Some seven years ago I started up a web site dedicated to the HEMA community. I did this for a variety of reasons. One of them was to help the community gather together and show that it was big and quickly growing, so we could get manufacturers to start producing professional gear for us.
The other, and bigger, reason, was for the whole community to have a single place to gather around and share ideas on research, teaching and learning these wonderful arts. To this day, about 60 writers have shared their thoughs in hundreds of articles published on the site. And the site has some 30,000 regular followers every year, who visit the site 10 times a year or more, which is fantastic!
Building this has taken a LOT of work, thousands of hours by now, and personally I've taken quite a few hard hits from this, not least financially and it is not really sustainable in the long run. Things are really way past the breaking point already and I've been close to getting burned out this past year.
Simply put; I really need your support to be able to keep this going.
With enough support I can even turn this into something much better and stronger. It already has a lot of potential and I have a number of ideas already on what to do, and how to do it. I have set three different goals here on Patreon, ranging from simple hard- and software costs to transforming it into a fullblooded HEMA magazine.
Currently, we have raised $564 of the targeted $3000.
So please consider supporting this, either as a person, or as a club or organization/federation. I promise to dedicate myself to making HROARR fulfill its potential, making it far greater than it is today. You can make it happen, setting HROARR free, finally!
Oh, and please help share this wide and far! https://www.patreon.com/hroarr
Founder of HROARR.com and The HEMA Scholar Awards