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Swordfish tournament livestream

Swordfish livestream will showcase on Saturday, November 1st, on this adress, spread the word! http://live.ghfs.se In the meantime, follow the link to enjoy …

HEMA in the N.Y. Times

We're quite excited to see HEMA being reported in the renowned and prestigious N.Y. Times magazine! It features both an article on …

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Happy Easter from HROARR!

Just wishing everyone a terrific, HEMAtistic Easter! Keep up the great work with training, fighting, researching and most importantly sharing your knowledge, …

Jogo do Pau returns to the WWOC

It is my pleasure to announce that, after sadly missing the 2012 event, I'll be again teaching at the WWOC (Hannover). More, …

Hroarr is closing down

Hello dear HEMA community! I am sad to say that I've reached one of those points in life where you have to …

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HEMA Charity 2014

It never ceases to amaze me what incredible people that make up the Historical Fencing community. Your hospitality, openness, willingness to share and generosity is second …

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A salute to Joachim Meÿer!

On this day, the 24th of February, 1571, Fencing Master and ex-soldier Joachim Meÿer died shortly after his arrival at the court …

Wiktenauer fundraiser

As you may have suspected, running Wiktenauer isn't free. While neither I nor sysadmin Christian receive any compensation for our efforts, the …

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Badass Indes Ladies

Here in Salzburg, in our club called INDES more than a third of the members are female. A while ago the idea …

Thank you for 2013!

I just want to thank everyone for an amazing year, both for me as a person for being given the chance to …

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The jury has reached a decision!

Finally we have a decision on the awardees of the HEMA Scholar Awards 2013. After careful consideration of all nominations sent in …

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Furor et Ferrum

Very nicely choreographed public display of Renaissance fighting with various weapons. They won two well deserved golds in an international competition. And …

HEMA Scholar Awards

Hi everyone! As we all know HEMA has many different aspects that are all equally important in our shared effort in recreating …

News from Dr. Forgeng

Great news for students of Joachim Meyer and Leküchner, from Dr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng, posted on the Reprint Forgeng's "The Art of …

The HEMAtrix

HROARR now has its own 'Pinterest'-style page called the HEMAtrix. Each image is gathered from the article material and links directly to …

International event in Italy

Here is a Historical Fencing event in Rome, Italy, some of you may not be familiar with. It is now being prepared …

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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, …

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Rest in peace, gentle giant!

We are deeply saddened by the news that Rory van Noort of AMEK, one of the brightest shining rising stars of HEMA has …

Noël, Noël!

Still not in that proper Christmas mood yet? Well grab your eggnog, turn up the speakers and sing along! Here is another …

Record for Swordfish 2012

Swordfish 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden is already a smashing hit with more than 200 participants registered. Every year it grows and this year …

Rope drill for HEMA.

This is a very interesting exercise. The exercise is based on a boxing drill and can be expanded upon in different ways and …

Footwork exercises by Ilkka

I found these exercises interesting and will be adding some of this to what we already do in our training sessions

Gen 2 of The Swing

I just wanted to let everyone know how much I love the new version of The Swing training "sword" from Mblades.com. Although …

A thank you!

It is very, very cool to see that statistics show how reviews on HROARR with time reaches at least about 20-25% of …

HEMA Facebook group for women

"... Esfinges, a [Facebook] group recently started by Ruth Garcia Navarro and Perica Lòpez for women in HEMA. We aim to unite …

Review updated

Just made a tiny update to the review of the Hi-Tec Scimitar fencing shoes here. Really good and durable shoes. www.hroarr.com/scimitars-fencing-shoes

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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 …

HEMA event: Bilbao Armata 2012 in Spain.

Confirmed instructors thus far are: Roman Vucajnk (Academia artis dimicatoriae) Harry Winter (Dreynschlag) Alberto Bomprezzi (AEEA) Mishaël Lopes Cardozo (AMEK) Ignacio Buján …

Unique new treatise added

We just added a rather unique new, but uncompleted treatise to our database. This time it is the Codex Guelf 83.4 August 8°, …

Liechtenauer a Swede!

Just found solid proof that Johannes Liechtenauer originally came from Sweden and that this Johannes of Sueeno is indeed the fencing teacher …

New Book: Manoscritto I.33

Hi everyone! I'm proud to announce a new book about the famous I.33 Manuscript. Authors: Andrea Morini, Riccardo Rudilosso and Federica Giordani, of …

New HEMA club in Dundee, Scotland

New HEMA club in Dundee, Scotland called The Institute for Historical Arts. The club is run by Mark Wilkie and James Burn, who …

New HEMA group in London, UK

A new baby is born: Kunst des Fechtens has had a 12th chapter, fathered by Peter Smallridge who has studied with KdF Nottingham …

New HEMA club in Oslo, Norway

I just received some club details for a new Norwegian HEMA club located in Oslo. They are called Oslo KDF and can …

A restart!

Welcome to the brand new site for HROARR. There are literally tons of interesting material to dive into and we have only begun to …

Christmas goodies!

Finally, we have been given access to Bonaventura Pistofilo's treatise on pike, halberd and arquebusier, entitled "Oplomachia". You can download it here.

Reprint translation of Joachim Meyer!

Join our Facebook group which we initiated to encourage the publisher to make a second print of the out-of-stock Forgeng-translation of Joachim …

Equipment list revised

All dead links have been removed from the equipment list and new items have been added

New review up

This time a review of Pavel Moc's Lichtenauer steel Longsword

New review up

This time a review of the Knightshop Synthetic Longsword - Pro-Line Extreme

Permission from Dresden SUB

The Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek in Dresden has just given their approval for Hroarr to distribute HEMA material such as their Paul Hektor …

Meyers 1560 manuscript online again

The University library of Lund has just given their approval for Hroarr to distribute Joachim Meyer's 1560 manuscript, and as a result …

Mair's Vienna manuscript online again

The Österreichische Nationalbibliothek has just given their approval for Hroarr to distribute Mair's Vienna manuscript, Cod.Cod. 10825/10826, and as a result it …

New database in the works

Long overdue, work is finally being done to open up a treatise-database with more info on the authors, interpretors, translators etc. Appologies …

New article

The Secret Fechtbuch of the Little Fuggers

New translation of Talhoffer 1443

Tyrone Artur Budzin has recently published his document with a translation of the Talhoffer Gotha Codex from 1443. He has also sent …

New article up

An introduction to a review series of a whole lot of sparring swords has been added to the review section.

1926 German article...

"Deutsche Fechtkunst der 16 Jahrhundert" by Prof. Dr. Panconcelli Calzia has been added.

Hroarr is now on Facebook.

Updates to the site will be published there so all friends instantly are briefed. Follow the link and add Hroarr as a …

Seven new manuscripts uploaded.

Four pdf's with manuscripts related to Joerg Wilhalm have been uploaded. Also pdf's of Lekuchner Cgm 582, Paulus Kal Cgm 1507 and …

Events list updated

The list have been updated with a bunch of upcoming, exciting HEMA events.

Clubs list updated

The lists have been updated with 50+ clubs worldwide. The US is still awaiting moderation.

New Polearms study board

Everyone is encouraged to join this board and learn about the wonderful world of really long sticks

New book:

Camillo Agrippa translated in hardcover.

New copy:

Johann Georg Pascha's Kurtze Anleitung... of 1660

New translation

of Diogo Gomes de Figueiredo's Iberian longsword manuscript of 1651: 'Memorial of the practice of the Montante'. Translated by Eric Myers and …

For the First time:

The complete fencing manual of King Karl XII of Sweden - Palaestra Svecana 30 M