After 12 years in preparation several French associations and clubs have gathered and managed to create a structure for a French HEMA federation. The site of the Fédération Française des Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens (FFAMHE) can be found here.

The founding associations are:

CREATIF (Conservatoire Régional d’Escrime Artistique et de Théâtre d’Ile de France)
REGHT (Recherche et Expérimentation du Geste Historique et Technique)
Ecole Chevaleresque d'Art Martial Historique Européen
PEAMHE (Pôle d’Etude des Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens)
Compagnie Saint Guilhem
ARCA (Ateliers de Reconstitution de la Croix d’Argent)
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Arts Martiaux Historiques
Européens – Ile de France (A.R.D.A.M.H.E.-I.D.F.), Arts d’Armes
De Taille et d'Estoc - Association Bourguignonne de Recherche et de Développement des Arts Martiaux Historiques Européens
Cercle des Escrimeurs Libres Nantais (CLEN)
Clair de Lame
EPEE Médiévale

Their elected president is Guillaume Vaillaut, from De taille et d'estoc.

More about the goals and purposes of the federation can be found on their site.


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.