What we offer – HEMA

Catling and Pritchard practising sword and bucler at May Melee 2014Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is a serious extension of historical research outside of the regular re-enactment scene, covering all manner of weapons and combat systems from the early Medieval to late Victorian eras (see our post What is HEMA?).

West Devon Swords is fully insured with AMA-UK and has two qualified coaches in a variety of historical weapons.

We can provide safe instruction in metal and synthetic weapons for adults. See our post: HEMA – is it safe?

Dartington Community DayOur offer for HEMA includes:

  • beginners’ courses – single weapon and tasters, 4, 5 and six week blocks
  • taster sessions
  • demonstrations and displays
  • fund-raisers
  • corporate events