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HEMA

HEMA is an acronym for Historical European Martial Arts. The term encompasses a varied range of European fighting arts from Harnessfecten (fighting in armour) to Glima (Viking wrestling).  The Knight Shop offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of HEMA equipment for sale in the UK. We are specialists in this market and have a dedicated web store www.thehemashop.com

We even manufacture our own line of HEMA equipment! Our range of Red Dragon Armoury Synthetic Sparring Swords, Fencing Masks, Weapon Sparring Gloves, Throat Protectors, Groin Guards and Kit Bags can be purchased from retailers all over the planet.

We are the UK’s leading retailer of SPES protective equipment and hold large stocks of their products. We stock a range of federschwert, bucklers, rapiers, sabres, padded practice swords, wooden and nylon wasters, daggers, books, DVDs - basically everything you will ever need to get you into HEMA!

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  • The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Part I - DVD

    This is a multi-region DVD (Region 0) and is playable on DVD players from any region.

    Learn the ancient and noble art of fighting with the long- or "hand-and-a-half" sword according to the teachings of the medieval fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer! Reconstructed from 14th - 16th c manuscripts and illuminations, the highly effective fighting techniques and principles of this elegant and deadly martial art are now available for everyone. A valuable treasure trove for everyone interested in historical swordsmanship, by respected martial artists Hans Heim and Alex Kiermayer.

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    Excl. Tax: £24.92 Incl. Tax: £29.90

  • The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Part 2 - DVD

    This is a multi-region DVD (Region 0) and is playable on DVD players from any region.

    Building on the fundamentals of German swordsmanship shown in Part 1, this second DVD addresses advanced applications, including techniques found outside the "mainstream" of Liechtenauer's fencing system, and a variety of grappling and disarming techniques.

    Hans and Alex also show effective training methods from their repertoire, giving the fencer ample resources to refine the already known basic principles and how to approach free fencing.

    Finally, concepts and exercises for fighting against multiple attackers top off the DVD, creating a training tool for the modern swordsman unlike any previously available.

    Contents

    - Techniques from non-Liechtenauer sources
    - Grappling and disarming techniques
    - Training methods
    - Free fencing methods
    - Fighting multiple opponents

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    Excl. Tax: £16.58 Incl. Tax: £19.90

  • The Messer of Johannes Lecküchner Part I - DVD

    This is a multi-region DVD (Region 0) and is playable on DVD players from any region.

    Johannes Lecküchner was a priest living in Franconia during the 15th century. His surviving books contain a wealth of information on the German fencing style of this era. His system, although based on the Liechtenauer tradition, his system is a veritable treasure of martial instruction, ranging from bladework to disarms and wrestling techniques.

      
    Contents:

    Historical background
    Terminology and theory
    General basics like footwork, basic strikes, guards 
    The six "master-strikes" for the messer
    Intermediate to advanced techniques
    Grappling with the messer
    Disarms
    Solo drills and exercises

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    Excl. Tax: £24.92 Incl. Tax: £29.90

  • The Messer of Johannes Lecküchner Part 2 - DVD

    This is a multi-region DVD (Region 0) and is playable on DVD players from any region.

    Johannes Lecküchner was a priest living in Franconia during the 15th century. His surviving books contain a wealth of information on the German fencing style of this era. His system, although based on the Liechtenauer tradition, his system is a veritable treasure of martial instruction, ranging from bladework to disarms and wrestling techniques.

    Buy The Messer of Johannes Leckuchner Part I – DVD with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA DVD retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £16.58 Incl. Tax: £19.90

  • Sword and Shield (Buckler) - DVD

    This is a multi-region DVD (Region 0) and is playable on DVD players from any region.

    For centuries, unarmoured combat with the sword and a small shield, or buckler, was one of the most wide spread martial arts of medieval and Renaissance Europe.

    Based on surviving medieval combat treatises and years of martial arts practice, Roland Warzecha and Tobias Wenzel offer an introduction to this fascinating fighting art. Viewers are guided step by step through the fundamentals of body mechanics, tactics and fencing theory. The underlying concepts of historical technique are demonstrated and explained in detail.

    As a bonus, the DVD contains a discussion of choosing safety gear and practice weapons, and contains unedited sequences of competitive free play as an example of modern sword and buckler sparring.  

    An ideal starting point for your personal training with sword and buckler, this DVD also provides useful insights and cutting edge research for the seasoned practitioner of Western martial arts.

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