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EASTERN NORTH AMERICA (Canada and United States)

UNITED STATES EAST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER & CANADA EAST OF MANITOBA

The European Martial Art's Club Finder is sponsored by the HEMA Alliance (a non-profit organization dedicated to rediscovering the Western Martial Arts through vigorous scholarship and archeological experimentation). Disclaimer: This map is intended to be a representation of the entire Historical European Martial Arts community, not to infer affiliation or suggest membership into the HEMA Alliance. The purpose of this training partner Finder is to be a service to the HEMA community and to demonstrate the rich diversity and scope of the Historical European Martial Arts movement. Many of the links were provided courtesy of Roger Norling of Gothenburg Historic Fencing School and his Worldwide HEMA Census hoarr.com/survey/worldwide/practitioners/.
Historical European Martial Arts includes but is not limited to fighting with the Longsword (two handed sword fighting), Sword & Buckler (one handed sword fighting), Side Sword, Cut & Thrust, Rapier, Rapier & Cloak, Rapier & Dagger, Dussack, Messer, Dagger, Staff, Irish Bata (shillelagh),Irish Cudgel, La Canne, Bastone Siciliano, Halberd, Pike, Spear, Flail, Sickle, Scythe, Grappling, Mounted Combat, Armoured Combat, Un-Armoured Combat and much more.
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Panama City Western Martial Arts
Capstone House, Inc.
1713 Beck Ave.
Panama City, Florida 32405, USA
(850) 238 - 6699
Panama City Western Martial Arts practices mostly: Hans Talhoffer, Fiore Dei Liberi Dagger and Wrestling as well as Girard Thibault d'Anvers/Ramon Martinez Rapier.
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MFFG - Knights Melee - UCF
Orlando, Florida, US
Jon Wolfe - knightsmelee@gmail.com
Meyer Centric Longsword, Staff, Halberd, Dagger, Dussack & Early Rappier

Jon Wolfe (knightsmelee@gmail.com)- Meyer Freifecther Guild dba Knight's Mele. A HEMA group organized at the University of Central Florida in Orlando
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Meyer Frei Fechter Guild - Fort Myers
Fort Myers, Florida, US
Meyer Centric Longsword, Staff, Halberd, Dagger, Dussack & Early Rappier
Contact: Curt Dunham (CurtandSueDunham(at)earthlink(dot)net)- Meyer Frei Fechter Guild
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MFFG - Tallahassee
Tallahassee, Florida
Jay Vail - jayvail@aol.com
German Tradition- Lichtenauer, Meyer, HEMA Dagger Authority

Jay Vail (jayvail@aol.com) - Author of Medieval & Renaissance Dagger Combat (http://www.paladin-press.com/product/791/47); Foremost HEMA Authority on Dagger Combat and a Heck of a Swordsman ( I have many bruises to prove it)
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Systeme d'Armes
New Orleans, LA, US
Lenny Zimmermann or Jeanry
Système d’Armes, New Orleans (SDA NOLA) is a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) group formed in 2004 by Lenny Zimmermann and Jean Chandler. The purpose of SDA is for it’s members to learn to fight, particularly with swords but with other weapons as well, based on techniques from fencing manuals written in medieval and Early Modern periods, primarily from Italy and German speaking Central Europe. SDA was born from an earlier, less organized group which was active since the late 1990′s and includes members with various martial backgrounds including Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino martial arts, Marine Corps combatives, collegiate saber fencing, SCA rapier fencing, and… lower decatur street in the 1980′s.
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WAS SEHRT
Apex, NC, US
German, current emphasis on Leichtenauer tradition 2-handed, plus forays into I.33 sword and buckler, but interest in other weapons as well. We study nultiple masters looking for common threads in technique.
Jeff Ross (Contact by PM via http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/index.php )- Excellent scholar and fighter somewhere in central North Carolina

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Christopher Wheeler
Fredericksburg, VA, US
Lichtenauer Lineage and George Silver In Future
Christopher Wheeler (langenschwert81@yahoo.com)- Excellent Group of Scholars and Fighters in the Shenandoah Valley. A place that's seen its share of warriors.
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Bob Fitch & Paul Kartage
Virginia Beach, VA, US
Bob Fitch & Paul (paul.a.kartage@gmail.com)
- Starting the Southern Virginia Arm of the HEMA Alliance. For now their motto reads "NEED WARM BODIES"
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The Lukasbruder
Knoxville, TN, US
We study Doebringer (Codex H.S.3227a 1389), Talhoffer (1467); Joachim Meyer's "The art of combat" from ~1560; Le Jeu de la Hache (anon 15thc) for pole axe, and have been looking at some of the English manuals. Currently we are working with pole arms, longsword, Messer, Dagger, and grappling.

David Welch (Contact him by PM
via http://www.lukasbruder.org/Contact-Us.php - The Lukasbruder or williamwelch64@yahoo.com
In medieval Europe, there were several fight guilds. There was the German Freifechter, the Federfechters, and the Marksbruder. The Lukasbruder, or The Brotherhood of Saint Luke was also one, and this is from where we take our name. This is a seriously intense group whose motto is "That which hurts, teaches" so you end up being a very smart fighter or you don't make it.
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The Shielhau.org Group
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Liechtenauer Lineage and More

Mike Rasmusson (Contact him by PM via http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/index.php ) - The Shielhau.org Group AKA "the Sith" or "the Darkside" depending on their mood. This Group provides one of the best free web based resources for HEMA texts and translations (http://www.schielhau.org/) and they have a diehard study group made up of current, former and never AEMMA Apostates. Their new Video "eXtreme Fencing" (http://www.schielhau.org/xfdvd.html) is a must for any serious HEMA practitioner.
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The Academy of European Swordsmanship (AES)
Beltline Hwy & University Ave.
Madison, WI, US
608-358-9422
Jan Deneke

Contact swordsmanjan (at) gmail (dot) com
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The Roanoke Sword Guilde
Roanoke, VA, US
Bill Goodwin( roanokeswordguilde@live.com) - The Roanoke Sword Guilde is a small group of sword enthusiast with a diverse range of involvement and interest. We are collectors of vintage / antique and historically based functional reproduction swords, practitioners of historical swordsmanship HES - Historical European Swordsmanship / WMA - Western Martial Arts. The main focus of our swordsmanship training group is on medieval longsword. As a group and as individuals, we have done presentations / demonstrations for area schools, church groups, Reniassance / Medieval festivals,YMCA Fencing Club and other local organizations. All members are historians / students of different time era's from Medieval to WWII.
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MFFG - South Florida
Hollywood, FL, US
Mike Cartier - freyfechter.com
Meyer Centric Longsword, Staff, Halberd, Dagger, Dussack & Early Rappier. Group meets most every Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Topeekeegee Yugnee Park.

Michael Cartier, FIMAS (freyfechter@gmail.com)
- Founder of the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild, Teacher & Soon to be Published Author. Don't let his academic acomplishments fool you. Mike is one of the most talented swordsman in HEMA today.

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MFFG - Fechtergesellschaft Illinois
Lincoln, IL, US
Christopher VanSlambrouck (valsch_ortt@live.com or PM Rawsch via HEMA Alliance forum) has a MFFG study group in Springfield Area. MFFG is thankful for his contributions to the art of war according to Joachim Meyer.
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NoVa Assalto
Arlington, VA, US
NoVA Assalto is an organization based in Northern Virginia with the goal of organizing events and information involving 16th century Bolognese swordsmanship. It is run by Steven Reich, a pioneer in Bolognese swordsmanship.

This site is in the beginning stages, but it will go to provide resources and articles for students and instructors of Bolognese Swordsmanship, including links to other groups who practice this system and the locations of other resources on the internet. Additionally, announcements will be posted regarding products and events which are relevant to practicing this art.

You can contact Steven Reich via email at tauman@yahoo.com.

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Order of the Seven Hearts
Washington, DC, US
1600s Italian Classic Rapier (i.e. Fabris/Giganti/Capoferro/Alfieri) and Baroque Rapier (Pallavicini, Marcelli, and Di Mazo).

