About the Author
My name is Alexander and I live and teach HEMA in Ulm, Germany. This is also where my club Schwabenfedern is located, that I co-founded in 2011.
I’ve started teaching HEMA and running the club in 2012 after our previous instructor left and no one else was able or willing to take up the responsibility. As I found out soon enough, both teaching and managing the club are quite distinctive skills that I had to learn from the bottom up.
As I haven’t previously taught any Martial Arts, I found this to be quite challenging and I was consuming as much resources on teaching, pedagogics, runing martial arts classes and HEMA as possible. While reading books and Blog articles alone won’t make you a great teacher (only plenty of practice will), they can be a great help in many areas.
Humans are only able to recognize and analyze behavior patterns they are aware about, so more information means you will be able to see more patterns to improve upon.
I’m interested in further growing as an instructor, growing HEMA and in improving the level of teaching our community has to offer. I hope this guide can have a helping hand in this endeavor.
I’ve written and published several teaching related articles on Hroarr.com:
- When to hit hard in HEMA
- How to read minds and the value of tournaments
- Fighting Successfully – Bridging The Gap Between Technique And Free Play
I am an participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. So most books on my website are linked to Amazon.com by referral.
This way I can show the cover artworks legally and get 10% if you buy the book after clicking the link. It would be very much appreciated if you could buy an interesting book through the links from my website, so I can cover HEMA Guides hosting costs.