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  • Are you choosing the right HEMA gear?

    As the manufacturer of Red Dragon HEMA equipment and clothing, we take safety within HEMA seriously and operate to the highest of standards. We are constantly asked by HEMA beginners what equipment they should buy and what would work best with the activity they are doing. In this blog, we will try and advise on what is best. Each individual has their own assessment of what suits them best when it comes to HEMA gear. This makes it confusing for the beginner as different sources say different answers. The two main properties when it comes to HEMA gear are: - Puncture Resistance (Newtons) - Pain Reduction during hits   As stated previously, the level of protection you will want completely depends on your personal preference and your fighting style. For example, you may choose a lightweight fencing jacket for sparring or a more protective Gambeson for heavy fighting – there...

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  • HEMA vs Isolation

    We all know by now COVID-19 or Coronavirus has swept through many countries, forcing people to stay in their homes or to social distance themselves from others. As this has meant that many group activities, such as HEMA gatherings, have been cancelled until further notice, we wanted to show you how you can use this time productively and safely. Training at Home Most of you are in isolation at home right now but this doesn’t mean you have to give up your training and stop improving your skills. Obviously when in the home, choose somewhere with plenty of room, as the last thing you want to do is smash up your belongings. While at home without a sparring partner, you may be interested in watching HEMA related DVD’s. Our selection of DVDs is a great way to learn new fighting systems. We have a varied selection to choose from, so...

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  • Journey to the European Games 2019

    We are proud to announce that The Knight Shop will be sponsoring Emilia Cecylia Skirmuntt, a well-known figure and instructor in the HEMA community, to participate in the European Games 2019. The European Games will be held in Minsk, the Capital of Belarus, from the 21st June to the 31st June 2019. The competition features athletes of 50 European NOC's compete in 15 sports including Gymnastics, Boxing and Table Tennis. Eight of which will qualify to the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. For the first time within the 2nd European Games, Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is hosted in the cultural program of the European Games. An exhibition, an invitational gala tournament, and two conferences will offer the visitor of the European Games insights into the multifaceted aspects of European Martial Arts heritage and traditions. Over the past twenty years, HEMA has turned into a global phenomenon. Worldwide, nation-wide and regional...

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