We train hard, we study the works of the masters at length; and then we take our physical training and our study and put it into practical application. We believe that only in this balance between application and study, can we properly recreate an art of combat that is not only beautiful in its various forms, but also highly efficient and devastating when put to use.
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts.
Our members come from many different walks of life. All of them joined in their passion for the fighting arts, as well as the unique bond of brotherhood that develops through intense yet friendly competition.
For every weapon around the world, there is a corresponding way of maximizing its effectiveness against an opponent. Some arts were passed orally, others like most of our arts, were written in detailed manuals. There are hundreds of manuals in libraries around the world, in various languages and dialects.
We couldn’t tell you, we have never seen or handled one that heavy. Most swords were between 1.5 and 6 lbs. Like any fighting art, the forms and the physical conditioning take a bit of getting used to. Before you know it the class will be over, you will be covered in sweat, sore, and still wanting one more fight.
Just comfortable gym wear and no shoes.