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Welcome to the Gothenburg Free Fencers Guild!

In our club we practice what is called Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). Our focus is primarily on the time period of 14-1600s and we all practice with many different weapons. Our ambition is to run a club that is open to everyone, young and old, men and women. No matter who you are, we want to give you intensive training that is fun and interesting, that is both physically and mentally challenging, and which helps everyone to grow and evolve, no matter what level they are at.

The fencing can sometimes look violent and scary, but we are all concerned about each others’ safety and the injury frequency is very low. Lower than both football and hockey. For that reason, everyone can feel safe with us and everyone is more than welcome to come by and try HEMA out, even if they lack all earlier experience in training martial arts.

Our club is centered around two places, first of all a combined youth and adult group training centrally in the city, in the sports hall of Katrinelundsgymnasiet. Training there takes place on Saturdays between 10-13:00. On Tuesdays we also train in the gym hall of Ånässkolan, between 18-21:00. Youths and children from the age of 12 and up are welcome to our training. Younger children may also attend together with a parent, but then completely under the responsibility of the parent. We would also be grateful for any help in spreading this to friends, acquaintances, colleagues and others.

What’s up!

18:00
Tisdagar har vi i regel repetitionspass, utan garanti för instruktörsledning, samt fri träning On Tuesdays we generally have repetition sessions, without guarantee of instructor leading the session, as well as free training.
Ånässkolans Gymnastikhall
10:00
Ordinarie träning där vi går igenom mekanik, principer, tekniker samt exempel som normalt sett repeteras formellt eller informellt på Tisdagar. De flesta pass inkluderar träning i brottning/dolk, enhandssvärd, tvåhandssvärd samt stav. Main training session where[...]
Katrinelundsgymnasiets Idrottshall
18:00
Tisdagar har vi i regel repetitionspass, utan garanti för instruktörsledning, samt fri träning On Tuesdays we generally have repetition sessions, without guarantee of instructor leading the session, as well as free training.
Ånässkolans Gymnastikhall
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
00:00
Scania Open i Nordic Historical Fencing League http://nhfl.nu/
00:00
GFFG instructor Roger Norling is teaching a full weekend seminar in Prague, Czech Republic, teaching dagger, dusack, longsword and staff for two days. https://www.facebook.com/events/1223226874441056/
Prague
10:00
Ordinarie träning där vi går igenom mekanik, principer, tekniker samt exempel som normalt sett repeteras formellt eller informellt på Tisdagar. De flesta pass inkluderar träning i brottning/dolk, enhandssvärd, tvåhandssvärd samt stav. Main training session where[...]
Katrinelundsgymnasiets Idrottshall
00:00
Ingen träning idag pga skollov eller annan verksamhet som hindrar inomhusträning. No training today due to school breaks or other activities that prohibit our indoors training.
00:00
Ingen träning idag pga skollov eller annan verksamhet som hindrar inomhusträning. No training today due to school breaks or other activities that prohibit our indoors training.
18:00
Tisdagar har vi i regel repetitionspass, utan garanti för instruktörsledning, samt fri träning On Tuesdays we generally have repetition sessions, without guarantee of instructor leading the session, as well as free training.
Ånässkolans Gymnastikhall

What's up!

Mar
28
Tue
2017
18:00 Repetitionspass Ånässkolan / Rep...
Repetitionspass Ånässkolan / Rep...
Mar 28 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Repetitionspass Ånässkolan / Repetition session @ Ånässkolans Gymnastikhall
Tisdagar har vi i regel repetitionspass, utan garanti för instruktörsledning, samt fri träning On Tuesdays we generally have repetition sessions, without guarantee of instructor leading the session, as well as free training.
Apr
2
Sun
2017
10:00 Huvudpass Katrinelundsgymnasiet ...
Huvudpass Katrinelundsgymnasiet ...
Apr 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Huvudpass Katrinelundsgymnasiet / Main session @ Katrinelundsgymnasiets Idrottshall
Ordinarie träning där vi går igenom mekanik, principer, tekniker samt exempel som normalt sett repeteras formellt eller informellt på Tisdagar. De flesta pass inkluderar träning i brottning/dolk, enhandssvärd, tvåhandssvärd samt stav. Main training session where[...]
Apr
4
Tue
2017
18:00 Repetitionspass Ånässkolan / Rep...
Repetitionspass Ånässkolan / Rep...
Apr 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Repetitionspass Ånässkolan / Repetition session @ Ånässkolans Gymnastikhall
Tisdagar har vi i regel repetitionspass, utan garanti för instruktörsledning, samt fri träning On Tuesdays we generally have repetition sessions, without guarantee of instructor leading the session, as well as free training.
Apr
7
Fri
2017
all-day NFHL – Malmö
NFHL – Malmö
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
NFHL - Malmö
Scania Open i Nordic Historical Fencing League http://nhfl.nu/
Apr
8
Sat
2017
all-day GFFG instructor Roger Norling te...
GFFG instructor Roger Norling te...
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day
GFFG instructor Roger Norling teaching a weekend seminar in Prague, Czech Rep. @ Prague
GFFG instructor Roger Norling is teaching a full weekend seminar in Prague, Czech Republic, teaching dagger, dusack, longsword and staff for two days. https://www.facebook.com/events/1223226874441056/
Apr
9
Sun
2017
10:00 Huvudpass Katrinelundsgymnasiet ...
Huvudpass Katrinelundsgymnasiet ...
Apr 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Huvudpass Katrinelundsgymnasiet / Main session @ Katrinelundsgymnasiets Idrottshall
Ordinarie träning där vi går igenom mekanik, principer, tekniker samt exempel som normalt sett repeteras formellt eller informellt på Tisdagar. De flesta pass inkluderar träning i brottning/dolk, enhandssvärd, tvåhandssvärd samt stav. Main training session where[...]
Apr
11
Tue
2017
all-day INGEN TRÄNING / NO TRAINING
INGEN TRÄNING / NO TRAINING
Apr 11 all-day
INGEN TRÄNING / NO TRAINING
Ingen träning idag pga skollov eller annan verksamhet som hindrar inomhusträning. No training today due to school breaks or other activities that prohibit our indoors training.

More about HEMA

Wikipedia about Historical European Martial Arts - This article briefly explains what HEMA is all about.

HROARR - The largest collections of articles on HEMA, where some 50 instructors, researchers and practitioners have shared 100s of articles. The site also has links to other clubs and organizations and to equipment, as well as a library with manuals free for download.

Wiktenauer - This is a unique portal with transcriptions and translations of the majority of all known combat manuals from Europe and the time period which HEMA most commonly focuses on and there is a ton of material to enjoy.