You can contact Tom Leoni at his forum : http://salvatorfabris.com/forum/ - Order of the Seven Hearts. What can I say? One of the premier schools in HEMA.
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Athena School of Arms
Middlesex County, MA, US
Kunstbruder, the Brotherhood of the Art, is a Boston area group that trains Medieval Longsword in the tradition of Lichtenauer. We study the Lichtenauer tradition as part of our affiliation with Forte Swordplay. The Brotherhood is also working to reconstruct the Medieval Sword and Shield tradition as well as other aspects such as Spear, Dagger and Grappling. Together these elements help to understand and recreate combat on the battlefield and in the list. Training prepares the student for one-on-one and melee combats.

Contact Steven Hirsch (via website)The first Basics class will be Mondays at 6p and run until 7p.
There will also be a Wednesdays Basics class from 8p-9p.

Our new location is at the Dance Studio of the Boston Baby Dolls, 119 Braintree St., Allston, MA. The Website has directions, contact and other info.


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Gallowglass Academy Illinois
Forest Park, Illinios, US
C. Allen Reed
Bartitsu, Bowie Knife, Rapier, Sidesword
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Schola Staint George Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
LeRoy Brown
Fiore's Sword in Two Hands, Abrazare, Daga,Spear

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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MEMAG's Brucke Fechtschule
Philadelphia, PA, US
A M.E.M.A.G (Medieval European Martial Arts Guild) School. Our studies focus on the Kunst des Fechtens (Art of Fighting) of Master Johannes Liechtenauer
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Mars QC
Davenport, Iowa, US
Jaremy Bybee
We are a group of Historical European Martial Arts practitioners in the Quad Cities Iowa/Illinois. We strive for accuracy and personal growth in the martial arts used in the Medieval and Renaissance periods.



Our methods of discovering and learning this art are derived directly from source literature written by the experts of the day. These manuscripts have been sitting on the shelves of libraries and private collections for hundreds of years. Many of these works have been largely ignored until relatively recently. The martial history within these sources is not only a lost part of Western culture, but an amazingly effective and efficient, yet refined system of close combat.




Swordsmanship was a major focus in these works, but many other weapons are featured in their pages. The longsword is a primary focus in a large portion of these manuals. It is a sophisticated weapon featuring many aspects of other fighting tools used throughout the period. The longsword was a sort of middle ground in regards to range, power, and maneuverability. This made it an ideal weapon to teach the principals of fighting with all weapons. For this reason, just as the students and teachers of the day, we focus primarily on the longsword, but experiment and learn with many other European weapons. Grappling and unarmed skills are also a very import part of our training.




The skills we train unlock a missing piece of our history, but also provide us with an important skill set. The concepts used 500 years ago are still very applicable to self defense today. Additionally, the scholarship and physicality of this study cultures a self discipline and confidence that only a true Martial Art teaches.
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Schola Saint George Charleston, SC
Charleston, South Carolina, US
JC Conway
Primary Foci: Fiore's Sword in Two Hands...as well as, well, pretty much anything Fiore.

Contact for further information: J.C. Conway, 843-343-6560 ( jc@theatreverv.org)

Check us out on social media. Join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/166676400037337/

or on Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Schola-Saint-George-Charleston-group/)

CURRENT CLASSES
Sundays from 1-2:30 for Introduction to Fiore's long sword at Hampton Park.

Sundays 2:30-4 for intermediate studies in Long Sword, Abrazare, and Daga.

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org

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ARMA Kentucky
Murray, Kentucky, US
Justin Morman
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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ARMA, Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, US
Jeff Hansen
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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Schola Staint George Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, US
John Hines
Fiore's Sword in Two Hands, Abrazare, Daga,Spear

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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Mid-Atlantic Society for Historic Swordsmanship (MASHS)
Annapolis, Maryland, US
Larry Tom
German Longsword, Italian Rapier, French Smallsword, Italian Dueling Saber
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ARMA Mobile
Mobile, Alabama, US
John Bentley
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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MEMAG's Die Nordelch Fechtschule
Elkton, Maryland, US
A M.E.M.A.G (Medieval European Martial Arts Guild)School. Our studies focus on the Kunst des Fechtens (Art of Fighting) of Master Johannes Liechtenauer
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MEMAG's Halbinsel Fechtschule
Salisbury, Maryland, US
A M.E.M.A.G (Medieval European Martial Arts Guild) School. Our studies focus on the Kunst des Fechtens (Art of Fighting) of Master Johannes Liechtenauer
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Forte Swordplay
Burlington, Massachusetts, US
Jeff Tsay
Dedicated to the practical study of Kunst des Fechtens (KdF)
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Schola Saint George Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas, US
David Teague
Fiore's Sword in Two Hands, Abrazare, Daga, Spear

Our group meets on Wednesdays from 6:00 till 8:00 at Lake Willastein Park. We are looking for an indoor facility. More to follow.

Contact David Teague at (870) 918-8526

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org

Or on social media at
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/118992241470570/

Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Little-Rock-Schola-Saint-George-Study-Group/
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Higgins Armory Sword Guild
Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Guild Steward
Liecthenauer blossfecthen longsword, Harnischfecthen, sword & buckler, rapier, staff weapons, dagger, ringen, sabre, viking sword and shield
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Schola Staint George Boston Area
Watertown, Massachusetts, US
Charles Deily
Primary Foci: Italian medieval sword in one and two hands, azza, daga, abrazare.

The Boston Area SSG has a Saturday class has been in Arlington, MA during the nice summer weather and indoors in Cambridge, MA when its cold. Additionally, for more experienced folk, we have a Thursday night meeting weekly in Watertown, MA, near Bridge Street. Contact Charles (email: ssgforum@comcast.net ) for more details on joining us, or check out our Meetup pages. Any cancellations (due to weather, etc.) are ALSO made on Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/SSGBoston/) .

Also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SSG-Boston-Branch-of-the-Schola-Saint-George/163063933742066

Watertown Practice: Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 9:45, Watertown
57 Stanley Ave, Watertown, MA
(Google Maps has been corrected to show that you can only reach Stanley Ave from Waltham St, not Pleasant St--but be careful if you're working from older maps!)

Currently, we're all working on Fiore's dagger and abrazzare plays for the first half of class, then splitting up to work on different material.

Arlington Practices Magnolia Field, Arlington MA -- just off the bike path between Magnolia and Thorndike. THIS IS OUTDOORS, AND MAY BE CANCELLED WITH POOR WEATHER.

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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Scuola D'arte D'armizare
Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
Keith Nelson
Medieval Italian Martial Arts Tradition
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ARMA Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, US
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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ARMA Twin Cities
Twin Cities, Minnesota, US
Steve Pangerl
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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Bramble's Schoole of Defence
4653 South Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65810, US
Sword and buckler, rapier, rapier and dagger, two handed sword, pole arms, matchlock and flintlock firearms, longbow
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New Jersey Historical Fencing Association
205 Conklintown Road
Wanaque, NJ 7465, US
NJHFA studies pan-European fechtbucher from the 13th - 17th century. Please visit our web site: www.nj-hfa.org or contact us via e-mail: info@nj-hfa.org
You can also like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NJHFA
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Schola San Marco
Washington, DC, US
Italian Sword in the Fiore Tradition
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ARMA Southern NJ
New Jersey, US
John Sheetz
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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Schola Staint George Central NJ
Hamilton, New Jersey, US
Frank Petrino
Fiore's Sword in Two Hands, Abrazare, Daga and Spear

