Tomorrow, I’m going to a HEMA school in the southwest of Portland to see if I’m up to learning longsword technique.
The technique they teach is actually Achille Marozzo’s 16th century longsword technique, though Marozzo did preserve a lot of information from earlier eras.
I’m not getting my hopes up about becoming especially good at this since I’m about 8 centuries out of practice and in a very different body, but I’ve been burning with curiosity about HEMA since the early 2000s. Now I finally get to try it, and I’m very excited.
Incidentally, at least one of my friends into HEMA remembers a medieval past life too. I guess once a knight is never enough.