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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 classes right now consists of  a combined youth and adult group training centrally in the city, in the Katrinelundsgymnasiet’s Sports Hall. Training there takes place on Sundays either between 15-17:00 or 16-18:00 (check the schedule below). 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.

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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.