What we're about

We are a Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) group. We primarily focus on the medieval German tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer, but study other weapons such as spear, poleaxe, sword and buckler, and ringen or wrestling. Our primary goal is an authentic recreation of the martial arts practiced in Europe from c. 1300-1600. Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 at Royal Arts Fencing Academy, 770 Westbourne Ave, Columbus, OH 43213 (https://royalarts.org/). No prior martial arts experience is necessary. Our regular practice consists of a warm up, a lesson by one of our instructors, and free sparring. If you are interested, please contact Frank at fzamary53@gmail.com or Jaron at krovos@hotmail.com.

Upcoming events (4+)

HEMA Fundamentals

Online event

Because of Covid 19, class size will be limited to 8 students.

Matt Dicken will be running this class on the basics and fundamentals of HEMA including footwork, structure, and basic techniques.

Intermediate HEMA Practice

Royal Arts Fencing Academy

Because of Covid 19, we will be limiting the size of classes to 8 students at a time for the foreseeable future.

This class will be focused on techniques and mechanics for historical German longsword based on Kunst des Fechtens.

Saturday Sparring Sessions

Royal Arts Fencing Academy

This class will consist of open sparring session or focused drilling for application of concepts and techniques.
Come with questions, something you want to work on, and a desire to spar.
This class tends to,be smaller, which gives you more time for one on one coaching.

Advanced HEMA Practice

Royal Arts Fencing Academy

Because of Covid 19, we will be limiting the size of this class to 8 students.

This class will focus primarily on concepts and the application of techniques in preparation for sparring or tournament fighting.

Past events (744)

Advanced HEMA Practice

Royal Arts Fencing Academy