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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 gym hall och the Schillerska Gymnasium. Training there takes place on Tuesdays between 7-8:30pm, and on Fridays 7-9pm (check the schedule below). Youths and children from the age of 12 and up are welcome to our training.

Tuesdays will be dedicated to Meyer, i.e. longsword, dusack, dagger, quarterstaff and halberd, but possibly also rappier and pike, eventually. Fridays will be dedicated to Montante and Jogo do Pau, but also some other fun things.

Younger children may also attend together with a parent, but then completely under the responsibility of the parent. 

What’s up!

Jan 21 @ 19:00 – 20:30 Schillerska Gymnasiet
Träning med främst långsvärd, dusack, dolk, stav och hillebard.
Jan 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00 Schillerska Gymnasiet
Iberisk träning: Montante och Jogo do Pau
Jan 28 @ 19:00 – 20:30 Schillerska Gymnasiet
Träning med främst långsvärd, dusack, dolk, stav och hillebard.
Jan 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00 Schillerska Gymnasiet
Iberisk träning: Montante och Jogo do Pau
Feb 4 @ 19:00 – 20:30 Schillerska Gymnasiet
Träning med främst långsvärd, dusack, dolk, stav och hillebard.
Feb 7 @ 19:00 – 21:00 Schillerska Gymnasiet
Iberisk träning: Montante och Jogo do Pau

Members of the MFFG

What's up!

Jan
21
Tue
2020
19:00 Träning Meyer
Träning Meyer
Jan 21 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Träning Meyer @ Schillerska Gymnasiet | Västra Götalands län | Sverige
Träning med främst långsvärd, dusack, dolk, stav och hillebard.
Jan
24
Fri
2020
19:00 Träning Iberisk Fäktning
Träning Iberisk Fäktning
Jan 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Träning Iberisk Fäktning @ Schillerska Gymnasiet | Västra Götalands län | Sverige
Iberisk träning: Montante och Jogo do Pau
Jan
28
Tue
2020
19:00 Träning Meyer
Träning Meyer
Jan 28 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Träning Meyer @ Schillerska Gymnasiet | Västra Götalands län | Sverige
Träning med främst långsvärd, dusack, dolk, stav och hillebard.
Jan
31
Fri
2020
19:00 Träning Iberisk Fäktning
Träning Iberisk Fäktning
Jan 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Träning Iberisk Fäktning @ Schillerska Gymnasiet | Västra Götalands län | Sverige
Iberisk träning: Montante och Jogo do Pau

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.