This Workshop list is not complete, a lot of descriptions are still missing.

Matthess Diana
Diana started HEMA in 2013. Her main weapon is Longsword. Starting traveling in 2014 and visiting schools not only over Europe, she was able to train with a lot of great fencers.
Since 2017, she’s not part of any school or club, a fact hat brought her the nickname “the Mercenary”.
Binden, FĂŒhlen, Winden
Fighting with a Sword is a conversation you have with your opponent.
In this workshop, you will learn to listen again to give the right answer.
We will mainly focus on the aspect of “fĂŒhlen an der Klinge”, learn about angles and lines, understand the meaning of different pressures in the bind to be able to react accordingly.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : A longsword and a Blindfold 
praticers’ level: Intermediate / Confirmed
Moreno dei Ricci
At school age he practices boxing becoming regional champion in the category. Always passionate about history, he approaches historical fencing as a boy; he became a student of Roberto Gotti in 2016 with a study focused on Achille Marozzo and his work of 1536, especially for the two-handed sword and polearms. Since 2016 he has achieved many victories in competitive tournaments, especially in two-handed sword and polearms, he participates as assistant instructor in 2017 at the WMAW in Chicago and as an instructor in 2018; he taught in 2017 and 2018 at the Montpellier event “Marozzo Day” and in 2017 and 2018 at the Ton Puey event “Torre d’Ercole”. He regularly teaches and supports teaching in the Sala d’Armi Guardia di Croce in Brescia in the Scuola Opera Nova. He regularly devotes himself to the study and development of the interpretations of Maestro Marozzo and the Italian Renaissance Masters. Happily married with Laura, he has always lived in Brescia, works as a salesman and has land that he cultivates as an orchard and vegetable garden and a few chickens.
The terrible Partisan
Chapter 180 – Opera Nova1536, Achille Marozzo. A dry and ruthless system of use takes shape with accurate and precise gestures that make the partisan an extremely effective weapon. the teaching will take place thanks to the exposure of the assaults darkened in the treatise and brought back to life with the application of them with and without an opponent.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Fencing Mask, Light gloves, jacket and if you don’t have a partisan, a 2 meter long stick is sufficient
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Carrez Aurélien
Ayant dĂ©couvert l’escrime mĂ©diĂ©vale et le traitĂ© de Fiore dei Liberi en 2016 avec Excalibur DauphinĂ©, je me suis rapidement intĂ©ressĂ© aux AMHE, en particulier au travers des stages proposĂ©s par Gilles Martinez Ă  AcadĂ©mie AMHE (Rochemaure) que j’ai rejoint en 2021. J’ai ainsi pu approfondir ma comprĂ©hension du systĂšme de combat proposĂ© par ce maĂźtre italien, tout en dĂ©couvrant d’autres armes, Ă©pĂ©e / bouclier XIIIe en tĂȘte.
L’Ă©change de pointe chez Fiore dei Liberi : de la piĂšce au flow drill
Le but de cet atelier est de montrer l’importance de la progression de pointe dans le systĂšme prĂ©sentĂ© chez Fiore dei Liberi, avec en particulier la piĂšce 28v-a (Getty). Dans un premier temps, les Ă©lĂšves travailleront le mouvement d’estoc avec une couverture du cĂŽtĂ© de leur jambe avant, passant d’une posta breve Ă  une posta longa, ainsi que le jeu de jambes associĂ© Ă  l’exercice (Fora di Strada). Ils rĂ©aliseront ensuite ce travail en opposition, face Ă  un adversaire passif en posta breve puis ils rĂ©aliseront l’Ă©change de pointe face Ă  un adversaire leur portant un estoc. Une fois cet exercice maĂźtrisĂ©, un jeu infini pourra se mettre en place, chaque Ă©lĂšve rĂ©alisant un Ă©change de pointe en rĂ©ponse Ă  la mĂȘme technique. Pour finir et pour casser le jeu infini, le coup du vilain (colpo di villano, 28r-a, Getty) sera montrĂ© lorsqu’un Ă©lĂšve rĂ©alisera un appui sur la lame plutĂŽt qu’un Ă©change de pointe.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Epée à 2 mains, gants, masque, gorgerin
praticers’ level: Beginner
Lee-Becker Chris
Chris is director and instructor of the Academia da Espada Deutschland, which is the German chapter of Academia da Espada under Maestro Ton Puey. Since the end of 2019, he has specialized in fencing according to La Verdadera Destreza. He also trains fencing according to Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli at the fencing school Krifon in Edingen-Neckarhausen near Heidelberg under fencing master Christian Bott. Chris completed the trainer course of the Bavarian Fencing Association in the field of historical fencing in 2021. In sporting terms, he participated in several tournaments and won the title of German Champion 2021 in the discipline of rapier and was awarded “Best Technical Fencer” at the International Rapier Seminar in Copenhagen in 2022. Since 2022 he has been a member of the DDHF National Team in the discipline Rapier.
