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“I’m a brainy. I speculate in the field of martial arts” rubric with Borislav Krustev

In today’s world there is a huge number of different schools, systems and masters in martial arts, correspondingly there is a dispute over these questions: “Who is right, who is to blame? Who is better,…

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What is “HEMA”? Unfair competition and methods of religious extremism

“HEMA is fairly a small group which employs methods of religious extremism in fighting its competitors. It seems that they do not understand what consequences they may face in case they continue on using similar…

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Science of Victory. Peculiarities of Italian Fencing

What is Fencing for majority of people in today’s world? In past fencing corresponded to “live longer”. Obviously, there were and are certain technical elements which should help to achieve a victory in battle. However,…

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The origins of Filipino martial arts and European knights

It is an all known fact that modern Filipino Martial Arts are considered to be unique. This martial art, no doubt, differs from other ones as it is based on mixture of different styles, even…

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Maestro Jorge Emilio Prina speaks about weapons in Creole fencing (Esgrima Criolla)

This article is based on interview with Maestro of Creole fencing Jorge Emilio Prina. In conversation with Grand Maestro Oleg Maltsev he has told about weapons used in Creole fencing and also about weapons that…

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Italian fencing and the 19th century Fencing Manual

“Schools and masters of Fence: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century” Egerton Castle This article depicts some high points of Grand Maestro Oleg Maltsev’s lecture on one of the world fencing schools, particularly…

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Honorable Knight. Sifu Francis Fong

“I am grateful to Sifu for lifetime of knowledge that nobody can take from me.” Sifu Guro Jon Rister about his Master Sifu Francis Fong Sifu Guro Jon Rister shared with us about his teacher Francis…

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One of the tricks of vulgar people. Manuel Cruzado y Peralta

In the times of forefathers of Spanish Fencing Destreza, particularly two figures Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez and Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza started differentiating between Destreza Comun and Destreza Verdadera. The first is Destreza of…

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The Mystery of the Canary Knife. Grand Maestro Oleg Maltsev

Applied scientist, Head of the Institute of Memory, researcher of martial arts, Oleg Maltsev restored the Spanish military tradition, including one of the most dangerous and deadly blades in the world-the Canarian knife. At the…