Technical issues

Hi everyone! For the last few days we have been experiencing some technical issues with the site. I am not quite sure of the cause but it may be due to a server update, but possibly also some other reasons. We are working on solving this and would like to apologize...

HEMA Scholar Awards

Hi everyone! As we all know HEMA has many different aspects that are all equally important in our shared effort in recreating these forgotten martial arts. Lately, tournaments have received much attention and the top fighters are household names for all of us involved...

News from Dr. Forgeng

Great news for students of Joachim Meyer and Leküchner, from Dr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng, posted on the Reprint Forgeng's "The Art of Combat" Facebook group. "I'm happy to be able to report some updates on the various projects. I have contacted Freelance Academy Press and...

Forum update

Now your club can also have a private or public place to debate, right here on HROARR under the forum Clubs & Organisations. All you need to do is to register yourself at www.hroarr.com/wp-register.php and contact me and I will help you to create a sub-forum for...

The HEMAtrix

HROARR now has its own 'Pinterest'-style page called the HEMAtrix. Each image is gathered from the article material and links directly to its article. A fun, random and interesting new way of browsing the HROARR site, I hope. The page can be found in the menu under...

Noël, Noël!

Still not in that proper Christmas mood yet? Well grab your eggnog, turn up the speakers and sing along! Here is another Christmas card from GHFS and HROARR! 2012 has been an amazing year and we are deeply grateful to the whole HEMA community for making our lives so...

Record for Swordfish 2012

Swordfish 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden is already a smashing hit with more than 200 participants registered. Every year it grows and this year we have six tournaments, including a grappling tournament and a Ladies' Tournament. And about 20 high class workshops alongside...

Gen 2 of The Swing

I just wanted to let everyone know how much I love the new version of The Swing training "sword" from Mblades.com. Although the old version is still shown on the site, a distinctly improved version is already ready for sale. It offers removable and changeable weights...

A thank you!

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...

HEMA Facebook group for women

"... Esfinges, a [Facebook] group recently started by Ruth Garcia Navarro and Perica Lòpez for women in HEMA. We aim to unite the ones we've got around the world and encourage more women to take up the art. Come and join the discussion, invite your friends! We have...

Visiting countries

I find it utterly amazing that since I started measuring the visitor statistics of the HROARR site in March 2009 we have had visitors from the following 115 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,...

Happy Easter!

  We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter! A lot of really exciting things are going on in our community. The number of practitioners is constantly growing and we appear to be a couple of thousand more than we were only two years ago, totalling an estimated...

Liechtenauer a Swede!

Just found solid proof that Johannes Liechtenauer originally came from Sweden and that this Johannes of Sueeno is indeed the fencing teacher that Fiore Dei Liberi says he was taught by. Sueeno is an older spelling of what is today called "Svea". Tacitus (and Julius...

New HEMA group in London, UK

A new baby is born: Kunst des Fechtens has had a 12th chapter, fathered by Peter Smallridge who has studied with KdF Nottingham before moving south. The focus will naturally be on Liechtenauer longsword with "an approach based around compact, efficient body mechanics,...

New HEMA club in Oslo, Norway

I just received some club details for a new Norwegian HEMA club located in Oslo. They are called Oslo KDF and can be reached through [email protected]..

An open invitation.

Hi everyone! I would like to share a bit of my vision for the new HROARR site. First of all, its purpose is simply to help research, material development and practicing of HEMA. This is done by providing tools, source material, links and info. Thus far the work has...

A restart!

Welcome to the brand new site for HROARR. There are literally tons of interesting material to dive into and we have only begun to scratch at the surface. If you wish to contribute with any material, then please let me know. Furthermore, please accept my apologies for...