Destreza from Zero to Diestro
In this workshop I will give an introductional overview of important La Verdadera Destreza concepts, like Angulo Recto, Medio de Proporcion, Atajo and some more in a nutshell. With a more playful approach even beginners will become Diestros step by step, who perform fencing from the bind. The result will be like light sparring, which will probably look like a dance.
Disarms in Destreza
The Movimento de Conclusion (disarm) is considered as the best outcome for a Diestro in a fight, because he is able to spare the life of his opponent. In this workshop we have a look at different technical examples and approaches mainly (but not only) focused on Francisco Lórenz de Rada‘s book „Nobleza de la Espada“ from 1705. This workshop will include exercises, which will try to bridge the gap between static technical exercises and free fencing.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Mask, gloves, rapier
praticers’ level: Beginner / Intermediate / Confirmed
Milburn Andrew
Andrew started his martial arts journey in 2000 studying Wing Chun Kung Fu (because it lead to the use of the paired broadswords). He started training HEMA with the HSD in 2014, quickly attaining the rank of Scholar with Longsword and Messer and then Free Scholar with Polearms and Dagger. Andrew passed the British Federation for Historical Swordplay (BFHS) Instructor Level 1 qualification in 2016, before becoming an assistant instructor within the School and then being invested as Sergeant at Arms and then Provost Chapter Master of the Newcastle school. Andrew has just set up his own chapter of the HSD in Middlesbrough. He has taught at HEMA events in Spain, Ireland, South Africa, The Netherlands, Malta and Romania as well as within the UK. Andrew has an outstanding level of attention to detail, coupled with a dynamic practical approach to historical fencing.
Close Plays of the Langes Messer.
An exploration of the close plays of the Langes Messer focusing on how to bridge into wrestling/ringen range and how to survive once you get there. W will look at how the footwork, and body mechanics change once you have closed in to wrestle and how to use your Messer to maximum advantage as well as how to prevent an opponent closing to grapple.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Mask, Gloves, Langes Messer or similar one handed sword required, Gorget and forearm protection recommended, Gambeson/Jacket are optional
praticers’ level: Beginner
Fiores Dagger or Its Not ALL About Strength
Working to find a better understanding of the mechanics of Fiores’ fencing system by applying the 4 virtues of Prudentia, Celeritas, Audatia and Fortitudo (Prudence, Speed, Audacity and Strength) to the dagger section of the manuscripts. We will concentrate on body movement, posture and position to gain mechanical advantage on the opponent rather than strength alone.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Rondel Dagger trainer/Waster, Mask, forearm protection are required, Jacket, gorget and light gloves are optional. 
praticers’ level: Beginner
Hambraeus Daniel
Daniel Hambraeus is an instructor from North Sweden, he focuses on the Spanish art of Destreza using rapiers, based on Rada’s Nobleza de la Espada, which he has a video series on. Daniel competes using the style with some level of success. Daniel is also an instructor in modern fencing and gladly fences smallsword with anyone that wants to.
Counter-intuitive counter-rotations of the Atajo
The atajo is the core to the whole art and everything else flows from it. One of the trickiest parts to it, are the discordant rotations of the body to achieve it. This workshop will focus on this tricky step.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Mask, Jacket, Glove, Rapier
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Livermore George
George Livermore is a Provost of the 1595. Club. He began his Martial Arts journey in 2002 in Brighton under the tutelage of club founder Chris Chatfield. In 2005 George became the 3rd Free scholar of the club and began his journey to become Provost, which he achieved in 2012.
He has recently moved to Milan to open his own school and to pursue his journey towards earning the title of Master, for which he needs to teach a student to the level of Provost. During his career, studies, and journey, he has participated and has been invited to teach at numerous events around the world: HEMAC Dijon, WMAW USA, MHFA
 to name but a few. Teaching all forms from unarmed to dual weapons with staff weapons thrown in for good measure. Although the 1595. Club uses the treatise of Vincentio Saviolo as one of its main avenues of exploration for the art of fence, it is not limited to his teachings, and has evolved its martial system by incorporating other forms of Martial Arts, for example the bare-knuckle boxing of Victorian England, the French martial system of Savate, and other weapon based systems, including the naval sabre/cutlass treatise of Angelo, as well as contemporary classical sabre. The goal being to create a holistic and robust martial system using the martial principles and philosophy of Saviolo as a foundation on which to build our study.
A game of thrusts
When you play the game of thrusts you win, or you practice and get better until you win. We’ll have a look at four thrusts described in Saviolo’s treatise, and in others, and through some exercises we’ll develop a sequence that should help you in your fencing game.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Any cut and thrust weapon
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Beaumel Marine
Marine started HEMA 12 years ago with the 1.33 sword and buckler and has never stopped. She started in the “Ost du Griffon Noir club” in Toulouse (southern France) where she quickly became co-instructor and soon after instructor in 1.33.She moved to finland about 10 years ago and co-founded the Tampere HEMA club in Finland, where she stayed until the end of 2021.
