Great new project for creating a proper articulated protective glove for HEMA fencing that we strongly support. It is run as a crowd-funding project by Maarten Kamphuis, the man behind Mblades.com and the Swing, together with Youval Kuipers with whom he also designed the tournament software Hema Tournament Manager used at last year's Swordfish.

Both of them are active HEMA-practitioners and have set very high goals for this project, with gloves that should offer ultimate protection at the same time as they should be articulated enough to allow you to play musical instruments. Maarten's engineering background combined with his understanding of HEMA gives us good hope that they will be able to create something unique and remarkable.

Learn more here, and do your best in supporting their efforts. It is much needed for us to be able to succeed in recreating these Arts:

The ProGauntlent Crowd-Funding project

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 HROARR.com, Water on a Rock, an online journal on philosophical ponderings, and Northernbush.com 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.