What is HEMA?

HEMA is the acronym for Historical European Martial Arts, also known as Western Martial Arts (WMA), or, less accurately, as Historical Fencing, which…

The Secret Thrust…

The fact and fiction of the attack that never fails by Robin Catling: Duelling became the pre­occupation of many swordsmen in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.…

What we offer – HEMA

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is a serious extension of historical research outside of the regular re-enactment scene, covering all manner of weapons…

Which is the ‘best weapon’?

Such a question is an open invitation to religious warfare. Everybody loves to participate, but nothing is ever settled. If the question means…