She is a member of the Sword and Buckler family since 2014, which is a group based on sharing knowledge and experience. In 2022 she became a member of the Board of directors of the FFAMHE, as well as an executive board member of the IFHEMA. Over the years she gave several workshops internationally (Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, France). She also participated in organising seminars, tournaments and other kind of event in Finland, as well as in France. In 2019, she participated in the gala tournament of the European Games in Minsk with the French team and also took part in the public technical demonstration.
Her main practice is 1.33 sword and buckler, the 19th century French cane and langes messer. But she also enjoys practicing dagger, longsword and wrestling.
Bulletproof your arms
What is it? How to avoid injuries and maintain your arm in the practice of HEMA. For health and scientific accuracy, this workshop was created in cooperation with a physiotherapist. The goal? Give the participants a better understanding of why injuries happen and how to prevent and manage them. The content? Basic biomechanics, some reinforcement and mobility exercises, and a couple of massage technics. Pre-requisite? None, all levels are welcome. If you are an instructor in your club, this workshop is ideal for you. What do I bring? Yourself and your arms, a weapon (longsword, one-handed sword, a stick/cane is even better)
All the content of this workshop will be made available, so you will be able to take all this workshop’s knowledge back with you and bulletproof your sword friends 😉
Zacharopoulos George
George Zacharopoulos is studying and training in Historical European Martial Arts for more than 15 years with a fondness for the German longsword and the Italian & Spanish rapier. He is currently the administrator and instructor of Academia da Espada Hellas but also teaches La Verdadera Destreza in S.C. Academy of Hoplomachia and Marxbrueder Guild Hellas and Smallsword at Athens Bartitsu Club 1900. Provost of the Historical Fencing Affliates and founder of the Athens Bartitsu Club 1900. Previous experience include Ninjutsu, Combined Chinese and Filipino Boxing (by Angelos Fasois), Sport Fencing, Sport Archery. Also certified Knife Instructor of the Reality Based Personal Protection system by Jim Wagner. He has participated in HEMA events and taught workshops in Greece, Europe and USA. Co-author (with Chrysovalantis Tampakakis) of the first book for HEMA in Greek, entitled “The Knightly art of the Sword” by Batsioulas Publications in 2011. A translation in English from Greek, of Philipp Muller’s “Theoretical and Applied introduction to Swordsmanship” 1847 military sabre treatise (with Elias Stypas) is out by Fallen Rook Publishing. He has also translated “Las Cien Conclusiones” a`17th century text by Luis Pacheco de Narváez, from Spanish to Greek, a publication released by AGEA Editora. Member of HEMAC and currently vice-president of the International Federation for Historical European Martial Arts (IFHEMA)
UNDER THE (opponent’s) BLADE!

and suddenly during sparring or competing your sword is found under the blade of your opponent’s sword. You can sense the pressure on your rapier and you feel helpless
..BUT are you really? In la Verdadera Destreza we do not think so. In this workshop and using the atajos from below from maestro Francisco Lórenz de Rada (Nobleza de la Espada, 1705) as a guide, we shall see that being underneath the opponent’s blade is not a bad thing. It is not loss of control. On the contrary it is a check point where you limit your opponent’s options and move or act accordingly. We shall see all the possible actions of the opponent and we shall examine our options opposing to them or acting before.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : rapier, gloves, mask, chest and neck protectors
praticers’ level: Beginner,/ Intermediate / Confirmed
Hoffmann Jan
Jan is head instructor for knife and dagger at Tremonia Fechten in Dortmund, Germany. Having trained Ju-Jutsu for several years, he had decided to look into weapons based martial arts and eventually discovered HEMA for himself in 2012 when he visited the AHA in Glasgow to study the broadsword. After returning to Germany he found Tremonia Fechten and started studying the longsword, but soon focused his own studies on Ringen, Bowie Knife fighting and its roots in Spanish and Scottish arts and eventually the Italian and German dagger sources. Jan’s interests lie mainly with one-handed weapon systems and – obviously – first and foremost close quarter systems like knife and dagger. As a HEMA instructor his focus is more on the Martial Art itself and its realistic training than on tournaments and the Martial Sport side of HEMA. In this, he tries to comprehend historical systems in their context whilst looking for modern (e.g. forensic or biomechanical) insight to bolster his hypotheses and improve his training methods. Furthermore Jan is a friend of absurd metaphors, advocate of the otterisation of European Martial Arts and supporter of hop juice fuelled socialising.
