Resources for the Historical European Martial Arts & Sports Community
The final rush for the gauntlet
Now come on folks, let’s make a final rush in sponsoring the excellent ProGauntlet project! There is less than 24 hours left now, so no time to hesitate. I have been following these guys for several years now and I … Continue reading →
HEMA Scholar Awards 2013
Hi everyone! As we all know HEMA has many different aspects that are all equally important in our shared effort in recreating these forgotten martial arts. Lately, tournaments have received much attention and the top fighters are household names for … Continue reading →
To all HEMA-related business owners
To all swordsmiths, protection gear manufacturers, equipment retailers, event organizers and other HEMA-related business owners: HROARR is now introducing a discreet and HEMA-specific Ad banner system to help you market your products. The hope is that this will get you … Continue reading →
Post your thoughts on HROARR
The beauty of posting your texts on HROARR is that we then can have lots of HEMA articles published under various categories, even quite specific ones, where people post their thoughts and research, and all of it is searchable for … Continue reading →
A call to arms!
From at least as far back as the early to mid 1400s, all the way up until about the French Revolution in 1789, longsword fencers have been practicing with fechtschwerter, or what is today commonly called federschwert, a specific sword type with a … Continue reading →
The president is Niklas Mårdby of Gothenburg Historical Fencing School with Carl Ryrberg of Örebro Association for Historical Fencing as Vice President.
More details to follow.
About Roger Norling
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with Gothenburg Historical Fencing School.
His main focus in his research is the "Kunst des Fechtens" and primarily the longsword, dussack and polearms. The last few years he has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer and in this have enjoyed working together with the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild and in May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG. Recently, he has begun researching Meyer's dagger quite systematically using the same method he applied to his staff teachings.
Currently, he is writing on a series of books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, in collaboration with researcher friends in the HEMA community.
The upcoming two years he will be teaching Meÿer Halber Stangen at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.
Verstüllen – Blocking Slicing Handwork: A “sticky-hands” use of the slice in Meyer, where one keeps one’s forte on the opponent’s arm or weapon until an opportune opening arises. — Higgins Armory Sword Guild