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The modern study of the ancient art of swordplay is brought to life each week where we talk to a different member of the historical European martial arts, or HEMA, community. Whether it’s the medieval longsword, Elizabethan rapier, the regency smallsword or Victorian sabre that interest you, join us for a series of fascinating interviews with instructors, competitors and experts from all around the globe.

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By the Sword By the Sword

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The modern study of the ancient art of swordplay is brought to life each week where we talk to a different member of the historical European martial arts, or HEMA, community. Whether it’s the medieval longsword, Elizabethan rapier, the regency smallsword or Victorian sabre that interest you, join us for a series of fascinating interviews with instructors, competitors and experts from all around the globe.

Follow us on Instagram @swordwomen

    Shoshana Shellans Armoured Combat Duellist USA

    Shoshana Shellans Armoured Combat Duellist USA

    In this episode Fran talks to Armored Combat duellist Shoshana Shellans of the USA.
    We discuss the realities of armoured combat and how to get into it, as well as the intersection between armoured combat and historical European martial arts.

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    • 52 min
    SAMH: catch up and special announcement

    SAMH: catch up and special announcement

    In this episode of Swords and Mental Health, Fran invites Janna on the show to talk about her tournament experience at combat con 2022, following their discussions in the episode “the toll of tournament”.
    There is also a special announcement one hour into the podcast! The episode was recorded 27 July 2022

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Katie Zold: Neurodiversity in HEMA

    Katie Zold: Neurodiversity in HEMA

    I talk to special education teacher and fencer Katie Zold about neurodivergence in the HEMA community. We talk about how we can help each other better, both as students and instructors. The episode was recorded live 17 July 2022.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Knights of Wakanda Armoured Combat Team USA

    Knights of Wakanda Armoured Combat Team USA

    In this episode of the podcast I speak to Fran, Charles, and Spencer of the Knights of Wakanda armoured combat team, USA.

    I learn about how the group formed, the challenges of the sport, and the passion for community and excellence in the team.

    The episode was recorded live 26 June 2022.

    Unfortunately due to technical issues the first 20 minutes of the recording were lost, I apologise for any inconvenience

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    • 49 min
    Masculinity in HEMA

    Masculinity in HEMA

    Fran talks to Dan Halliday and Graham Meyer on the topic of masculinity in the historical European martial arts community. The episode was recorded 20 June 2022.

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Justin Kostelecky, Grizzly House Forge & Forged in Fire finalist

    Justin Kostelecky, Grizzly House Forge & Forged in Fire finalist

    In this episode I talk to Justin Kostelecky, owner of Grizzly House Forge in Utah USA.

    We discuss the challenges of sword smithing, how to handle disparities in stature, and his experience as a finalist on the hit TV show Forged in Fire. The episode was recorded live 22 May 2022.

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    • 48 min

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