What we're about

Youngstown Historical Fencing is a Historical European martial arts (HEMA) study group based in and around Youngstown, Ohio. Our purpose is to reconstruct historical European fencing traditions through a combination of scholarly research and martial training, specifically focusing on the German school of longsword fencing.

Our primary reference materials are the collected and translated manuals of the 14th to 16th century fencing masters of the Liechtenauer tradition. This includes such masters as Sigmund ain Ringeck, Pseudo Peter von Danzig and Joachim Meyer.

Through experimentation and collaboration with our study partners and like-minded groups, we test hypotheses about how historical techniques were used, allowing us to train combat skills based on historical practices outside of a traditional “classroom” environment.

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Longsword Session (WeekNight Edition)

The Apex - Strength and Fitness

$5.00

Weekly Longsword Study Group Attending the Weekly Study Group sessions require that you have participated in all 4 Introduction to Longsword Fencing courses. The activity level will require comfortable, athletic appropriate clothing and footwear, and a bottle of water is never a bad idea. *PLEASE NOTE* "Street Shoes" are not permitted in the gym due to road salt, water and other issues, please bring a change of shoes with you* If you own HEMA appropriate equipment, you may bring and use it. These sessions delve into the source material, and are structured as an informal collaborative training session, as opposed to an instructor led class.

Weekly Longsword Session

The Apex - Strength and Fitness

$5.00

Weekly Longsword Study Group Attending the Weekly Study Group sessions require that you have participated in all 4 Introduction to Longsword Fencing courses. The activity level will require comfortable, athletic appropriate clothing and footwear, and a bottle of water is never a bad idea. *PLEASE NOTE* "Street Shoes" are not permitted in the gym due to road salt, water and other issues, please bring a change of shoes with you* If you own HEMA appropriate equipment, you may bring and use it. These sessions delve into the source material, and are structured as an informal collaborative training session, as opposed to an instructor led class.

Weekly Longsword Session (WeekNight Edition)

The Apex - Strength and Fitness

$5.00

Weekly Longsword Study Group Attending the Weekly Study Group sessions require that you have participated in all 4 Introduction to Longsword Fencing courses. The activity level will require comfortable, athletic appropriate clothing and footwear, and a bottle of water is never a bad idea. *PLEASE NOTE* "Street Shoes" are not permitted in the gym due to road salt, water and other issues, please bring a change of shoes with you* If you own HEMA appropriate equipment, you may bring and use it. These sessions delve into the source material, and are structured as an informal collaborative training session, as opposed to an instructor led class.

Weekly Longsword Session

The Apex - Strength and Fitness

$5.00

Weekly Longsword Study Group Attending the Weekly Study Group sessions require that you have participated in all 4 Introduction to Longsword Fencing courses. The activity level will require comfortable, athletic appropriate clothing and footwear, and a bottle of water is never a bad idea. *PLEASE NOTE* "Street Shoes" are not permitted in the gym due to road salt, water and other issues, please bring a change of shoes with you* If you own HEMA appropriate equipment, you may bring and use it. These sessions delve into the source material, and are structured as an informal collaborative training session, as opposed to an instructor led class.

Past events (82)

Weekly Longsword Session

The Apex - Strength and Fitness

$5.00

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