HEMA, in it's modern revival, is a new and blooming hobby. This article talks a bit about the strengths and weaknesses this creates, and then gives some guidance for the new instructor. The blessing and the curse of HEMA is that it is “new”. There is a rich history of attempts at resurrecting ancient swordplay, but the current revival dates back only to the 1990s. Many clubs are much younger than this, being founded in the last decade or less. Moreover, it's small in the way that a niche hobby is, with comparatively few practitioners often geographically isolated from each other. On the...