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This needs all the support you can give, so please pitch in!

We have the chance to create a truly historic event, the first of it's kind, combining some of the most challenging disciplines in existence, riding, martial arts and historical research. Fifteenth century German fencing manuals call the art of combat on horseback Rossfechten. This means not just fighting on horseback but horse and rider fighting as one. To return this to life is our ultimate goal.

We are a group of  HEMAists (Historical European Martial Artists)   accomplished riders and re-enactors who are passionate about reconstructing mounted combat from period sources in the interest of better understanding our history and heritage.

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We welcome every one of you to attend, but understand that not everyone can. If you would love to come but cannot  please make  this possible for others. Your donations can make this event successful and most importantly annual so we can hope to see you in the future. You can take our event from obsure and academic to EPIC!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/history-horses-and-swords-an-international-mounted-combat-event-in-europe 

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.