It is very, very cool to see that statistics show how reviews on HROARR with time reaches at least about 20-25% of the whole HEMA community! Thank you so much for all your visits!

And soon there will be a new review series of HEMA specific equipment with jackets, arm & leg protection, neck & throat protection and gloves. Keep an eye open for that!

Finally things are rolling along nicely and it is a very different situation to only two years ago, so thanks to all the great manufacturers who have taken us seriously and dedicate themselves to helping us with better protection!

So huge thanks to SPES, AbsoluteForce, KnightShop, PBT, Sparringglove.com, Allstar and Negrini and whoever I forgot to mention! We truly appreciate your efforts deeply!

Roger Norling
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with Gothenburg Historical Fencing School.

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.