Welcome to Wise Peasants, which features the latest news surrounding the fencing industry. From the newest fencing equipment reviews to best budget picks Wise Peasants features it all. Our passionate staff works relentlessly to deliver the most accurate articles about HEMA and other fencing arts.
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My name is David “Dave” Knight and I’m the founder of Wise Peasants.
Here’s a little bit of my story. Fencing is basically my life. When I was a kid, my parents sent me to a local Olympic fencing school, and from then on, I was hooked. I loved sparrings, to counter my opponent’s attacks and punish every mistake they made. I was also obsessed with Bruce Lee and Mohammed Ali, so really enjoyed stinging like a bee with my épée. I’ve practiced Olympic fencing until my 15th birthday when I (sadly) had to quit because of a hand injury.
After that injury, I had to focus on my exams, but I’ve never 100% left behind my first love. One day I stumbled upon HEMA, which was unique but still incredibly similar to Olympic fencing, and that was the trigger again. I’ve decided to join the local club, and I’m glad I did.
Why did I decide to start my own website? You see, when I began discovering HEMA, I kept repeating one thing; thank god I was an Olympic fencer once…” There was so much information available, and yet I had to visit hundreds of forums to get some useful tips. My previous fencing experience helped me to choose my “starting gear,” and the rest is history.
A partner in crime! Ziga is an avid reader, with some experience in the digital marketing (mostly WordPress). Ziga is fueled by his passion for understanding the history and historical martial arts. He considers himself a ‘forever student,’ eager to both build on his academic foundations in psychology and history and stay in tune with the latest digital marketing strategies through continued coursework.
Welcome to Wise Peasants! My team and I hope that you’ll get all the tips you need. If not send us a question here and we’ll be happy to help you!