Bringing a Force to an Impulse Fight? – Getting Physical with the Dagger
In this workshop we will look at a few selected plays from Fiore’s (unarmed versus) dagger section to become aware of the physical processes and properties/quantities at work behind the scenes of a fight. We’ll do this in order to be able to consciously influence them and (ideally) optimise our applications of techniques.To picture two fighters as bodies with momentum or to ask oneself if and where one is creating a lever in a certain situation, might sound dry at first. But as this is basically about learning how to hit our partners with the planet one does not need to fear that this workshop might be overly intellectual.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Minimum: One body each, no matter what size. Recommended: Groin Protection. Ideal: Your own dagger simulator, fencing mask, whatever added protection you’ve got
praticers’ level: Beginner,/ Intermediate / Confirmed
Koppenhöfer Bastian
Bastian is a Messer enthusiast for more than ten years. He has a soft spot for early new high German texts and buried the myth of carrying Messers being a legal loophole.
The fundamentals of Messer fencing
We will be looking at the fundamentals of Messerfechten, including footwork, cutting technique and basic tactics. This workshop is ideal if you want to peek into Messer. There will be plenty of room for experimenting for people with experience.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Bring what you have. There will be spare Messers you can borrow.
praticers’ level: Beginner,/ Intermediate / Confirmed
Rensen Michel
Michel Rensen started practicing German longsword at Zwaard & Steen in 2013, and hasn’t looked back since. In 2014, he started ramping up his training, and it wasn’t long after this that he started teaching, too. Currently, he has been teaching longsword workshops at many different events throughout Europe. His teaching focus is mostly on practical body structure and movement. Besides teaching, Michel also often competes in national and international tournaments, most notably placing high at large events such as the Dutch Lions Cup and Swordfish, and becoming the longsword champion at the first Dutch national championship.
What The Legend of Zelda can teach us about longsword fighting
No, this workshop is not about magical spin attacks, throwing bombs or how to yell HYAH HYUH HUH HIIAAAAA while fencing. Rather, we’re going to take a look at the three parts of the Triforce: Courage, Power and Wisdom, and why you need to balance all three of these aspects to fence well. This random video game lore applies surprisingly well to the historical techniques laid out by Liechtenauer and his students; each of these aspects is extremely important, to the point where omitting or even underrepresenting any one of them will negatively impact the way you fence. This workshop aims to give you an easy diagnostic tool and foundational framework to improve your fencing. Prior knowledge of the Legend of Zelda games is not required to attend the workshop.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Minimum: longsword, mask with back of head protection, a gorget, chest protector and gloves. More equipment allows for training at a higher intensity.
praticers’ level: Beginner,/ Intermediate / Confirmed
Kew Tea
Tea Kew started fencing nine years ago with Cambridge HEMA, and quickly began to teach longsword at the club. Since then, Tea has taught workshops and classes at events across the world, including Fightcamp, HEMAC Dijon, Longpoint and Festival of the Sword. Their primary areas of practice are early Liechtenauer longsword fencing; refereeing and referee training; and helping HEMA instructors improve their coaching skills. Currently Tea coaches in London at New Cross Historical Fencing.
Five coaching tips
This workshop is for new instructors; experienced instructors who want some other perspectives; and for individual students who want some notes on how to be a good practice partner and improve their own skills faster. We’ll look at several simple ways to level up your teaching and practice them with some drills and sparring games.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Mask, sparring gloves, fencing jacket, and a safe fencing longsword. You can bring another type of weapon (e.g. rapier, sabre) if you can find another attendee who will use a suitable matching weapon to do the exercises.
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Mock Jordan
Jordan has been studying martial arts and forms of swordsmanship for most of his life starting with kendo and sport fencing in school, through re-enactment until he discovered HEMA. His interests are in the older medieval weapons such as arming sword, longsword, messer through to renaissance sidesword. Though he studies and teaches various fencing treatises, his first and true love is Fiore de Liberi. He’s coached both students and other instructors in Fiore’s system so that they can apply it to their own fencing. He opened the Academy of Steel in 2018 and it has rapidly become the largest HEMA school in Wales.
Turn Baby Turn – Fiore’s three turnings
This Workshop is on Fiore dei Liberi’s three turnings and how they fit contextually into his system. I will compare these actions to contemporary and modern martial arts and how they can be used to steal distance, upset an opponent’s timing, disrupt an opponent’s balance and effectively execute some of Fiore’s more complex plays such as the Tor di Spada.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : longsword & mask are required, additional gear optional
praticers’ level: Beginner / Intermediate
Enzi Martin
Martin Enzi first got in touch with martial arts by practicing classical boxing, but finally found his passion when he switched to HEMA in 2001 to train longsword, wrestling and dagger. 2003 he got his hands on the first draft of the transcription of Johannes Leckuechners “Kunst des Messerfechtens”, while work was still in progress. This gave him the possibility to be one of the first persons to dig into this manuscript.
