Here's a cool new HEMA Kickstarter project to consider. Adelheid Zimmerman has launched a project to restore the illustrations from Joachim Meyer's fighting treatise of 1570, using high resolution scans of an original print, digital restoration, making of new engraving plates and printing them manually.


I personally have a print on my study room wall and can attest to the beauty of these. I can't wait to see some polearms. Hell, if I was rich enough, I would consider investing in one of those plates because they are so damn pretty and cool.

The project is live now, so go for it!

You can read more about it all here: Restoration of 16th Century German Longsword Illustrations


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