What we're about

The Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts or AEMMA (pronounced "ehma"), is a historical European martial arts school focused on the research, reconstruction and resurrection of authentic medieval martial arts of all fighting styles (armed, unarmed, armoured and unarmoured), firmly based on the works of the late 14th century Friulian swordmaster by the name of Fiore dei Liberi, demonstrating the deadly practicality and effectiveness of the art as it applies to today's personal self-defense.

AEMMA was initially created in May of 1998 in Toronto, Canada and under the laws of Ontario's Corporations Act and the Regulations of the Ministry of the Attorney General, was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation (NPO Corporation Number: 1468524) in May 28, 2001. It has as its mission:

"The mission of AEMMA is to resurrect the combat skills, philosophies and principles of an accomplished European Medieval martial artist and to achieve a state which would be consistent with that of a medieval warrior in both technology and ideal."

Apart from its founding Toronto chapter, AEMMA also has 3 vibrant chapters in Guelph and Stratford Ontario, and Digby Nova Scotia.

AEMMA Guelph Meetup.com page: https://www.meetup.com/Academy-of-European-... (https://www.meetup.com/Academy-of-European-Medieval-Martial-Arts/)

New Students Start Here!

Our Contact Info and Social Media, and Current Upcoming Event Links:

Our Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/AEMMAchannel

Our Vid.me Channel : https://vid.me/AEMMA

Our Website: www.aemma.org

Our G+ Page: https://plus.google.com/b/117277343063207953509/+AEMMAchannel/about

AEMMA's Archery Program: https://www.facebook.com/aemmaarchery/?fref=ts

AEMMA Toronto Fitness Program: (Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm)


Our Meetup.com pages:

AEMMA Toronto - https://www.meetup.com/Academy-of-European-Medieval-Martial-Arts-Toronto/

AEMMA Guelph - https://www.meetup.com/Academy-of-European-Medieval-Martial-Arts-Guelph-Chapter/

Our Home in Toronto: http://www.fightingartscollective.com/

Our Fighting Arts Collective Inclusivity Policy:

Our community has and will continue to develop as a place where people of all descriptions come to pursue the goals of their chosen forms of training.

When people we don't recognize arrive in the gym, we welcome them. A friendly hello and introductions to the group leaders they seek is something any guest can expect form any member of this community.

This community respects the individual. We appreciate each other, and especially the hard work and positive attitudes that each of us brings to the space and our work. This community fosters both self-discovery and exploration within the arts that we study. Getting to know each of the groups and the nature of their work supports the general atmosphere of community appreciation we enjoy here.

It is understood that our environment represents the state of our progress and as such we strive to keep it clean and safe, ready for further training. Each of our member stakes it upon themselves to keep the space uncluttered and clean for their own use and the use of those latter in the day and week.

The Fighting Arts Collective maintains a positive, light, and informal energy. That said, we remain disciplined and focused on what is important. We are professionals in our arts, and in our training.

When we show respect, it is simple and clear because it comes from a core desire to maintain the energy that we have come to know and love about this place.

The Toronto Throwdown Group:

Website: http://throwdowngroup.com/

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Throwdown Facebook Page - Until the next facebook event gets made, look for updates on the main Throwdown FB page:


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New Students:

AEMMA Toronto admits new students through our Introductory Course (other AEMMA Chapters have different introductions, please email them for info). The Introductory Course is held every second month of the year (or less) for a total of one month, beginning in January. It is comprised of eight classes, held Monday and Wednesday night from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The cost of the course is $100. Once you complete the course, you will be ready to join the main AEMMA recruit class.

You must register for the class on eventzilla to secure your place. Space is limited to 8 students per Introductory course. Due to the popularity of this course over the last two years, our school has seen a huge increase of students, and the Intro course is filling up months in advance. Watch the FB page for the Eventzilla link and the FB event through which you can register.

If you have any further questions, please email AEMMA Toronto @ toronto@aemma.org

See you there!

