New article: Dementia Pugilistica in HEMA
by KeithFarrell » 22 May 2014 13:29
I have researched and written an article about the subject of dementia pugilistica (brain damage from repeated head hits in boxing and other sports) with relation to the practice of historical European martial arts.
The article introduces the condition, discusses its occurrence in boxing and other sports, looks at risk mitigations used by various to prevent concussions, and makes some recommendations for HEMA practitioners to reduce the likelihood of this condition developing in our most active athletes, competitors and instructors.
The document is available on the Academy of Historical Arts website at this link: