Sunday, 1 September 2013

It would seem that HEMABOY has been summoned.

It's hard to know where to start.  Master Ken?  Ninja Wally?  Jerry Moneymaker Benson?  Matt "The Godfather of MESS" Galas?  There is just too much.

The sad thing is I'm not convinced that I am needed.  There is plenty of spleen being vented without me joining in.  All the angles have been covered.

I might find something, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Hemaboy doesn't do requests.

But if you have a rant you want to send my way I'll have a look, and if it is coherent, I may just publish it.  I'm

Oh, Fightcamp was fun.  I might try to get to a few more events.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

A Masterful Performance

I for one welcome our new HEMA overlords.

An actual living HEMA Master!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

2 Generations

Apparently the ARMA is at least two generations ahead of everyone else.

Whilst I'm a little puzzled as to how they'd know as I don't recall spending much time with anyone from the ARMA recently I'm not too bothered by their claim.

After all this man is also two generations ahead of me. If that's how ARMA see themselves then good for them!

Sunday, 17 June 2012


I have tried so hard to just let it all flow past me.

To allow the bullshit claims and fantasy opinions to simply drift past and leave me peaceful and quiet, zenlike even.

But it is too hard.

I am only human and I can no longer let the twats, fuckwits and imbeciles have it all their way.

He's back, and he's got a new trick.

Hemaboy is ten times as slick as the last time.

The last time you saw him,

 now you can see why we really adore him.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

One word

I seem to have riled a few people recently.

I have one word for you.


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Source material

The tournament debate seems to be dying down a little now thank the Lord, but not before it has found it's way onto pretty much every forum on the internet. One line that I found particularly memorable was “2 people square off with faux swords (bamboo or plastic) and they try to hit each other for score”.

Don't worry, I'm not going to keep flogging the dead horse that is the tournargument but I simply can't ignore that line.

Before I go on I'd like to direct you to one of my older posts.

Specifically the one currently labouring under the title of “Removed Post 3”. I'd like to further draw your attention to the part where I say:

“You are an idiot.”

I'll leave it up to you to figure out who I'm referring to this time.

Now that's out of the way lets get on with this post.

“Faux swords”?????

I've got some news for you Mr Poster who I shall not name. Nylon and bamboo simulators may well be faux swords, but so are blunt steel simulators. Unless it is sharp it isn't a sword, it is a simulator. Or to use your eloquent turn of phrase a faux sword.

Now I'm assuming you don't train with sharp steel, because if you did you would be a fuckwit beyond all measure, so you are making a compromise. You are accepting that different blade geometry is ok for you and that the material is the most important thing.

Here's some more news for you.

Blunt steel is not the same as sharp steel. The very thing that makes it safer than sharp steel changes the way it reacts to impact and pressure.

Shinai aren't perfect, wooden wasters aren't perfect, nylon wasters aren't perfect and blunt steel isn't perfect.

Live with it.

Train with the lot and accept whatever compromise you have to make. Just stop pretending that because you use steel you are more of a martial artist than people who happily train with any material.

You aren't.

Incidentally, it may be worth mentioning that a tournament competitior was hospitalised recently after a steel weapon snapped and ended up in his chest.

Steel breaks. Bend it enough and it will snap. The problem is no-one knows how many times "enough" is. Steel is inherently more dangerous than the alternatives.

Now I'd like to direct you to the post entitled:

“There is no point in arguing”

Stop pretending that using only steel shows you've got massive balls. It just makes you look like a twat.

Here's a picture of a puppy in case all that ranting made you sad.

Monday, 30 August 2010

There is no point in Arguing

When it comes to WMA discussions there is a certain point when the discussion switches from objective debate to macho posturing. It becomes less about whether you have the right information and more about who has the biggest cock.

I have the biggest cock.

Now as that's sorted let's get back to the debate.