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What is HEMA?

So I'm into Historical European , . What is this?

In essence: martial arts that were once in use, but no more. Practice was lost — there's no living Mr. Miyagi to learn from.

These artes had their masters, however, and some of them wrote books. From these old texts we can reconstruct the practice:

While I focus on arts from the european area, be aware that similar initiatives exist for martial arts of Africa, Asia or America.

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Ok, so all the cool people are doing the thing, so:

I'm Diniz from (that's north of and west of ).

I studied & but dropped off to pursue a career in , which I have been doing since. If you are curious, here's a portfolio:

In my spare time I teach (that's ) at «Arte do Combate»:

I also co-publish books at .

T-shirts for the new students!

And if you also want to dress in sleek Arte do Combate fashion, all you have to do is visit our on-line shop:

Ok, so the other day at we set the steel swords aside and played a bit with some foam noodles. It was great fun!

Did you know?
...that the Federation ( has it's own non-profit publishing house, ?
...that we are the main publisher of in the world?
...that several of these treatises were previously unknown, and were actually discovered by our fellows at in their research?
...that we ship worldwide, and that although many are in and , some are translated into ?

Now you do!

Traditional in O , . Stone round houses with straw roofs have been in use since , pre-roman times.

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a friend of mine who spends a LOT of his time picking up plastic waste from parks, rivers, streets, etc. had a good idea. He decided to photograph the non biodegradable waste and tag companies on social media with it. So if he finds a plastic Subway cup, he tells Subway about it with the message "is this yours?" I dig this because it's not something that blames the consumer. It puts the blame where it belongs: on the producer.

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hives in the mountains of were traditionally kept inside small, round, doorless fortifications to protect them from 🐻.

Nowadays there are few and so doors have been made to these round walls of stone, which are often in a partial state of ruin.

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Interação social parece algo fácil mas não é.

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i have the habit of passionately soap-boxing about things that would bore most people to tears

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Ringen im Harnische -- luta em arnês reproduzida utilizando armaduras e técnicas históricas.
Cara de treinar (porque há que ter arneses), mas divertida!

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O é uma instância moderada com um foco em usuários do Brasil, mas usuários de outros lugares (e outras línguas) são bem vindos. Discursos de ódio são proibidos. Usuários que não respeitem as regras serão silenciados ou suspensos, dependendo da severidade da violação.