Instantly fascinated while reading the first pages of the manuscript, this was when his fascination with and passion for Messer started. After intense studies and training, he started as a trainer for longsword, Messer, and eventually also for the so-called “peasant weapons” and spear. 2006 he took part in the transcription of parts of Paulus Hector Mair’s manuscript (scythe, sickle and flail) for the Higgins Armory Museum, which will be published by Jeffrey L. Forgeng. Even though training in Liechtenauer school of longsword and the peasant weapons from PHM has always been close to his heart, his main focus and deep passion lies with the Messer according to cgm582, taking also into account other Messer-related sources like Talhofer, Codex Wallerstein, Pauernfeindt, or Falkner. After teaching for 19 years now at international events and martial arts gatherings, Martin Enzi was honored to be the first European HEMA-teacher to get an invitation to Tokyo, where he held a masterclass in Messer fencing – in fact, the first Messer class to be taught in Japan.. He was also asked to contribute 4 articles to the book series “Meditations on HEMA”, and writes articles in magazines and does surveys about finds and originals in museums. Apart from HEMA, Enzi has practiced stage fighting for 22 years and he also coaches and trains actors and stuntmen and works as a fight choreographer for movies, theatre and TV production.
Cutting throats and 
In every manuscript there is al lot of talk about the Strike/blow or the thrust. A lot of training time is spent on doing this with various techniques and version. But there is also one thing in our toolbox that is mentioned but often overseen and even less trained – the cut. So we will try to talk about efficiency goals of cuts, in techniques or were to add them whilst withdrawing, or as a finisher.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : A Messer (please maintain the edge of your weapons, so that there are no sharp dents or ridges at the edges of the blade). You also can tape the edge to make it smoother. Furthermore something to protect the wrist without being a glove, a piece of cloth or a scarf around the neck, a mask and if you want to wear no mask, safety-/ fencing goggles are advised. 
praticers’ level: Beginner / Intermediate/ Confirmed
Halpin Christopher
Chris happened into HEMA via Japanese and Filipino martial arts and has been an addict ever since. He has been running the York School of Defence since 2013 and teaches classes regularly on catch wrestling, classical pugilism, basket-hilted sword, and English longsword, alongside kunst des fechtens and modern self defence, and he has had the privilege of teaching professionally as his day job since 2018.
Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling – “The Pinisher”
This class will look at some aspects unique to catch wrestling, namely combining a pin and a submission at the same time in order to increase your chances of securing a victory either by pin, submission or the abject humiliation of your opponent. This class requires no previous grappling experience, but you will need a willingness to roll around on the ground and try some throws, takedowns and submissions.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Groin protection is recommended for those who require it.
praticers’ level: Beginner / Intermediate/ Confirmed
Ireland Lauren
Lauren fell in love with Victorian and Edwardian Antagonistics more than a decade ago when she was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes Book of Self-Defence and realised that by following the instructions, she could throw someone twice her size clear over her shoulder. Since then, her passion for the subject has grown and expanded to include studying sources from both men and women of the period from all over the world. Her training is aided by her dedication to a variety of other HEMA disciplines, especially Messer sources of the 15th and 16th centuries as well as wrestling from any era possible.
Fight Like a Suffragette
Although no officially sanctioned military units were used during Women’s Suffrage, quite the opposite in fact, these brave women were still part of a war. A war for equality and the right to vote. As peaceful petitioning was not helping their cause quickly enough, some women decided they had to resort to more drastic measures. The women of the WSPU (a.k.a. the Suffragettes) became an army to ensure their voices were heard and to protect themselves from those wishing to silence them. In this workshop we’ll be looking at some of the tools and improvised weapons they utilised, as well as some of the unarmed techniques they used to ensure they were safe to fight another day until their job was done.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Groin protection for those who need it. Fencing masks recommended.
praticers’ level: Beginner / Intermediate
Norwood Jake
Jake Norwood fences, cuts, wears armor, organizes events too big for his own good, was a founding member of the HEMA Alliance and is responsible for at least 2 things you love about HEMA and 3 that you hate. Sometimes he pretends he retired, but just so people leave him alone. He loves Liechtenauer, the Messer, Harnischfechten, Gemeines Fechten, and reading old books.
