Just wishing everyone a terrific, HEMAtistic Easter! Keep up the great work with training, fighting, researching and most importantly sharing your knowledge, learnings and experience. Together we learn and understand more quickly.
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with the Gothenburg Free Fencer's Guild (GFFG). Unterhauptman of the Meyer Freifechter Guild (MFFG) 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. In May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG, in 2016 receiving a rank as Research Scholar of the same, and in 2019, finally appointed as Unterhauptmann . 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.