After several years of meetings, exchanges and cross trainings, some Spanish HEMA groups have decided to create a common structure that allows, in the near future, the recognition to their investigation, interpretative and promotion efforts and the defense of their interests. To achieve this, the founding Associations (list attached) have created a National wide entity liable to be reckoned for its specialists in Historical European Martial Arts.

The representatives of our Associations, after a thorough and deep debate, have decided by majority to constitute as a FEDERATION and thus become the SPANISH HISTORICAL FENCING ASSOCIATION (F.E.E.H.) This Federation has been registered in the National Archive of Associations.

The Federation has, as one of its goals, to gather Spanish HEMA associations in a national structure that will protect the common interests, as in acknowledgement of investigations, local, regional and national development of HEMA under standard safety parameters and a modern legal framework that takes our necessities into account and that can support the study, practice and promotion of HEMA.

In order to achieve this goals, the F.E.E.H. will support and reinforce the present dynamics and development of HEMA in SPAIN by:

  • Creating exchange points regarding different disciplines and their practice.
  • Giving counsel, contacts and guidance to help practitioners in their daily management and supporting the creation of new associations.
  • Promoting HEMA in all possible Media.
  • Private or public funding, with National and/or European sponsors.

The F.E.E.H. firmly believes in the necessity of an International Federation that will gather and unite all European HEMA community in their investigation, development and promotion, therefore it will support at all and any levels its creation, with the objective of joining and collaborating fully and actively with other organizations such as H.E.M.A.C. or any other similar entities that may be created or already exist.

This statement is signed by the founding members

Asociación de Esgrima Antigua de Soria (A.E.A.S.)

Asociación Lucense de Esgrima Antiga

Asociación Malagueña de Esgrima Histórica - Sala de Armas "Ars Duellicae"

Asociación Riojana Esgrima Antigua (ARIEA)

Asociación Vizcaína de Esgrima Histórica (A.V.E.H.) - Sala de Armas "Don Diego Lopez de Haro"

Club "Princesa Kristina de Noruega", Burgos

Sala de Armas "Tercio Nuevo", Mallorca

Sala de Armas "Tercio Viejo", Alicante

Sala de Armas "Capitán Pedro de Baeza", Cuenca

Eugenio Garcia-Salmones

Eugenio Garcia-Salmonesis the founder and head of School of Historical fencing “Don Diego Lopez de Haro”, and also the senior instructor specialized on the italian and destreza vulgar rapier and rapier and dagger and side sword.

Since 2007 Eugenio is also a member of HEMAC and he has teached at major Spanish and European HEMAC-associated events.

Also is one of the founders of the FEEH (Spanish Federation of Historical Fencing) and have participed actively in the constitution of IFHEMA, being the representative per Spain.

Eugenio has translated the following masters into Castilian:

* Sigmund Ringeck

* Wallerstein

* Talhoffer

* Peter Von Danzig

* Camilo Agrippa ” Tratatto di scientia d’Arme”, 1553

* Henri de Sainct Didier “Treatise containing the secrets of the first book on the sword alone”,1573

* Nicoletto Giganti “The School”, or “Salle”, 1606

* Ridolfo Capo Ferro’s ‘Gran Simulacro’, 1610

* Salvatore Fabris’ rapier fencing treatises of 1606

* Francesco Alfieri rapier fencing treatise of 1648

Now he is working on traslation of Achille Marozzo treatise and actively collaborates with IFHEMA in the comission of certification.