hroarr-slider-salzburg-ladies-seminar-2014-04Here in Salzburg, in our club called INDES more than a third of the members are female. A while ago the idea came up of having our own weekend seminar just for girls (this was also inspired by the Esfinges-idea), so at the beginning of the year we got together and showed each other helpful training techniques, wrestled, threw knives, shared our goals and experiences, strengthened our friendships and had some great laughs. Since then our motivation has risen a lot and we are planning to have another ladies Weekend in June for all the Austrian HEMA girls.

indes-logo-2014And in a couple of years –who knows- maybe an even bigger event.
Just to give you an impression, here is our group photo. In the end we all put on black dresses and had a fun photo-shooting as well

So thanks to Esfinges and all its inspiring members for the inspiration!"

Suzine Pomeranz

Roger Norling
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with the Gothenburg Free Fencer's Guild (GFFG).

Starting with the Gothenburg Historical Fencing School in 2008, he is since 2015 a member of the GFFG. His main focus in his research is the "Kunst des Fechtens" and primarily the longsword, dussack and polearms. He has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer since 2009. In this he has enjoyed collaborating with the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild and in May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG. Recently, he has begun researching Meyer's dagger quite systematically using the same method he applied to his staff teachings.

Currently, he is writing on a series of books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, in collaboration with researcher friends in the HEMA community.

The upcoming two years he will be teaching Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.