HEMA Alliance

The HEMA Alliance:

Rekindle a Tradition.

Find HEMA Clubs Near You

Training and researching with like-minded people is invaluable to your growth as a fencer and an artist. You won't just find clubs or schools here, but even just people near you who want to learn the traditions. 

Visit the club finder

New to HEMA?

It's hard to know where to start. Let us help.

Did you know that HEMA isn't a single martial art, but multiple arts through the ages?

Rapier from the renaissance.  Sword and Buckler from the middle ages. Military Saber from the 18th & 19th centuries. The list goes on.

How do I know what I'm interested in? What are some places online where I can learn? What kind of equipment is out there? What does committing to study HEMA look like?

The HEMA Alliance Discussion Group

The Largest HEMA discussion group in the world

With almost 10,000 members, discussions about techniques, equipment, videos and more happen every day. Have a noob question? Feel free to ask - we're friendly and ready to help newcomers.

Visit the HEMAA Facebook Group

Wiktenauer is the largest library of historical european martial arts manuscripts and books in the world.

The entire repository is free to the public.

Explore Wiktenauer's documents now »

Upcoming Events & Tournaments

Want to meet up with other members of our community?

Want to find out what happens outside of the classroom environment? Go to a HEMA event!

Our events page  has links to upcoming HEMA events across the world.

If you would like to have your event added to the HEMAA Events Page, fill out the event submission form.

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Instructor Certification

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Instructor certification is not just a valuable tool to let your students know that you are a legitimate teacher of western martial arts, but it also allows you to partake in the shared, collective learning of our curriculum council and high standards to become a more effective instructor. 

Learn How to become a HEMAA Certified Instructor


Event Support

The HEMAA provides North American events with funds and services. 

For more information on what the HEMAA provides to events, click here.

Discounts From Top Vendors

The HEMAA partners with the top vendors in HEMA to provide our members with discounts

Interested in getting these discounts? Become a member today!

  • Purpleheart Armoury is the largest HEMA equipment provider in the U.S.

    Visit Purpleheart Armoury
  • Gajardoni makes some of the finest historical fencing products in the world today. They provide discounts on their incredible masks to HEMAA members.

    Visit Gajardoni
  • Neyman fencing continously innovates on equipment for HEMA fencers. From jackets to gloves to even weapons, neyman does it all.

    Visit Neyman Fencing
  • Southcoast Swords has everything you need to get started in HEMA, from jackets to synthetic weapons

    Visit South Coast Swords
  • SGT Blades is one of the finest makers of steel training weapons in North America, from longsword feders to sabre trainers.

    Visit SGT Blades on Facebook
  • Sword Carolina Online is the one of the largest online HEMA schools in the world.
    They don't just offer video, but online coaching and instruction.

    Visit Sword Carolina Online

Are you a vendor? If you're interested in the partnership program, please email [email protected]

Official Documents & Member Resources

Active HEMA Alliance members can find all the content related to safety policy, benefits, and documentation here. You can also register your events as official activities.

Browse Member Resources