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May 2014

The Art That Adorns You III - "Always on the Watch, Sir! They Don't all Fight like Fine Gentlemen!"

May 24
The Melbourne Centre,
Escrick Street Fishergate, York, YO10 4AW United Kingdom
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The Art That Adorns You are a series of day workshops held in the historic city of York in the United Kingdom focusing on the less studied and more esoteric aspects of WMA/HEMA. In this workshop we will look at the backsword with a rather wonderful twist. We will spend the day under the tutelage of Bob Brooks, current president of the BFHS and Marshal of the Hotspur School of Defence. We'll be studying dirty tricks, melee and skirmish combat.…

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SWASH 2014

May 31 - June 1

More details as they are available.

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June 2014

Barcelona Historical Fencing Meeting

June 6 - 8
Complex Esportiu Municipal La Mar Bella,
Avinguda Litoral, 86 , Barcelona, 08005 Spain
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The ACEA is delighted to invite you to the Event which will take place on the weekend of 6th to 8th June 2014. The aim of the weekend is to bring together national and international historical fencers who share a passion for, and interest in, the European Martial Arts. Different fencing traditions and styles are welcome and will benefit us all. The event has been put together with both national and international teachers from countries such as Germany, Italy and Sweden, who will be…

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Sword Chase 2

June 28 - 29
Railway Institute in York

After the painstaking job of finding a venue for Sword Chase, I'm pleased to announce that next years event will be taking place at the Railway Institute in York. For those who do not know what Sword Chase is, Sword Chase was the first sword based martial arts tournament to feature styles from HEMA, Oriental and JSA. The weapons in the tournament are not categorised, details will follow on safety equipment This year will bring instructors from the different disciplines…

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July 2014


July 25 - 27

Workshops – Sparring – Tournament - 25th to 27th July in Karlsruhe (Germany) 3 days of historical martial arts More than 20 different workshops on over 1300 m2 International instructors Nonstop free sparring Tournament with the longsword on Sunday A shared training and sparring experience with a lot of fun and the opportunity to learn from each other. Workshops More than 20 different workshops will be offered over the weekend. Some are taught by Gladiatores-instructors ,others by well known international…

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August 2014

Fightcamp XI

August 15 - 17
The Grange, Frogmore Grange,
Coventry, United Kingdom
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FightCamp is run by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria (www.swordfightlondon.com) – a renowned Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) group based in London. Join us on Facebook. FightCamp has been running since 2004 and has grown from a small informal gathering at an historical site between a handful of groups to one of the largest international HEMA events in the world. In 2010 we moved to a commercial site in the Midlands especially developed for such events. The event now attracts over 20 instructors…

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September 2014

Fechtfest – Celebrating Historical European Martial Arts

September 12 - 14
Unnamed Venue,
Dratelnstraße 26, Hamburg, 21109 Germany
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Although a respectable lot of historical sources do have their origins in Germany, fencing enthusiasts so far suffered from a lack of international HEMA events in our beautiful country. Here in the far north of Germany, we aim to ease your pain with Fechtfest: an event to celebrate Historical European Martial Arts with renowned Teachers, Fencers and Experts from various backgrounds and countries. At the weekend of 12. - 14. of September 2014 you will have the opportunity to discover…

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IGX 2014

September 26 - 29

While we're still pretty far out from Iron Gate Exhibition 2014, the event planning wheels have already been turning for some time. Lots still to decide, but here are a few highlights of things we've been up to: DATES: 9/26 - 9/28, with a possibility of 9/29 depending on status of the newly-located Higgins Collection. Mark your calendars! INTERNATIONAL/NEW VIP PRESENTERS: Harry Winter and Oli Walter of Dreynschlag in Vienna, Austria; Hosts of the annual Dreynevent Fabrice Cognot of De…

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