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association - Appleton
3315 W College Ave
Grand Chute, WI 54914, US
Aaron Pynenberg
Instructor - Aaron Pynenberg http://wi-hfa.org
German longsword (blossfechten), Italian longsword, dagger, ringen, rapier, poleweapons, dusack, sword & buckler
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ARMA Milwalkee, WI
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Jeremiah Backhaus
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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Alliance Martial Arts
Ithaca, New York, US
Pete Kautz
Bowie Knife, Tomahawk, German Dagger and more.
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Martinez Academy of Arms - NYC
New York City, New York, US
Ramon Martinez
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Chicago Swordplay Guild Milwaukee Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Greg Mele
Fiore, Vadi. Longsword, dagger, abrazare
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New York Historical Fencing Association (NYHFA)
New York City, NY, US
Focused on German master Johannes Liechtenauer
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Selohaar's Lake Ontario Fechtschule
Syracuse, NY, US
German medieval martial arts of Master Johannes Liechtenauer.
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Schola Staint George Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Scott Adkins
Fiore's Sword in Two Hands, Abrazare,Daga,Spear

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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ARMA Athens, GA
Athens, Georiga, US
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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ARMA "Iron Door Studios"
Atlanta, Georiga, US
John Clements
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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OHFF - Ohio Historical Free Fencers
Columbus, Ohio, US
Jaron Bernstein
Historical European Martial Arts - pan-European from 1300-1650. Contact: Jaron Bernstein email: krovos@hotmail.com
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St. Martin's Academy of Medieval Arms
Wisconsin, US
Bob Charron
Italian Medieval Martial Arts
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Schola Staint George Columbus, OH
Columbus, Ohio, US
Matthew Dunbar
Fiore's Sword in Two Hands, Abrazare, Daga, Spear

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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Schola Staint George Atlanta
2105 Mack Rd
Douglasville, Georiga 30135, US
770-920-7129
Great news! Italian Longsword classes are here. We are offering a beginning and intermediate class taught by SSG Atlanta members. The city of Douglasville Parks & Recs is sponsoring the classes. Registration information can be found in their activities catalogue or contact the park; Deer Lick Park (2105 Mack Road Douglasville, Georgia 30135) to register. Phone: 770-920-7129 Email parksrec@co.douglas.ga.us

Beginner classes are from Saturdays; 9:00am to 10:30 and intermediate classes are from 10:30 to 12:00pm.

Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/191398220998511/

or Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/ATL-Schola-Saint-George/)

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org

Contact Darren at longswordguy@gmail.com
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Chicago Swordplay Guild Chicago
Chicago, Illinios, US
Greg Mele
longsword, rapier
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Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, Nova Scotia
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fiore, grappling, dagger, sword, polearms, italian rapier and sword&buckler, longbow/recurve archery
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Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Fiore, grappling, dagger, sword, polearms, italian rapier and sword&buckler, longbow/recurve archery
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Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, Universtiy of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fiore, grappling, dagger, sword, polearms, italian rapier and sword&buckler, longbow/recurve archery
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Les Maitres d'Armes
Ottawa, ON, CA
Les Maitres d’Armes is a contemporary school for historical European swordplay and martial arts located in Ottawa, Canada. Our curriculum currently comprises medieval grappling, dagger and sword combat. More specifically, it is a school teaching the dei Liberi tradition, or the art known as l’arte dell’armizare set down by Fiore dei Liberi, an Italian Master at Arms of the 15th century.
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Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha
224 Main St E
Milton, ON L9T, CA
Glenn Doyle - info@fightingfaction.com
Glenn Dolye is one of the premier instructers for Irish Bata (Stick Fighting) in North America. His dedication to the nearly extinct living tradition of Irish Martial Arts is invaluable.
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ARMA Montgomery
Montgomery, AL 36109, US
334 414-3808
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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Antrim stick Academy
Quebec, QC, CA
Irish stick (or Bataireacht). Maxime teaches the Antrim school of stick fighting, a traditionnal Irish martial art centered around the handling of the shillelagh or bata. This is a living style (Sean Nos) learned first hand from travels.

Max Chouinard (max.shinkendo@gmail.com)
- Quebec Bata. Max is one of the few martial arts instructors teaching An Maide Bata (The Antrim School of the Swift Stick) also known as Bataireacht, and/or Bata or Shillelagh fighting. Max has brought much attention to this little known Martial Art through his writings of his travels throughout Ireland. This is an important Western martial art that deserves to take its rightful place among the other Occidental Martial Arts of Europe
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Martial Arts Academy Serei
1950 Rue Dandurand
Montreal, QC H2G 1Y8, CA
Canne de Combat, sport avec canne
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Savate World
429 Rue Viger Est
Montreal, QC H2L, CA
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La Compagnie Medievale de Montreal
7250 Rue Clark, local 201
Montreal, QC H2R, CA
La Compagnie Médiévale se veut une école d’escrime ancienne occidentale. Notre mission est de fournir un milieu et des ressources permettant à nos membres d’apprendre et de poursuivre la maîtrise de l’escrime ancienne occidentale en tant qu’art martial. Pour ce faire, les membres sont initiés au maniement de trois types d’arme, soit l’épée longue, l’épée et la bocle, ainsi que le marteau de Lucerne.
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La Bannière noire
Quebec, QC, CA
La Bannière noire est un collectif d'individus autonomes et indépendants, regroupées autour de la pratique et du développement de la Scrimmicie. Notre structure se distingue par l'absence de toute structure autre que les liens humains et interessés qui nous regroupent.

Pour les événements de reconstitution historique, la Bannière Noire est levée à chaque fois qu'un "mercenaire" en lance l'appel, et tous ceux qui y répondent sont accueillis, sans distinctions, en égaux.

"Nous, mercenaires de la bannière noire, les pieds fermement ancrés dans le passé, regardons résolument vers l'avenir avec pour compagnons les armes de nos ancêtres."
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NEOHEMAS
Kinsman, OH, US
NEOHEMAS is a newly(2002) created offshoot organization of POHEMAS. Our focus are the martial traditions of Europe and of the Colonized New World. To be a bit more specific we are currently Studying Irish Bata, Pugilism, Savate, Navaja/Bowie knife, Sambo and RMA, Scottish and English broadsword and various folk wrestling traditions. We will soon be adding other arts to our evergrowing list of things studied.
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Le Cercle des Lames
480 Rue Saint-Jean
Drummondville, QC J2B, CA
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Ethan Muehlbauer
Birmingham, AL, US
German Tradition - focusing on ringen \ empty-handed as the foundation of the art and including all forms of traditional weapons
Ethan Muehlbauer (Contact him by PM via http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/ ) - Ethan is located south of Birmingham and is networked with those who are \ were involved in the ARMA group in Birmingham and those with the defunct SSG local group. He can be contacted by those new to HEMA or traveling through the area for information or possible practice.

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Groups in Western Europe
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France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium.
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Maryland Kunst Des Fechtens (KDF)
Columbia, MD, US
German Tradition- Lichtenauer, Meyer and More.
Jacob Norwood (marylandkdf@gmail.com)- Acting President and Founding Member of the HEMA Alliance's Governing Council. Everyone in HEMA who is of any consequence knows & Respects this Guy. It is seriously doubtful that the HEMA Alliance would have been born without Jake's presence. He is the former Deputy Director of ARMA ; one of HEMA's top martial atheletes & a founding Pioneer of HEMA. One look at his fighting videos and you say to yourself "I want to learn to fight like that!".

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Abingdon Historical Combat
Abingdon, VA, US
Longsword and Ringen using Ringeck, Meyer and Codex Wallerstien. Also Sword & Buckler using the I-33 manuscript.

Will Adamson (shovel4hire@yahoo.com)
- Abingdon Historical Combat. This former ARMA group includes a History grad student working in Archeology; An assitant professor with a PhD in biology and a pre-med student. Although it's been said that once the sparring begins, the academic niceties go away.
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Thomas Darbour
Hoboken, NJ, US
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Maryland Savate Federation Contact us at admin@mdsavate.com
5081 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044, US
The Maryland Savate Federation promotes the sport of savate and canne de combat throughout the Maryland and Washington DC area.

We welcome participants of all skill levels to train with us under the instruction of our coach, Steve Savoie, an internationally certified trainer in Boxe Francaise Savate.
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Akrites Academy
Orlando, FL, US
Welcome to the Akrites Academy. The academy is located in Orlando, FL. It is a private palaistra where the curriculum consists of authentic Greek martial art. The head instructor, Eric D. Hill, is directly certified by Grandmaster Demetrios Arvanitis, the patriarch of "mahitiki tehni" (Greek martial art) who is also known as "The Father of Modern Pankration".