Armored Fencing for Lichtenauerists without Armor
Learn the fundamentals of armored fencing in the Liechtenauer Tradition, focusing on applying Liechtenauer’s principles. This workshop is targeted at people without armor who want to explore this part of the art, or people with armor trying to make the leap into a different form of fencing.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Longsword, fencing mask and protective gear. If you have armor, gauntlets, or a helmet, that’s great too. Poleaxes and spears might be a plus.
praticers’ level:  Intermediate/ Confirmed
Sharp Swords and Cutting With Them
Get hands-on training on how to effectively cut with a sharp sword, including correct form and technique, how to practice without a target, and how to use a target to calibrate your performance.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Sharp swords—bring your own or use one of mine.
praticers’ level:  Beginner,/ Intermediate/ Confirmed
Martinez Gilles
Historien mĂ©diĂ©viste spĂ©cialisĂ© dans la redĂ©couverte des gestes martiaux, Gilles Martinez a rĂ©cemment soutenu une thĂšse de doctorat Ă  l’UniversitĂ© Paul-ValĂ©ry Montpellier, intitulĂ©e Des gestes pour combattre. Recherches et expĂ©rimentations sur le combat chevaleresque Ă  l’époque fĂ©odale : l’exemple du Roman de JaufrĂ© (Paris, BnF, ms. fr. 2164). Actuellement, il associe une activitĂ© de chercheur Ă  celle d’enseignant Ă  l’UniversitĂ© de NĂźmes, de pratiquant et d’instructeur professionnel de combat mĂ©diĂ©val (depuis prĂšs de 20 ans), ainsi que de mĂ©diateur culturel.
Jeu long (zogho largo) chez Fiore dei Liberi (épée à deux mains)
Cet atelier proposera un travail de prise de décision autour de quelques piÚces du jeu long chez Fiore dei Liberi, en particulier sur le 1er jeu à la mi-épée (meza spada) et le coup aux jambes.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Epée à deux mains, masques, gants et protÚge-tibias. La veste est optionnelle.
praticers’ level:  Beginner,/ Intermediate/ Confirmed
Calonne Aurélien
AurĂ©lien a commencĂ© la pratique des AMHE (Arts Martiaux Historiques EuropĂ©ens) en 2010 aprĂšs quelques annĂ©es d’escrime artistique. Son intĂ©rĂȘt principal est tradition bolonaise qu’il essaye de diffuser le plus largement possible que ce soit Ă  travers les traductions des traitĂ©s de celle-ci, par des ateliers sur les diffĂ©rents stages AMHE ou encore par des articles sur son site Il est aussi instructeur dans l’association Nimico, basĂ©e sur Lille, oĂč il enseigne l’escrime bolonaise dans les diverses armes de la tradition : Ă©pĂ©e bocle, Ă©pĂ©e Ă  deux mains, Ă©pĂ©e dague et armes d’hast
Provocations Ă  l’Ă©pĂ©e dague
L’atelier prĂ©sentera un Ă©ventails de provocation Ă  l’Ă©pĂ©e dague en se basant le traitĂ© bolonais de Dall’Agocchie, et les intĂ©grera dans divers jeux pour apprĂ©hender leurs cĂŽtĂ©s tactiques
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : épée de cÎté, dague, masque
praticers’ level:  Intermediate
Loiseau Catherine
Catherine a commencĂ© la pratique des AMHE en 2010 aprĂšs quelques annĂ©es d’escrime artistique. Son intĂ©rĂȘt principal est la tradition bolonaise qu’elle pratique et enseigne avec son mari au sein de l’association Nimico
Combattre en position de faiblesse
On a tous connu ce moment oĂč on est face Ă  un adversaire plus fort que soit, plus expĂ©rimentĂ© ou juste plus bourrin. En utilisant des principes et des techniques issus de l’Ă©cole bolonaise, je vous apprend comment combattre dans une position de faiblesse.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Gant, masque, plastron
praticers’ level:  Beginner
Richards Colin
Instructor: 65 Year old Englishman with 41 years of fighting with metal weapons, 39 years experience as an instructor. Currently researching Liechtenauer Longsword, Fiore, I.33 Sword and buckler, Langesmesse, Dusack, Medieval Dagger. Wide range of knowledge in other weapon systems especially Viking era weaponry.
Destroying the Zwerchau with 8 easy Techniques from the old treatises.
We go through all the techniques that are found in the old treatises that render the Zwerchau attack impotent. Each technique is broken down into easy to follow steps so that you can execute them quickly and with minimum exertion. After this workshop the Zwerchau will cease to be difficult to counter. Participants should be reasonable at footwork, forming Ochs guard, cutting into longpoint and in using Kron or the crown guard.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Mask, gloves and arm guards would be advised. Longsword in metal or synthetic material, bring an open mind as well.
praticers’ level:  Beginner,/ Intermediate/ Confirmed
Winding Magic: How to wind for maximum effect.
We will go through all the important aspects of successful winding, including the counter. We will explore how to feel, measure and direct pressure to increase the control of the winding process. We will look at all the 24 winds and why there are so many.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Mask, gloves and arm guards would be advised. Longsword in metal or synthetic material, bring an open mind as well.
praticers’ level:  Beginner,/ Intermediate/ Confirmed
Waldmann Szabolcs
Born in 1979, Founding member of Ars Ensis and the Hungarian Federation, a HEMAC member since 2005. Has been teaching in Mallorca, Swordfish, Dijon, Dreynevent and the Summer Camp, has won Gold at Swordfish in 2013. Science Fiction writer, Hema trainer, rough collie enthusiast.
