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.

Currently, he is writing on several books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, as well as on pedagogics for teaching martial arts.

He is the creator behind the three sister sites, Water on a Rock, an online journal on philosophical ponderings, and and shares his experiences and knowledge in articles on both sites.

He regularly lectures on topics related to HEMA, and teaches workshops on Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events around the world. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.