Herbert Schmidt

Herbert Schmidt

is creating Books on HEMA

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Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is such a vibrant field which is developing fast. Herbert Schmidt has over 20 years of experience in reconstructing, teaching and writing about HEMA. 

Now there is a new way to stay on top of the development in the field of HEMA. 

So far there were books, websites, blogs and articles about certain manuscripts (Fechtbücher) or weapons. This series of books will get at things from a new angle. Instead of focusing on manuscripts or weapons, this series focuses on ideas.

Each small book will cover one question, one idea or one problem in depth. 
Several experts worldwide will be invited to write an article on this single question and the answers will be published in a small book. 

These books are aimed to be fairly priced, available and easy to use. 
Low cost – high quality content and constant revising of the content.

Over time this will evolve into a library of insights into all sorts of topics regarding the Historical European Martial Arts.

Make it happen now! Become part of it! Make the life of HEMA martial artists easier.
Tiers
The Reader
$2 or more per month

Thank you for your help in making this vision become a reality. 

You will get early access to the books so you can join the discussion fully informed. 

Eager Reader
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for your help. Your help will be a reason why this vision is becoming a reality.


You will get early access to the produced books, long before everybody else can access it. You will also get updates about what is happening at the moment in the creative process.

The Involved
$10 or more per month

You really care about what is going on in HEMA and your contribution will make a change. Thank you so much for it!


It is you who will be able to make suggestions for further content. Which questions should be asked, which topics should be covered. Get a say in it! You will not only be part of the creative process, you will determine the direction of it too.


You will be informed about every step and what happened and why.

You will also get 10 % discount on every book published.

Plus all of the benefits of the Eager Reader.

The Participant
$50 or more per month

It is people like you who are creating a lasting impression on HEMA. The work we are doing together will change how future fighters will approach their training. Thank you so much!


Not only will you help to chose which topic is to be covered, you will help making decisions about the choice of experts.


It will be you who is influencing the decision process. 

Your influence will be shaping the content of the books.


Your name will be listed at the end of each book.


You will all the perks of the Eager Reader and The Involved but with 20 % discount instead of 10 %.

Team Member
$100 or more per month

You act where others talk. It is obvious that you care deeply for HEMA and you are making a change. It is people like you who are bringing HEMA forward. Your name will be remembered.


Your opinion will influence everything about these books.

What the content will be, who is being taken in as an author as well as the design choices. The books will reflect your style and your choices.


You will be named at the frontispiece of the book and thus be forever connected with the book.


Of course you will get all the perks of the Eager Reader, The Involved and The Participant but with 50 % discount instead of 20 %.

The Right Hand
$200 or more per month

You are one of the heroes of HEMA. You will create something that lasts and will forever be connected with your name. Future generations of fighters will thank you for making this possible. 


You will make decisions regarding the topic of the upcoming books as well as the authors. You will have access to the original texts and will – if you want – be part of the editing process.


Your name will be on the cover of the book.


In addition to the content of all the other perks you will get every future book for free. 

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
When € 200,– per month are reached then I will be able to do the books in colour instead of black&white.
More experts will be included.
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Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is such a vibrant field which is developing fast. Herbert Schmidt has over 20 years of experience in reconstructing, teaching and writing about HEMA. 

Now there is a new way to stay on top of the development in the field of HEMA. 

So far there were books, websites, blogs and articles about certain manuscripts (Fechtbücher) or weapons. This series of books will get at things from a new angle. Instead of focusing on manuscripts or weapons, this series focuses on ideas.

Each small book will cover one question, one idea or one problem in depth. 
Several experts worldwide will be invited to write an article on this single question and the answers will be published in a small book. 

These books are aimed to be fairly priced, available and easy to use. 
Low cost – high quality content and constant revising of the content.

Over time this will evolve into a library of insights into all sorts of topics regarding the Historical European Martial Arts.

Make it happen now! Become part of it! Make the life of HEMA martial artists easier.

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Tiers
The Reader
$2 or more per month

Thank you for your help in making this vision become a reality. 

You will get early access to the books so you can join the discussion fully informed. 

Eager Reader
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much for your help. Your help will be a reason why this vision is becoming a reality.


You will get early access to the produced books, long before everybody else can access it. You will also get updates about what is happening at the moment in the creative process.

The Involved
$10 or more per month

You really care about what is going on in HEMA and your contribution will make a change. Thank you so much for it!


It is you who will be able to make suggestions for further content. Which questions should be asked, which topics should be covered. Get a say in it! You will not only be part of the creative process, you will determine the direction of it too.


You will be informed about every step and what happened and why.

You will also get 10 % discount on every book published.

Plus all of the benefits of the Eager Reader.

The Participant
$50 or more per month

It is people like you who are creating a lasting impression on HEMA. The work we are doing together will change how future fighters will approach their training. Thank you so much!


Not only will you help to chose which topic is to be covered, you will help making decisions about the choice of experts.


It will be you who is influencing the decision process. 

Your influence will be shaping the content of the books.


Your name will be listed at the end of each book.


You will all the perks of the Eager Reader and The Involved but with 20 % discount instead of 10 %.

Team Member
$100 or more per month

You act where others talk. It is obvious that you care deeply for HEMA and you are making a change. It is people like you who are bringing HEMA forward. Your name will be remembered.


Your opinion will influence everything about these books.

What the content will be, who is being taken in as an author as well as the design choices. The books will reflect your style and your choices.


You will be named at the frontispiece of the book and thus be forever connected with the book.


Of course you will get all the perks of the Eager Reader, The Involved and The Participant but with 50 % discount instead of 20 %.

The Right Hand
$200 or more per month

You are one of the heroes of HEMA. You will create something that lasts and will forever be connected with your name. Future generations of fighters will thank you for making this possible. 


You will make decisions regarding the topic of the upcoming books as well as the authors. You will have access to the original texts and will – if you want – be part of the editing process.


Your name will be on the cover of the book.


In addition to the content of all the other perks you will get every future book for free.