Blades for Dayz – Episode 13 – Sam Gassmann

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This episode is brought to you by Fallen Rook Publishing (https://www.fallenrookpublishing.co.uk/ or https://www.keithfarrell.net/). Sam Gassmann gave me one of the best fights I’ve ever had. He’s currently working on a historical table top game, Force of Virtue and we talk about horse riding and and fighting from the saddle. Contact Sam Gassmann on Facebook to be added to the trial …

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Blades for Dayz – Episode 12 – Matt Easton

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This episode is brought to you by Fallen Rook Publishing (https://www.fallenrookpublishing.co.uk/ or https://www.keithfarrell.net/). Matt Easton of Schola Gladatoria is probably the biggest name in HEMA. We talk about the future of HEMA, motivation during the pandemic, fighting in armour and YouTube fame. Visit Schola Gladatoria: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt14YOvYhd5FCGCwcjhrOdA Visit Matt Easton Antique Swords: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/ Visit Schola Gladatoria’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Blades for Dayz – Episode 11 – Helena Veryard

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This episode is brought to you by Raven Heart Forge (https://www.facebook.com/ravenheartforge). Big shout out to Helena “Coco” Veryard for all her work in giving the HEMA community a place to talk about training, Martial Arts and other nerd hobbies. We talk about motivation in martial arts as well as training and fighting with disabilities and injuries. HEMA: Back in Black …

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Blades for Dayz – Episode 10 – Asante Lawla

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This episode is brought to you by Raven Heart Forge (https://www.facebook.com/ravenheartforge). It’s the start of 2021 and I get together with Shastar Vidya instructor and all round badass, Asante Lawla. We talk tactics, fight mentality and Persian martial arts! Find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShastarVidiyaBrixton.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 9 – Vina Zahnd

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This episode is brought to you by Raven Heart Forge (https://www.facebook.com/ravenheartforge). Vina Zahnd has travelled far and wide to mix it up with different fencers in tournaments and workshops. She gives us her insight into the wider world of HEMA as a Journey(wo)man! Find our more about Historische Fechtkunst Uster at their website: http://hadu.ch/

Blades for Dayz – Episode 8 – Andrzei Rozycki

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Teaching and training methodology with my good friend Andrzei Rozycki (I’m sorry if I screwed up the pronunciation of your last name, bud. Polish names are like wifi passwords!) Andrzej runs the Cork Blademasters in Ireland and is a badass! Find out more at their website: www.corkblademasters.com.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 7 – Lloyd Bowen

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Lloyd Bowen! A swordsman in the Academy of Steel and a stunt man by profession. We chat about conquering fears, martial arts and the stunt world! Find Lloyd on Instagram at @lloyd_b28 and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7fbUDJ0QTA.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 6 – Nick Thomas

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Nick Thomas of the AHF is a pioneer in HEMA in Britain. He and his brother Mike built one of the oldest and biggest HEMA schools in the country. We get together to talk about the dangers of concussion, writing about HEMA vs making YouTube videos and his photographic memory of sabres. Find out more about the Academy of Historical …

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Blades for Dayz – Episode 5 – Roger Barry

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A bit of a diversion from HEMA with this one as I catch up with Roger Barry, King of the Viking Reenactment Society, as we talk early medieval history, Viking weapons and future events. To find out more about the Viking Reenactment Society, visit: www.vikings.org.

Blades for Dayz – Episode 4 – Fran Lacuata

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Fran Lacuata, the dynamo behind By The Sword, Swords of Spring, Swords of Winter, Bucklerthon, The Albion Cup and many more joins me to talk about organising events, equality in martial arts, and promoting clubs to wider audiences. For more info about the School of the Sword, visit: https://sword.school/. Or check out Fran’s Instagram page @franlacuata or @swordwomen.