The academy is dedicated to the proliferation of "mahitiki tehni" to the current and next generation of hellenes and philhellenes
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Spartan Pankration Academy
4415 Boul Notre Dame
Laval, QC H7W, CA
(514) 814-5191
Welcome to Spartan Pankration Academy, the primary institution world wide for Authentic Pankration, the study of Greek Martial Arts. This academy is the work of Aris Makris who has been teaching Pankration in Canada and abroad for over 25 years.
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Groups in Latin America
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The Triangle Sword Guild
Raleigh, NC, US
A club focusing on the study of Liechtenauer Longsword, Combative Grappling, as other sources. Requires no club dues, interested parties always welcome. Meets several times a week.
Contact info is TriangleSwordGuild@gmail.com

Also visit http://TriangleSwordGuild.com
or www.meetup.com/Triangle-Sword-Guild
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New York Historical Fencing Assn.- Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie, NY, US
The is a new NYHFA Chapter being started up by Trista¡n Zukowski. Tristan will be focusing on the Liechtenauer system and is looking for serious students located in the Poughkeepsie, WaKppingers Falls or Hyde Park area. Contact Tristan via personal message at the HEMA Alliance forum http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/
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Sarasota Longsword Group
Sarasota, FL 34232, US
941-926-7879
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MFFG - Central Florida
Altamonte Springs, FL, US
Meyer Centric Longsword, Staff, Halberd, Dagger, Dussack & Early Rappier

Contact: Dave Parker (sirparkor@att.net)- Meyer Frei Fechter Guild

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Virginia Academy of Fencing
Springfield, VA, US
The roots of modern fencing are the sword arts that were practiced on battlefields and dueling grounds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The Virginia Academy of Fencing (VAF) is one of only a handful of schools in North America offering systematic instruction in RAPIER and TWO-HANDED SWORD.
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Staten Island German Martial Arts (SIGMA) of the Selohaar Fechtschule
Staten Island, NY, US
sigmagroup@Verizon.net
Staten Island German Martial Arts is a NYC based study group focusing on the historical teachings of the medieval grandmaster Johannes Liechtenauer as well as those who benefited from his legacy, such as Masters Peter Von Danzig, Paulus Kal, Andres Lignitzer, Sigmund Ringeck, and Ott Jud - also known as the "Society of Liechtenauer". These masters created commentaries on Liechtenauer's secret verses and collectively constitute the medieval German Kunst des Fechtens, or "Art of Fighting".

Our primary focus is the German Longsword, but we also utilize several treatises containing the use of dagger, spear, poleaxe, and messer, as well as short sword and buckler. We have the privilege of support and guidance from our principal instructor Christian Henry Tobler, published author and scholar. We are a branch of the Selohaar Fechtschule and follow their curriculum, created through years of study and research.

As a historical study group, we attempt to improve our knowledge and understanding of this historical fighting system by incorporating the chivalric mindset which permeated the mentality of the knightly arts and culture present during this long forgotten time. We believe that honor is an integral part of the learning process and stress the importance of it in all aspects of training.We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and martial excellence which transcends the classroom and extends to the greater community.

We are not a living history group or a creative fantasy group. We are a martial arts group who study historical documentation in order to revive an ancient fighting art. We strive to perfect this art through the information passed down in ancient text and manuscripts as well as studying the science of the human body and it's mechanics. If you are eager to study a true medieval fighting system and have the courage and the self determination to raise yourself above the norm, than I invite you to join us. For more info Email us at sigmagroup@Verizon.net We look forward to hearing from you.

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Mark E. Hayes
Chattanooga, TN, US
Contact via HEMA Alliance Forum
While I have studied history and have collected arms for some time now, I have only recently decided to take up Longsword fencing. I live in the Chattanooga Tn area and have been searching for a proper school for training, there are a couple in Atlanta Ga, which is a bit too far, those in Tennessee are even further. I have been in contact with some very nice folks in Knoxville, but given the distance I will only be able to train there on occassion. If there is anyone in my area who would like to have a training partner, please feel free to contact me via pm. Also, if anyone has any advice to offer, that would be appreciated as well.

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Forteza Historical Swordwork Guild
Schuyler, VA, US
bob@forteza.org
Forteza Historical Swordwork Guild is an association of like-minded scholars and scholar-atheletes designed to provide mutual aid in our study and to promote of our common interest in historical European swordplay and close quarter combat of the 14th and 15th centuries. We combine scholarship and research into the teachings of the historical masters-at-arms with the practical knowledge gained through solo drills, partnered exercises, test-cutting with sharp weapons, wrestling, and fencing with specially-designed, blunt weapons.

We do not train in a modern sport or for theatrical display. We learn techniques in reference to how they were used in real combat. Forteza practices with an absolute emphasis on safety, control, competence, and skill at arms.

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Academy of Knightly Arts
77 Elm St
Amesbury, MA 1913, US
Longsword study geared toward practicle and self defense applications while remaining true to the historic form. HAVOC - high intenstity training for the modern medieval martial artist
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Arte Dimicatoria
7111 Avenue des Érables
Montreal, QC H2G 1C4, CA
http://www.arte.ca.cx
HEMA group.
Longsword, sword & buckler, dagger and wrestling according to different medieval and renaissance treatises.
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ARMA Middle Tennessee
McEwen, TN, US
Practicing the Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe (MARE) using the ARMA method.
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Susquehanna Valley Swordplay Guild
130 Gettysburg Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, US
The Susquehanna Valley Swordplay Guild is a modern martial arts school focused on the teaching and training of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). We focus primarily on the Italian traditions of the 14th - 16th centuries. Susquehanna Valley Swordplay Guild is an official study group of the Chicago Swordplay Guild and teach their longsword, grappling, and dagger curriculum. We currently offer classes in the greater Harrisburg area.

www.SusquehannaSword.com
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Ars Gladii
Redford, MI
Redford, Michigan, US
Ars Gladii works with the Liechtenauer tradition teaching the longsword, sword and buckler, dagger, wrestling, spear, and poleaxe in the Detroit Metro Area.

http://www.arsgladii.com
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Groups in Oceania, Southern Africa and Outremer
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Groups in Central Europe
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Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Switzerland, Netherlands and Luxemburg.
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Goldsmith WMA
4228C Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707, US
919-213-1705
The club studies a variety of German and Italian documents. It is hosted by Goldsmith Kung Fu and MMA; as the instructor has a developing interest in WMA studies. The group currently meets on an ad hoc basis at the the MMA gym, and a large amount of equipment is provided.
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MFFG - Grunberg Freifechters
Charles Murdock is heading up the Northern most study group of the Meyer Freifechter Guild located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Hence the name "Grunberg Freifechters" or the Green Mountain Free Fighters. You can contact Charles by emailing him at toyohari@comcast.net.
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An Arbor Sword Club
Ann Arbor, MI, US
German Longsword Fencing

Some of our teenage Long-sword students in practice, 2003.

We at the Sword Club believe in crossover in learning. Fencing left-handed helps your right-handed fencing, and fencing two-handed helps your one-handed, and so on. German longsword is one more variation on the broad theme of sword play that prevails at the Sword Club.

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Groups in the British Isles
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England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
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Schola Saint George Boston (Cambridge)
100 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 2138, US
Primary Foci: Italian medieval sword in one and two hands, azza, daga, abrazare.

The Boston Area SSG has a Saturday class has been in Arlington, MA during the nice summer weather and indoors in Cambridge, MA when its cold. Additionally, for more experienced folk, we have a Thursday night meeting weekly in Watertown, MA, near Bridge Street. Contact Charles (email: ssgforum@comcast.net ) for more details on joining us, or check out our Meetup pages. Any cancellations (due to weather, etc.) are ALSO made on Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/SSGBoston/) .

Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SSG-Boston-Branch-of-the-Schola-Saint-George/163063933742066

Watertown Practice: Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 9:45, Watertown
57 Stanley Ave, Watertown, MA
(Google Maps has been corrected to show that you can only reach Stanley Ave from Waltham St, not Pleasant St--but be careful if you're working from older maps!)

Currently, we're all working on Fiore's dagger and abrazzare plays for the first half of class, then splitting up to work on different material.

Arlington Practices Magnolia Field, Arlington MA -- just off the bike path between Magnolia and Thorndike. THIS IS OUTDOORS, AND MAY BE CANCELLED WITH POOR WEATHER.

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org

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Ottawa Classical Swordplay Sunday practice
175 Third Avenue
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sunday location for Ottawa Classical Swordplay
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Selohaar Fechtschule
Oxford, CT, US
The Selohaar Fechtschule (German for 'Fencing School') is a historical fencing study group within the Order of Selohaar founded by Christian Henry Tobler. The "Manor", as it is known, serves as the group's home base. The group meets weekly to research, study, and practice the martial arts of Medieval and early Renaissance Europe under the guidance of the Grand Master of the Order, Christian Henry Tobler. Mr. Tobler, a member of the Advisory Board for Swordplay Symposium International, is an internationally-known researcher, instructor, and combatant and has instructed at seminars and symposia around the United States for seven years.

The Fechtschule focuses on the Fechtbücher, or "fight books", of the masters of the tradition arising from the teachings of the 14th century grandmaster Johannes Liechtenauer. We use the treatises ascribed to Sigmund Ringeck, Peter von Danzig, Paulus Kal, Hans Talhoffer, Peter Falkner, and others, whose commentaries on Liechtenauer's secret verses constitute the medieval German Kunst des Fechtens (Art of Fighting). These manuscripts document the use of the longsword, dagger, poleaxe, and unarmed combat, both in and out of armour, on foot and on horseback.

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Order of Selohaar's Southern Preceptory
Bradenton, FL, US
The Southern Preceptory is a study group of the Order of Selohaar in Florida under the direction of Preceptor Sir Mark Keller, Knight of Selohaar. Sir Mark is a former Champion of the Order, Captain of the Guard, and was the squire and personal student of the Grand Master, Sir Christian Tobler. Sir Mark and his wife the Lady Paula, a former Chatelaine of the Order, will be conducting training, holding rituals and meditations, and networking with other like-minded groups and organizations in their area. To contact Sir Mark and Lady Paula regarding their evolving activities, email Sir Mark Keller at DXKnightErrant(at)gmail(dot)com

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Groups in Northern Europe
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Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Iceland and Greenland.
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Krieg School of Historical Swordsmanship
400 Highland Ave
Largo, FL 33771, US
The Krieg School of Historical Swordsmanship is a school located in the Tampa Bay Area, FL dedicated to the study and propagation of HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) or WMA (Western Martial Arts). We study and practice the techniques described in the fight books written by medieval and Renaissance German sword masters–primarily those of Johannes Lichtenauer, Joachim Meyer, and the I.33 Fechtbuch. Our main weapons of interest are long sword, dussack, rapier, and sword and buckler.

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Maine Broadsword Academy
Portland, ME, US
Maine Broadsword Academy
Head Instructor: Matt Park, Cateran and Tanist of the Cateran Society
Assistant Instructor: Elmo MacKay

Location of Practice: the Western Cemetary

Class Schedule: Beginner's Class is on Fridays at 3 pm in the West End cemetary. Advanced Class is at 11 am at the same location.

Contact: valgaav@msn.com

Offering Instruction In: every facet of the Cateran System, including the use of the Highland Broadsword, the Sword and Targe and a wide variety of other weapons, including but not limited to the backsword, dirk, cutlass, tomahawk, two-handed sword, sparth axe, quarterstaff and cudgel.
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Broadsword Academy Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr, PA, US
Broadsword Academy Pennsylvania
Head Instructor: Randal Gustitis, 2nd Degree Mentor

Location of Practice: contact for info

Class Schedule: contact for info

Contact: rgustitis@brynmawr.edu

Offering Instruction In: the Regimental Highland Broadsword of John Taylor and Old Style Highland Broadsword of Andrew Lonnergan.
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Minnesota Broadsword Academy (pending)
Minneapolis, MN, US
Minnesota Broadsword Academy
THIS LOCATION IS PENDING AND WILL OPEN IN 2012

Head Instructor: Christopher Scott Thompson, Cateran and President of the Cateran Society/Headmaster of the Broadsword Academy

Location of Practice: TBD

Class Schedule: TBD

Contact: gilbride100@hotmail.com

Offering Instruction In: every facet of the Cateran System, including the use of the Highland Broadsword, the Sword and Targe and a wide variety of other weapons, including but not limited to the backsword, dirk, cutlass, tomahawk, two-handed sword, sparth axe, quarterstaff and cudgel.
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Sean W.
Va 22025
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Groups in Eastern Europe
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Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.
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Groups in Southeastern Europe
Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Kosova, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey
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HEMA Alliance
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Western Martial Arts Coalition WMAC
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Sheauga Historic European Martial Arts Club SHEMAC
12455 Merritt Rd
Chardon, OH 44024, US
Our current schedule is Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm. We meet at 12455 Merritt Rd, CHARDON, OHIO, 44024 (at the LDS chapel - inside during bad weather, outside during nice weather).

A club located in Chardon, Ohio focused on European Martial Arts. We focus on fechtbuchs (fight books) that were created in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance by masters of the European Martial Arts such as Fiore de Libere, Lichtenaur, Meyer, Talhauffer, etc.
Currently focused on German tradition longsword. Will be branching into armored combat, 1:33, as well as cut and thrust and rapier.

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Event Calendar
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Links to Forums
Australian Historical Swordplay Forums (English) http://forums.swordplay.org.au/index.php?

HEMA Alliance Forum,(English) http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/index.php

Schola Forum(English)http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB3/

HROARR Polearms Forum (English) http://www.hroarr.com/forum/portal.php

Western Martial Arts WMAC Forum, (English) http://www.wmacoalition.com/forum/index.php

MACS KunstFechten Forum (English) http://www.armoury.co.za/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=7


Sword Forum International(English) http://www.swordforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15

MyArmoury (English) http://www.myarmoury.com/home.php

The Association of Renaissance Martial Arts ARMA (English) http://www.thearma.org/forum/

Göteborgs Historiska Fäktskola
GHFS Forum (Swedish & English)
http://www.ghfs.se/Forum/tabid/83/language/en-US/Default.aspx

de De Taille et d’Estoc Forum (French & English) http://de-taille-et-destoc.xooit.com/index.php

ARMA Poland/FEDER (Polish) http://www.arma.lh.pl/smf/index.php

Asociación Española de Esgrima Antigua (Spanish) http://www.esgrimaantigua.com/forum/index.php
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Wiktenauer
Wiktenauer is an autonomous project sponsored by the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance, open for contribution from all researchers and practitioners in the Western martial arts community. Our mission is to collect all of the primary source literature that makes up our text, as well as all related research, and to organize and present it in an accessible format. Here are a few basic categories of pages that are being constructed:

Master Pages host biographical information about each master, as well as the transcription and translation of his complete works. In cases of multiple copies of a master's work, the transcriptions are laid out side-by-side to facilitate the most accurate master translation possible. To aid in interpretation, the writings will also be illustrated with images from the masters' work as available. A bibliography at the end of each page lists additional transcriptions, translations, and manual scans that are available in print. The template for this category of pages is Johannes Liechtenauer. Ultimately, every master in all of the traditions of Western Martial Arts will have a dedicated page.
Manual Pages host all relevant data on a book or manuscript, including description, provenance, table of contents (with links to the appropriate master pages), gallery of manual scans, and bibliography of additional print resources. The template for manuscripts is the Goliath Fechtbuch, and the template for printed books is Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey. Ultimately, every manual in the corpus of Historical European Martial Arts literature will have a dedicated page.
Technique Pages compile all of the relevant information from all of the relevant manuals on a particular technique, including transcriptions, translations, and images. There is also a section at the end of each page where groups may embed videos of their interpretations. The template for techniques is the Zornhau. Ultimately, every technique mentioned in the manuals will have a dedicated page.
The wiki also features pages for HEMA groups, pages for HEMA events, general information pages, and so on. If you're not sure that something should be included, feel free to post it and find out.

