Reviving the lost martial arts of medieval and renaissance Europe.
We are dedicated to studying early Germanic sources of Historical European Martial Arts, or HEMA for short. The practice of these martial arts fell out of practice as the modern age began, but we are able to bring them back to life thanks to translated manuscripts that have been discovered. The Arts were originally intended to keep their students alive in a period of great turmoil.
Today, HEMA offers a unique challenge of interpreting what the old Masters passed on, learning the skills to perform the techniques laid out in the manuscripts, and conditioning yourself so that you can continue to improve in the Art. This is done with study, training, and testing yourself by sparring with fellow students or attending tournaments.