Dutch HEMA Fighter Mishael Lopes Cardozo Makes Headlines Coming To Law Enforcement’s Aid


by Meg Floyd

This is a cool story that surfaced in social media recently that I felt I had to share. There are so many upstanding people within the HEMA community, and Mishael Lopes Cardozo, founder of AMEK in the Netherlands, is certainly one of them. Read the translated story below from a Dutch newspaper about a recent adventure he had coming to the aid of some police officers in need.

Translation (by Mishael Lopes Cardozo):

Fighter Lopes does not turn a blind eye

Mishael Lopes Cardozo is walking on the Gedempte Oude Gracht (Street) en sees a large amount of people staring at 10 young adults who are hitting and kicking law enforcement personel from Connexxion. The Haarlem Swordfighter decides not to observe the incident like the others, but takes immediate action.

The lawenforcers are located at the busstop at Verwulft to check people for ‘fare dodging’. Just when…

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