Welcome to HROARR’s Community Pages

These pages will be focusing on the HEMA community and its events, happenings, tournament info and more.

You are of course all invited to publish your thoughts here!


The whole site is currently undergoing some radical changes aiming to improve how useful it is to the HEMA community. Please be patient while the work is completed.

The work is expected to take at least a week of fulltime work. Please consider supporting HROARR via Patreon.

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New article by Jean Chandler

After a bit of a hiatus, HROARR is back with a new, and quite fantastic article on medieval and Renaissance magic, by renowned HEMA scholar and instructor Jean Chandler! The title of the article is A historical fencer’s primer on late medieval and early modern...

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The Importance of Books

The Importance of Books

Renowned Scottish HEMA fencer Keith Farrell has now completed is interview series on The Importance of Books in the HEMA Community. He himself comments it with the following words:

“Personally, I think books are immensely important to the community (and in general!), but I was interested to find out more about how other people see the issue. I asked several well-known HEMA practitioners from around the world, including instructors, competitors, people who compete rarely, published authors, and academics.”
Check it out at his site keithfarrell.net

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HEMA projects to support on Patreon

HEMA projects to support on Patreon

Not only can you support HROARR on Patreon, but also the work of e.g. Roland Warzecha, and the Oakeshott Institute, and thereby gain access to special content and rewards. Rewards for supporting HROARR currently includes HROARR patches and digital and printed...

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HROARR move complete.

HROARR move complete.

HROARR is now officially on a new and much faster and reliable server. Bit more expensive, but well worth it. And the new hosting account is upgraded with bills paid, so the transfer is now complete. It is such a great relief after two years of awful struggling with the old virtual server, so a heavy weight is off my shoulders. Now back to work on the site, and getting some new articles out there…

Meanwhile, have a look at some of the new content!

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4th meeting of IFHEMA in Athens

4th meeting of IFHEMA in Athens

Delegates of IFHEMA member federations gathered in Athens on 2 December 2017 for the 4th regular session of the General Assembly. Their mission was to represent their national federations, to present the latest updates of HEMA in their countries, to discuss the issues...

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