Tanya Smith: Historical European Martial Artist

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“This is what’s happening: I’m going to hit this guy.” Listening to Tanya Smith talk about her longsword fighting strategy is like hearing a battle-scarred general talk tactics.

This is a great 3-minute video & article (the two are unrelated and both worth a look) on an all-women medieval fencing league in NYC.

(With apologies to Rebecca Glass, Laura McBride, Deena Sadek, Tiby Kantrowitz, and all the other women involved in HEMA and Fecht Yeah that your name is not the one in the title. You’re still all awesome!)