Strong, fast, violent: Conditioning for HEMA | Jon Mills

Jon Mills || Academie Duello || Vancouver, BC


This lecture will address some of the most common questions in HEMA, do you do need to do conditioning training to succeed, and how is best to approach it?

Using modern sports science while grounded in historical methods we will explore the how and why of conditioning using a leveled approach that is applicable to everyone, whether they want to compete at the highest level or are just looking to get the most out of their practice. 

We will cover: 

  • The history of conditioning in martial arts
  • Why bother? 
  • Where to start
  • How to take a systematized approach, and how to find the apprach that is right for you and your students
  • Case studies
  • Nutrition
  • Q&A