Why hema dosen't have the same level of popularity as fencing?
I mean, they both can be resumed as a sport where you fight with a sword(or replicate a duel). I think that HEMA has the potential to be an excellent sport, even a for the Olympics, but for some reason, is not as popular as fencing. I personally would love to learn Historical European Martial Arts, as I think is fun, constructive, and an important part of European culture, but in my country, this sport is not popular. Comparable, we have 4 different fencing clubs in town. I'm open to hearing your opinions.