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.

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.