What is HEMA?
Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is an umbrella term used to describe any of the martial art practices rooted in historical fight manuals written in Europe between approximately 1300 and 1900 CE. Nearly every European culture produced instructional texts that were developed by masters of combat and were used to teach a range of techniques from unarmed fighting to full-on horse mounted combat. HEMA is, perhaps, most well-known for its sword practitioners. This includes longsword, rapier, sword and buckler, and saber.
WhY Choose Rogue FEncing?
Rogue Fencing is a pretty rad HEMA club. We love swords and history, but, most importantly, we’re here to train and learn. We seek to provide high caliber instruction in both rapier and longsword to HEMA participants of all skill levels, build collaborative knowledge networks, and promote personal growth through earnest martial training.
Learn to fight with the two-handed sword based on Joachim Meyer’s 16th century text The Art of Combat.
The elegant art of the one-handed sword with a curriculum featuring techniques from Italian fencing master Capo Ferro.
Sundays in Astoria 4-5pm.
I offer private coaching for non-Rogue members. If you’re interested in learning HEMA, please contact me
Note: I reserve the right to select students who are the best fit for my teaching style. Submitting a request for contact is not a guarantee of service.
We are an affiliate of the HEMA Alliance! This organization provides resources to American HEMA clubs. Click here to learn more.