Vier Versetzen in MS3227a
This is a Lichtenawer longsword workshop about the vier vesetzen in the MS3227 and folow-up techniques.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Any longsword
praticers’ level:  Beginner,/ Intermediate
Master Strikes in MS3227a
This is a Lichtenawer longsword workshop about the masterstrikes in the MS3227 and folow-up techniques.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Any longsword
praticers’ level:  Beginner,
Poinsel Monfort Chloé
J’ai dĂ©butĂ© les AMHE fin 2008 au sein de l’association De Taille et d’Estoc. J’y ai dĂ©couvert plusieurs disciplines dont la lutte de Fiore et de Ott. C’est en 2012, en accompagnant Vivien dans l’étude et la redĂ©couverte de la lutte française du XIXe siĂšcle et en donnant des ateliers en France (Dijon, IDF, Toulouse
) et en Europe (Fightcamp, Noble Science) que j’ai vraiment dĂ©veloppĂ© le goĂ»t pour cette discipline.
Le plaisir de goûter au tapis
Mon atelier sera concentrĂ© sur les techniques au sol dans la lutte française du XIXe siĂšcle, issues principalement des traitĂ©s de FĂ©nelon, Paul Pons et François le Bordelais. Lorsque l’on commence la lutte, il peut y avoir beaucoup d’apprĂ©hension. C’est pourquoi, je souhaite proposer uniquement des techniques au sol, pour aider Ă  prendre confiance et Ă  prendre du plaisir.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Coquille fortement recommandĂ©e. Éventuellement protĂšge- dents.
praticers’ level:  Beginner,
Bréard Jeanne
Je suis Jeanne, tombĂ©e dans les AMHE en 2008 chez De Taille et d’Estoc, je pratique la dague, l’Ă©pĂ©e longue, la rapiĂšre et depuis peu l’Ă©pĂ©e bocle au sein de la ConfrĂ©rie de la Corneille Ă  Rennes. PassionnĂ©e par la transmission et la pĂ©dagogie qui sont au cƓur de ma vie professionnelle, je me plais Ă  utiliser la dague de Fiore comme un outil au service de la comprĂ©hension de grands fondamentaux, de la sensibilisation au travail de la source ou de l’expĂ©rimentation de principes biomĂ©caniques. Je vous propose un atelier en partenariat avec LĂ©o, ami et cobaye lors de mes premiĂšres armes en tant qu’instructrice, LĂ©o pratique les AMHE depuis 2011 et enseigne la dague au REGHT Ă  Lille chaque semaine. Son approche permet une pratique de la dague dynamique, voire musclĂ©e, qui, alliĂ©e Ă  ma recherche de souplesse et de fluiditĂ©, est parfaitement complĂ©mentaire Ă  la mienne.
“L’assaut libre Ă  la dague sans se blesser : c’est possible !”
“Ils en viennent Ă  la dague, Dieu leur vienne en aide.” Hans Talhoffer par cette citation ne nous encourage que modĂ©rĂ©ment Ă  nous lancer dans un assaut libre Ă  la dague dans notre contexte de pratique moderne.
Face Ă  l’importance que Fiore donne aux techniques destinĂ©es Ă  “briser les bras”, comme il le dit lui mĂȘme, il serait tentant de se limiter Ă  une simple Ă©tude technique des piĂšces, en totale coopĂ©ration, sans opposition. Pourtant, la dague est une discipline riche et un formidable outil pĂ©dagogique qui, dans un contexte sĂ©curisĂ©, peut permettre une expression libre de techniques simples et variĂ©es faisant appel Ă  des fondamentaux du combat Ă  mains nues : souplesse, structure, mouvement. Au travers de nos approches complĂ©mentaires, en passant par un travail des fondamentaux citĂ©s ci-dessus et une approche technique de la dague telle que prĂ©sentĂ©e dans les manuscrits de Fiore dei Liberi, nous vous amĂšnerons progressivement Ă  Ă©changer avec un.e partenaire en contexte d’opposition en sĂ©curitĂ© et, idĂ©alement, avec technicitĂ©.
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Masque et simulateur de dague
praticers’ level:  Intermediate
Schrattenecker Julian
My name is Julian Schrattenecker and I have been an active historical fencer for more than 10 years. The main focus of my fencing studies is the style of the early 17th century of Salvatore Fabris and the german fencing masters who followed in his footsteps. The interpretation work of Fabris’ I am doing in cooperation with Florian. In 2014 we decided to produce our own fencing swords based on original antiques to deepen our understanding in rapier fencing further. We took detailed measurements of swords from private collections and museums, such as the “Hofjagd- und RĂŒstkammer”. Also, we were not satisfied to improve our understanding of fencing by acquiring techniques from fencing books and producing our own sword. So, we also decided to transcribe different manuscripts about fencing of the 16th and 17th century, such as HS381 from the Palais Liechtenstein, and publicise our transcriptions for the historical fencing community.