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WMAWiki
WMAWiki.org is an online resource that is collaboratively created and edited by many of its users. It is a special type of website called a wiki that makes collaboration easy. A very popular wiki on the internet is Wikipedia.

WMAWiki is a work in progress by nature, meaning we need your help to make this the best resource available to Western Martial Artists. To become a part of the editing community and improve our existing articles or add new ones, simply create an account by clicking the Create Account link in the upper right hand corner of this page, and start editing!

Don't be afraid to edit. Add an article, improve some grammar, or add some facts. Be bold! You can't break WMAWiki. There is nothing that you do that can't be changed or improved later. Many of our original articles included gaping holes, we were fully aware of, or our own conjecture or interpretation -- we put it out there so others could see it and make it better. So get out there and start making your mark on WMAWiki!

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Schola Forum Online Fencing and Martial Treatises
By Century
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Meyer Freifechter Guild - Joachim Meyer Resources
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Schola Artis Gladii et Armorum-Treatise database
Budapest, Budapest, HU
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Schielhau.org
Toronto, ON, CA
The focus of this site is the translation of selected sections of several fechtbücher, German manuscripts on the fighting arts. The fechtbücher examined on this site are in the tradition of 14th century master at arms Johannes Liechtenauer. Liechtenauer's (probably) unintentional gift to posterity was a series of cryptic verses describing the fighting arts, starting with longsword fencing. These verses were first written down in 1389 by a cleric named Hanko Döbringer. Döbringer apparently recorded these secret verses shortly after Liechtenauer's death in a successful effort to keep the system alive. Most longsword oriented fechtbücher right up till about 1500 were basically recitals of these verses coupled with commentary and analysis.


The translations on this site are very literal and try to stay as close to the author's original choice of words as possible. This may make the text a bit harder to read but it also allows the reader to make up his or her own mind about what the author meant. In other words, I minimise the interpretation in the translations, leaving that exersize for a separate effort.

The translations of Goliath's, Talhoffer's and Sutor's longsword sections are complete, and the Meyer and Danzig translations are well under way. Continued translating of Meyer is currently on hold.


The Goliath fechtbuch, hand-written circa 1500, is an illustrated collection of teachings similar to the unillustrated Danzig fechtbuch writen in 1452. The longsword chapter is the most detailed and verbose Liechtenauer commentary of the period. It is a great study source for the "pure" Liechtenauer style of fencing.

Joachim Meyer's fechtbuch, dated 1570, is a thorough description of the art of fencing, just like its title claims. Meyer's longsword style obviously has a Liechtenauer foundation, but he arranged the instruction text in his own way instead of just commenting on Liechtenauer's cryptic verses. Meyer's intention seemed to be to produce a training guide for the safe practice of a potentially lethal art. This gives us a good look at a sort of sport longsword style used in fencing schools and public displays. Meyer's fechtbuch, which also covers dusack, rapier, dagger, and pole weapons, was republished at intervals until 1660, a testament to its usefulness.

By examining Meyer in combination with earlier fechtbücher like Goliath, we see both the safe practice structure and the deadly foundation. I think it's a great study combination. Adding in Talhoffer and Sutor is adding paint to the walls.

Michael W. Rasmusson
Toronto, 2002
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Groups in Western North America
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Western US and Western Canada
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HROARR Resources for Historical European Martial Arts
Probably one of the best overall go to resources for Historical European Martial Arts on the web created by Roger Norling of GHFS Sweden.
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ARMA - The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts
Responsible for many firsts in the re-construction of Historical European Martial Arts, ARMA has one of the most extensive online databases for manuals and articles on HEMA
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ARMA The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts
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Ken Horton
Boardman, OH, US
Just writing to say hello,
Ken Horton is my name, live in Northeast Ohio. I have been attempting to practice RMA for 4 years, it sucks by yourself. There are not many people around these parts interested, a few but not close to me.
I have attended some arma events in Columbus and have met a few of the guys. Stew actually was the one instructing. I think it is very cool that you guys are breaking off and excited to see another group with new ideas. I have read a lot of books (meyer 1570, Ringeck, Wallerstein etc.) and have a real interest history, especially English and Scottish...my heritage, however, as stated before lack a training partner. My 5 and 7yo just run and flail.
It is funny, I read on another post, there is not mention of this on the arma forum? I found out by reading Lessons in the English longsword blog a few days ago and the Ars Gladiatoris. Looking forward to more discussions and
possibly some events.

No forwarding Contact Information. Possible phone number 330) 758-8699

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School of the Sword
87 Broadway
Norwich, CT 6360, US
The School of the Sword in New London County, Connecticut is teaching Western Martial Arts (such as Rapier, Sword and Bartitsu) in conjunction with the Norwich Learning Center. Contract Tristan Sanders at the HEMA Alliance forum for more information.
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WSTR - Haddam
Haddam, CT, US
wstrinfo@gmail.com
WSTR founders began training in the art of the German longsword in 1997. After offering a series of community classes, Westen Swordsmanship Technique and Research was officially founded in 2004. WSTR’s established curriculum contains German longsword, sword & buckler, dagger, military saber and rapier.
Lere der Kunst
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CBD Martial ARts
6402 Larcomb Dr
Huber Heights, OH 45424, US
19th C. English/American Martial Arts
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The Chivalric Fighting Arts Association
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Smiths Falls - German Longsword
19 Morningside Rd
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4S5, CA
Looking for practice partners in the Ottawa Valley, specifically Smiths Falls area. Primarily interested in German Longsword work such as Myer, Lichtenauer etc.
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Caledonian Broadsword Academy of Baton Rouge
An official branch of the Cateran Society.
Instructor: James Mungall

Location of Practice: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, LA

Class Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm. Contact for firm schedule.

Contact: jeb_mungall@yahoo.com

Offering Instruction In: Regimental Highland Broadsword and Singlestick. Study group for Sword and Targe coming up soon!
http://www.csbr.org/claymorepage.htm
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Esgrima Antigua e Historica de Puerto Rico
Carolina,, PR
787-241-9166 Osvaldo Amaro
sgpr_inc@yahoo.com

Esgrima Antigua e Histórica de Puerto Rico es una iniciativa más o menos informal pero seria dirigida al estudio de la Esgrima Antigua Europea como Arte Marcial. En Puerto Rico aunque se practica la Esgrima Deportiva no existen salones de armas y posiblemente carecemos de instructores de esgrima histórica. Esto crea una singular problemática para cualquier persona interesada en estudiar éste noble arte.

Como fundador de Softcombat Games Puerto Rico Inc primera organización de juegos de batalla medieval, softcombat y rol en vivo de ambientación medieval en Puerto Rico y el Caribe siempre tuve como doble propósito el iniciar una práctica de lo que se conoce en habla ingles Historical European Martial Arts y/o Western Martial Arts. Y desde hace algunos años me estuve informando sobre estas, con éste fin cree pero deje que permanciese durmiente los siguientes sitios web con éste fin:

http://sgpresgrimaantiguapr.jimdo.com/

y foro:

http://esgrimaantiguapr.proboards.com/

No es hasta ahora que pude retomar mis estudios en WMA/HEMA y con renovados bríos pretendo aprender este arte de forma autodidacta con la ayuda de amigos y colegas.

El formato del grupo proyecto que sea el de un grupo de estudio donde cada quien trabaj duro por si mismo y todos nos encontramos para intercambiar hallazgos y para reforzar nuestra práctica.

Al momento soy miembro de FCS Puerto Rico Brotherhood(y espero aprovechar mejor el tiempo con los compañeros de FCSPR), Chiyuu Ke Kendo of Puerto Rico y HEMAA(Historical European Martial Arts Alliance). Se nos ha ofrecido ayuda en la forma de consejo,info ,clases web y hasta visitas por los compañeros de HEMAA, amigos en Mexico y de The Exiles en Inglaterra.

