Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is a growing field of research into historical weapons and systems of combat. Here at the University of Gloucestershire we are supporting that research by keeping old styles of combat alive. For those of you familar with HEMA, we study historical manuals of Fiore dei Liberi with a little bit of Wikenauer thrown in to mix things up. For those of you new to the sport, we focus on Italian longsword from the renaissance but sometimes look at German styles from the same time. If you fancy giving londsword, dagger and hand to hand combat a go pop along to one of our free sessions, no equipment of prior knowledge required.
Whether you are a HEMA enthusiast, a history lover or just curious - you are welcome to attend one of our sessions, which usually run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursdays, Park campus, room TC007 (this may be a subject to change).
However we are unable to hold sessions in person until October due to regulations from the Student's Union.
We are looking forward to seeing you.