Originally starting out just as a simple site to share links to equipment suitable to HEMA and to clubs around the world, the HROARR site has now grown far beyond the hopes that I had when starting the transformation into more of a community site. I am personally extremely happy about this and judging from the response I get when meeting people at events, many feel the same.

However, this growth now also means the place where the site resides has grown too small and we need to move to our own server. This became particularly obvious in these last few weeks of 2014, where hacker attacks have caused extremely slow loading times due to overloading of the shared server.

Unfortunately this is a bit costly, and although I have personally handled various expenses related to the site thus far I am not able to cover this and would therefore like to ask for support from the HEMA community and all other readers of the site. A few bucks per person will quickly add up to cover what is needed. Any surplus of funds will be saved to cover future costs and investments.

Read more on the donation page.

Oh, and Merry Christmas y'all!

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. Recently, he has begun researching Meyer's dagger quite systematically using the same method he applied to his staff teachings.

Currently, he is writing on a series of books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, in collaboration with researcher friends in the HEMA community.

The upcoming two years he will be teaching Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.