Esperamos echar esto pa'lante de forma lenta pero segura.

NO somos cosplayers, NO somos larpers. Personas interesadas en participar tienen que ser mayores de 21 años y residentes de Puerto Rico. NO permitimos el consumo de bebidas alcoholicas, ni fumar en nuestras reuniones.
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Sword Carolina
104a N. Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644, US
864-881-1795
www.swordcarolina.com
aaron.shober@yahoo.com

aka Kingdom Arms Swordfighting League
We are a full-time HEMA school open several days a week and focusing on the Longsword. Our primary texts are Ringeck, von Danzig, and Doebringer. We also train in Ringen, Dagger, and one-handed weapons.
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Ionia County Historical European Martial Arts
Ionia, MI, US
616-527-0717
contact jared sims
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Southern Academy of Swordsmanship
Laurel, MS, US
L'arte dell'Armizare (the art of arms) is more than just fencing with the medieval sword: it is a comprehensive martial arts system useful in a variety of contexts.

Abrazare: wrestling & hand-to-hand

Daga: the dagger

Spada a una mano: sword in one hand

Spada a due mani: two-handed sword

Spada in arme: armoured combat with sword

Azza in arme: armoured combat with poleaxe

Lanza in arme: armoured combat with spear

A Cavallo: mounted combat

Fiore also covers use of improvised weapons, such as heavy sticks.
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Warrior Path's academy
Troy, Missouri
Troy, Missouri, US
Study group of Antrim Irish Stick and teaching Combat Glima, Catch-as-catch-can wrestling and many others. hoskins5@copper.net
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Ordo Procinctus
Baton Rouge, LA, US
Eric Bryan Wiggens - ericbryanwiggins@cox.net
Our name, "Ordo Procinctus" is Latin - meaning "the Order of the Battle Ready". We study combat arts within a system that is as realistic as possible allowing for reasonable safety. We earn our victories and respect through study, hard work, and the application of the two together.

• We endeavor to understand how the martial philosophy can be applied to the challenges we are presented with daily. Learning to create and take opportunities, How to speak up for one's self, and how to rise to meet a challenge.

• Our organization is structured so that leadership as well as scholarly and martial prowess yield rank and recognition, rather than simply longevity in the organization.

• In our combat competitions, there is no second place. We bring our best onto the field and endeavor to improve further.

• Chivalry sport is a competitive, unchoreographed ring sport where each combatant is trying to earn victory.
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Ryan Sachse
York, PA, US
I am currently studying Sabre via text From John Taylor, Hutton, and Waite. I am focusing a core curriculum on Taylor. I am interested in gathering together a small group to learn Sabre and hopefully to have others that would be interested in helping teach other weapons as well. My main focus will be the Sabre. If there are any interested parties please feel free to post up or message me here. I will be advertising elsewhere and at the two local campus here in York PA. If anyone has further suggestions or Ideas I would love the help to get something going. Contact at the HEMA Alliance Forum
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MFFG - Atlanta
Jonesboro, GA, US
Study Group Leader: Keith Cotter-Reilly - keithcotter@gmail.com
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The Decatur School of Arms
W Trinity Pl
Decatur, GA 30030, US
The Decatur School of Arms is now officially a member of the HEMA Alliance.
We are a brand new group in the Decatur, GA area with a primary focus on Italian Rapier. Starting at 7:30 next Thursday April 5, we will be offering an introductory Rapier course at the Beacon Hill Arts Center in downtown Decatur (410 W. Trinity Pl Decatur, GA 30030). The course will last for 5 weeks. The fee for the course is $50 ($35 if you are already a member of the HEMA Alliance) equipment will provided.

Thanks,
David Coblentz

David Coblentz
Master At Arms
http://thecoblog.net
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The Northwest Louisiana Broadsword Academy
Shreveport, LA 71109, US
TEXT ERIK @ 318-617-4383
The art of the Highland Broadsword & Targe: a historical fencing style of 18th century Scotland."
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Long Seax
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee
Looking for tactics and advice for the Anglo-Saxon Long seax. Especially concerning the peculiarities of the broke back Seax. (Twelthfretbreak@yahoo.com)please put HEMA in the subject.
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Pensacola Western Martial Arts
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola, Florida, US
8507761468
Pensacola School of Western Martial Arts is a group of historical european martial artists that practice predominantly German, English, Scottish, and Italian styles, however we study everything from Grecian Pankration to Spanish fencing.
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Dromgoole Sword League
Adairville, kentucky 42202
A few friends studying the sword art of Johannes Liechtenauer. We also study the backsword and saber. Feel free to get in touch. chris.holloman@logan.kyschools.us
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Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI, US
German longsword (blossfechten), Italian longsword, dagger, ringen, rapier, poleweapons, dusack, sword & buckler. Leader - Scott Hanson inquires@wi-hfa.org
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Long Island Historical Fencing Society
Woodbury, NY, US
"Click Title to enter website"
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Arcane Combat Society
7402 Stone Bluff Ct.
Louisville, Kentucky 40291, USA
502-767-3392
Arcane Combat Society is an Organization dedicated to recreating the Life Style, Crafts and Combat of the Ancient world.
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Independant Scholar
Danville, PA
Student of the German school for other individuals with whom to study, practice, and research.

sr1066@ptd.net

(570) 441-7039
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Aegis Academy of Swordsmanship
Aegis Logo
1952 S. Industrial Hwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
(734) 645-2265
Aegis Academy was founded by a Sicilian-American whose family has been passing down their knowledge of swordsmanship and combat since the 11th century.

Aegis Academy teaches its classes at the Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts.
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Aegis Academy of Swordsmanship
802 East Maple Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060, US
563-484-4729
You would be hard-pressed to find a martial arts school that is both as open-minded and as rigorous as Aegis Academy.

Description:
Aegis Academy was founded by a Sicilian-American whose family has been passing down their knowledge of swordsmanship and combat since the 11th century.

Aegis Academy teaches its classes at the facility located at 802 East Maple Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
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Independent Scholar
Independent Scholar of the Liechtenauer School. North Wales, PA.
technoterrorofficer@yahoo.com

My name is Chuck, and I just wanted to say "Hello" to everyone. Glad to see there are others out there with similar interests! Eventually I would like to start an informal study group.
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Southern Maryland Warband
20228 Point Lookout Road
Great Mills, MD 20634, US
240-298-6599
The Southern Maryland Warband meets here.

Contact: meversbergii AT gmail DOT com.
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Salle Green LLC
11058 Washington Highway
Glen Allen, VA 23059, US
804-798-7744
Primary focus German (and English) longsword - also teach pollaxe, halberd, rapier, and great sword.
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Steel Ring Academy
Bradenton, FL, US
Training in Historical European Combat
Contact: Jason Callis
Iakona180@gmail.com
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Ontario Center for Classical Sport
3750B Laird Road
Units 13 and 14
Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y6, CA
(905) 820-5151
The Ontario Center for Classical Sport is an excellent club dedicated to the study of fencing and archery. Everything from modern foil to Historical Rapier, Modern recurve archery to traditional archery is studied and practiced here. This facility is one of the biggest and finest places to practice classical sport in Canada. www.classicalsport.com
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Noble Science Academy East
Michael-Forest of the Noble Science Academy will be relocating to the Hanover/Lebanon area in June 2014, and will be establishing a branch of the Academy in the area as soon as he arrives.
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Meyer Freifechter Michigan
Shelby Township, Mi 48317, USA
Michigan chapter of the Meyer Freifechter's guild
Email: gescherr@gmail.com
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Tyler Brandon
Salem, NJ 8079, US
I study 18th-20th century Anglo-American saber and Polish saber. I am trying to start a local study group. If you are interested email me at tylerblake.brandon@gmail.com or PM me through the HEMA Alliance Forum.
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Ochs America
Orlando, FL, US
Scott Brown Phone 407.766.8767
One of the most highly respected clubs in the HEMA world "Ochs Historische Kampfkunste" comes to America. Ochs America offers several training options including weekly training, personal training, seminars workshops, and specialty courses in Orlando, Florida by qualified veteran instructors. email sbrown133@gmail.com

Classes held at 7:30PM at one of our two locations:
Monday and Thursday at 1515 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL

Saturday class at 1443 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL

Ochs America uses a unique training method specially crafted to produce quality swordsmen and women so whether you are interested in competing internationally, the great health benefits of practicing swordsmanship, or simply enjoying a hands-on glimpse into history's martial practices, Sword to Sword provides a world class training environment tailored to your specific needs.