New Student Introductory Class:

January 2017 (https://www.facebook.com/events/800775520129348/)*Sold Out*

Upcoming Events and Seminars:

@AEMMA Toronto:

See the event scholar FB page

1. AEMMA Year End Party!!


2. First Annual Scholar Presentation Day

At this event, Academy Scholars will sign up to present single sections of Fiore's MS. It will be an awesome event. As a reminder, this event will be held on the same day as the Year End Party, and will proceed the Tournament of Scholars.


AEMMA Guelph: Coming soon

AEMMA Stratford: Coming soon

AEMMA Digby: Coming soon

Latest news:

So much to do, so little time! Watch this page for updates, new events, and news! Good luck to all of you in 2017: may you make most of your covers, may you continue to grow and train in your study of the art, and may you make Fiore proud!

AEMMA Toronto and Guelph class times are available on our respective Meetup.com pages; for the class times of our other Chapters or any other questions whatsoever, please feel free to email them directly or ask your questions on this FB page.

For more information about AEMMA, from general inquiries to curriculum to pricing, please send an email to:

AEMMA Toronto: toronto@aemma.org
AEMMA Guelph: guelph@aemma.org
AEMMA Stratford: stratford@aemma.org
AEMMA Digby: digby@aemma.org
AEMMA Ottawa: ottawa@aemma.org

Upcoming events (5+)

Warrior's Workout - Fit like Fiore

The Fighting Arts Collective

Want to get stronger, faster, and increase your endurance as a martial artist? Looking to get fit in fun and challenging environment? In this class, you will get your sweat on in a non-combative HEMA related workout. Combining solo drills with the sword, with circuit training exercises that compliment the movements, muscle groups, and exercises sword-fighting athletes use in their practice, this is a class that will up your game and get you in shape. Classes will run on Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:00pm (an hour before recruit class) in the Fighting Arts Collective. This program is open to all AEMMA students who have the rank of recruit or higher. Other FAC members are welcome to join, so long as they have completed the Introduction to Armizare classes. See you on the floor!

AEMMA Toronto Recruit Class

The Fighting Arts Collective

Welcome to AEMMA Toronto's Recruit Class! The recruit rank is our first rank at the Academy. The classes are run every Monday and Wednesday (holidays excepted) from 7pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 10:30am-12:30pm. The subject of each class rotates each time between grappling, dagger, and sword work. Anyone who is interested in stopping by AEMMA and observing a class is more than welcome to do so. Our instructors and senior students will be happy to give you a brief introduction to the school and direct you to sign up for AEMMA Toronto's Introductory Course if you are interested in joining the class. A link to the Facebook event for the Introductory Course is available on this Meetup.com page in the 'About Us' Section, as well as all of our other social media links and contacts. We very much look forward to making your acquaintance!

AEMMA Rapier Class

The Fighting Arts Collective

Founded by Free Scholar Beau Brock and lead by AEMMA Scholars Alex Pedwysocki and Jacqueline Miller, study Italian fencing from Ridolfo Capo Ferro's book "Gran Simulacro dell'Arte e dell'Uso della Scherma". This class does take in new students in regular intervals. If you are interested in joining the class, or even showing up to watch a class and ask questions, feel welcome to come! Please shoot Alex Pedwysocki an email at [masked] to let him know to expect you, or if you have any questions. See you at the Salle!

AEMMA Archery

The Fighting Arts Collective

Join the AEMMA Archery Group! Our Archery experts, lead by Mr. Paul Micallef, will teach you how to shoot in the traditional western European way. They shoot all year round inside the Fighting Arts Collective, and have lots of equipment to get you started if you have never shot before. They are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging people. You will discover you are missing regular archery practice in your life. Shoot Paul an email just to let him know you are coming: [masked] See you at the range!

Past events (889)

AEMMA Toronto Recruit Class

The Fighting Arts Collective

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