The French HEMA Federation (FFAMHE) has been founded.

After 12 years in preparation several French associations and clubs have gathered and managed to create a structure for a French HEMA federation. The site of the Fédération Française des Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens (FFAMHE) can be found here. http://www.ffamhe.fr/

The founding associations are:

CREATIF (Conservatoire Régional d’Escrime Artistique et de Théâtre d’Ile de France)
REGHT (Recherche et Expérimentation du Geste Historique et Technique)
Ecole Chevaleresque d’Art Martial Historique Européen
PEAMHE (Pôle d’Etude des Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens)
Compagnie Saint Guilhem
ARCA (Ateliers de Reconstitution de la Croix d’Argent)
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Arts Martiaux Historiques
Européens – Ile de France (A.R.D.A.M.H.E.-I.D.F.), Arts d’Armes
De Taille et d’Estoc – Association Bourguignonne de Recherche et de Développement des Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens
Cercle des Escrimeurs Libres Nantais (CLEN)
Clair de Lame
EPEE Médiévale
Lugdunenses

Their elected president is Guillaume Vaillaut, from De taille et d’estoc.

More about the goals and purposes of the federation can be found on their site.

 

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. He has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer since 2009. In this he has enjoyed collaborating 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 quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.