests. In terms of what source manuals to begin studying, what weapon(s) are you interested in learning? That will help focus the responses you get. Hey, I'm interested in your archery knowledge. C...
by Ben_Glattfelden
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.

keith cotter-reilly wrote:Where in NC do you live? There is a very good group run by Ben Stricklin in the Raleigh area.


I am about 2 1/2 hours from Raleigh in the Greensboro area. Hard to find anyone that is into European Sword Arts around here.
by Ben_Glattfelden
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Hello I am new and wanting to learn about HEMA.

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you fine folks. I would like to say that as a current history major (student) I am very interested in the European Martial Arts of the past. I love to study anything and everything about the Middle Ages,the people, lifestyle. religions, wars, and weapons and f...

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