Weekday classes focus on skill development with the German longsword for those new to swordsmanship, and tactical and strategic lessons for more proficient practitioners. Weekend classes focus on I.33 sword and buckler with specialty classes and workshops available at various times. Personal lessons are available by appointment only with the instructor in your local area.
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Fledgling Study Group
Little Rock, AR 72202, US
Hello, HEMA World. Just spreading the word that there is a fledgling study group in the Little Rock area and we are looking for new training partners.

Currently, we are working on Fiore's sword plays but interested in all areas of HEMA. So if you are in the area and want to work on something else feel free to contact us.

We meet on Fridays around 4pm at Rebsamen Park near Pavilion 7, not far from the Big Dam Bridge. However, this too is flexible.

Reply or PM me at the HEMA Alliance forum if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Kenneth
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Western Swordsmanship Technique and Research
Willimantic, CT, US
wstrinfo@gmail.com
WSTR founders began training in the art of the German longsword in 1997. After offering a series of community classes, Westen Swordsmanship Technique and Research was officially founded in 2004. WSTR's established curriculum contains German longsword, sword & buckler, dagger, military saber and rapier.
Lere der Kunst
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Body & Blade Swordsmanship
950 Paynes Ford Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405, US
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MFFG - Chicago Blade Combat Club
Chicago, IL, US
Study Group Leader is Fernan Vagas & J. Allen Novak fdvargas0351@gmail.com
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Peoria Historical Fencing Society
7726 North Pioneer Lane
Peoria, IL 61615, US
309 693-3786
HEMA combat group, specializing in longsword, sword and buckler, saber, and rapier use. Beginner- advanced level. Group meets Mondays from 7-8pm and Saturdays 2:30-4pm.
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Schola Saint George DFW
2025 Irving Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75207
We base the core of our work on the fourteenth century master Fiore dei Liberi, although we also do work from the German, English, Spanish and French manuscripts. We have a new, dedicated indoor training and competition facility in North Dallas, co-located at the Tiger's Den, 2025 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207.

We have regular classes on Sundays (1:30-3:00), Mondays (7:00-9:00) and Thursdays (7:00-9:00) for sword, rapier and breadth weapons (basically anything else). Beginner classes are Sundays and Thursdays. Our students are a mix of experienced martial artists who enjoy the cross-training and brand new folks.

Find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/182272728477901/

or Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Schola-Saint-George-Medieval-Renaissance-Swordsmanship/

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org

Contact Russ.
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Schola Saint George - Arlington
3600 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington , TX 76016
Welcome to the Arlington branch of the Schola Saint George - DFW group. We meet every Sunday at 6:00pm. We're currently working through various levels of material, but we always need to review the basics, so don't hesitate to stop by. Also, stop by our top notch training facility in Dallas for even more classes.

We're currently meeting at Veteran's Park (Veteran's Park 3600 W. Arkansas Lane , Arlington, TX)in the bandshell behind the memorial.

We use the DFW Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/182272728477901/

and the DFW Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Schola-Saint-George-Medieval-Renaissance-Swordsmanship/

Our website is www.scholasaintgeorge.org

Contact Dave.
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Swords of Cobb/Schola Saint George - Marietta
19 Powder Springs St
Marietta, GA 30064
Swords of Cobb is an affiliate program of the Schola Saint George, Inc., an internationally recognized school of chivalric combative arts. At Swords of Cobb, we study Medieval and Renaissance martial arts, drawing our knowledge from surviving 13th through 17th century manuscripts. We study this material using a combination of group study, proven curricula that consist of tactical lessons, step-by-step drills, games, full contact sparing, and proficiency testing. At the end of each module, students take a proficiency test receive a certificate of completion.
We rotate through our current offerings of Longsword, Sword & Buckler, and Rapier. Each program is 8 weeks long, with longsword running for 2 consecutive sessions to complete the beginner and intermediate training.

Please contact Aaron at swordsofcobb@mail.com with any questions about our program.

We are hosted by Arts of Cobb
19 Powder Springs St
Marietta, GA 30064

Find us on facebok at
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/139819442844433/

Also at Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/SwordsofCobb/#past

Also at www.scholasaintgeorge.org
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Broken Plow Western Martial Arts
352 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223, US
http://www.meetup.com/brokenplowwesternmartialarts

Welcome to Broken Plow Western Martial Arts, We are dedicated to research and teaching of HEMA: Historical European Martial Arts. We will be teaching a combat system of medieval German longsword including his works on longsword, dagger, ringen (grappling), staff, Dusack. We are an affiliate of the HEMA Alliance, a non-profit educational organization . We take safety seriously, but this is not role-playing or games. This is a martial art where practitioners are expected to defend themselves with sparring appropriate to their training level.
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Groups in Italy
Tuscany, IT
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Spanish Swordsmanship Society of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO, US
The Spanish Swordsmanship Society of St. Louis is dedicated to rediscovering and promoting the historical sword-fighting arts of Iberia (Spain and Portugal), known as esgrima or destreza.
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Swords of Chivalry
Middlesex County, MA, US
Scott Ferguson teaches longsword to children from 4th to 12th grade in Acton, MA.

Contact: Scott@Swordsofchivalry.com
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Kingston Broadsword Academy
Frontenac County, ON, CA
Kingston Broadsword Academy- Located in Kingston, Ontario. Offering Instruction In: the Regimental Highland Broadsword of Henry Angelo. Contact: Jake Hodgson – broadswordacademykingston@yahoo.ca
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The Broadsword Academy at the Southern Tier Hoplological Society
Broome County, NY, US
The Broadsword Academy at the Southern Tier Hoplological Society- Located in Binghamton, NY, USA. Offering Instruction In: the Regimental Highland Broadsword of Henry Angelo. Contact: J.T. Purdom jpurdom@photonixtechnologies.com
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Royal Arts Fencing Academy
Franklin County, OH, US
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Atlanta Freifechters
240 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Fulton County, GA 30308, US
Based in the Unit2 Fitness center.

Studies Meyer's longsword, dagger, dussack, some sword and buckler material, and Radaelli's saber.

Study Group Leader: Keith Cotter-Reilly - keithcotter@gmail.com
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New Hampshire KdF
Hillsborough County, NH, US
That location is The Knights Hall in Nashua, NH. We will be joining a good group of people most of you already know lead by Jaye Travis Brooks Sr. and others well involved in the Armored Combat League and other ventures you will be seeing a LOT more of soon. This is a huge opportunity for our school. Our first class at our new digs will be April 12th. 10:30 AM sharp!

For more information visit our Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/463563100331894/

Sat: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
55 Lake St 4th fl Suite 4
Nashua, NH
nashua@xkdf.org
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ARMA New York
New York County, NY, US
Corey Roberts
armanyc@outlook.com
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ARMA Shenandoah Valley, VA
Arlington County, VA, US
ARMA Shenandoah Valley, VA
Michael Baron
mnmbaron@gmail.com
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ARMA Birmingham
Jefferson County, AL, US
ARMA Birmingham, Alabama
Jeff Hansen
Jeff.hansen@att.net
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Link to Website
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Newfoundland WMA
St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Focusing on German longsword currently. Club is new so help us expand!
Join us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1468998523330817/
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Crown Academy of the Sword
Ithaca, NY, US
Adam Crown & Linda Wyatt
Classical and historical fencing.