Salvator Fabris’ Proceeding with Resolution
Salvator Fabris introduced a brand new concept in fencing: walking
towards the opponent with resolution and without stopping. In our workshop we will explainthe theory behind it and go through some of his rules to illustrate the
Minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Rapier, Mask, Jacket, Gloves
praticers’ level:  Intermediate/ Confirmed
Jaquet Daniel
Daniel is a historian, focused on the study of European martial arts. He currently works at the Laboratory of Experimental Museology (EPFL, Lausanne), where he manages research projects, but he’s also affiliated with the University of Bern at the History Institute. While he owns a steel pyjama, he nowadays spend more time with his dussack or single sword. He’s the chief editor of Acta Periodica Duellatorum, honorary president of IFHEMA and a passionate HEMA practitioner exploring fun stuff.
Get fit with Swedish gymnastic: general warm-up and more
Open warm-up according to Ling’s method (Swedish Gymnastics), based on the take of Tanner (Physical culture for men, women and children, London: 1894). You’ll enjoy a swift and gentle warm up, and maybe take home some warm-up routine for yourself.
Take good care of your opponent. Massage techniques according to Ling’s method (Swedish gymnastics)
Massage techniques and relaxing exercises in order to take good care of your sparring partner(s), according to the Swedish gymnastic method. Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839) is a pioneer of physical culture in Sweden, which later will become global as “Swedish gymnastic”. He is also credited as the father of Swedish massage. You’ll enjoy a good mix of exercises and simple massage techniques to relax and take care of your body after intense physical exercise.
nimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : none
praticers’ level:  Beginner/Intermediate/ Confirmed
Vucajnk Roman
Roman Vučajnk (1977) has been involved with HEMA since the early 2000s. At first he focused on mediaeval German martial heritage; now he is more attracted to styles of urban combat of the 16th and 17th centuries. The legacy of Joachim Meyer is of a particular interest to him, and he is pleased to see quality output by an increasing number of Meyerists taking root.
He teaches at Academia artis dimicatoriae (Slovenia) and has had the privilege of teaching and sharing at a number of workshops and events throughout Europe. Roman is a member of HEMAC and an honorary member of De Taille et d’Estoc and Asociación para el Estudio y Desarrollo de las Artes Marciales Europeas.
A Sword By Your Side
They say that sword is a weapon of a more civilized age. Perhaps. But there was an age when civilians carried swords at their side for an everyday occasion. Things gave rise to occasions when swords were drawn and used. Our workshop shall explore how “sideswords” were used according to different historical sources. We shall go through a few solo-perspectives and work in pairs.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Sidesword/ one-handed sword (leather, wood, nylon) Mask, gloves, basic protection
praticers’ level:  Beginner/Intermediate/ Confirmed
Ala Adrien
Ala a commencĂ© les AMHE il y a 5 ans par l’épĂ©e longue liechtenauerien.
atelier sur la thématique du Umschlagen tel que décrit dans la tradition de Liechtenauer. Je partirai du texte des glossateurs de Liechtenauer pour ensuite exposer les maniÚres dont je le travaille dans un contexte compétitif, avec une forte exigence en placement, temps et posture.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : ÉpĂ©e longue, gants, masque
praticers’ level:  Beginner/Intermediate/ Confirmed
Peltoniemi Arttu
Has practised the use of shields and spears in different forms for 15 years. Dancer and instructor (BA of dance and pedagogy). Worked at the National Opera of Finland as a stage fighter and dancer. Balances between being a father of a toddler and running a folk-dancing company. Thankfully trepak gives you an excellent sense of balance.
Spear and Center-grip Shield workshop – According to the latest archaeological research
Drills with spear and shield for the over-arm grip. We will show how historically accurate spears and shields would behave, and what kind of weapon actions this implies. The focus will be on playing with the different distances while creating threats with the spear and binding the opponent’s shield with yours. After the workshop, there will be light sparring and we invite everybody to test out and compare different spear use interpretations in a small-scale movement laboratory. Location – inside or outside. Size – 10-20 ppl.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : fencing mask, neck protector, light glove for the shield hand,
praticers’ level:  Intermediate/ Confirmed
Takala Joeli
Has practised Fiore and LeckĂŒchner for 18 years. He did not discover or invent the wondrous secrets of this art (known only by very few men in this world), but rather travelled through many lands and searched for the true and correct art for the sake of experiencing and knowing it. He learned these skills from many German and Italian masters and their senior students. Wrestling instructor. Worked at the National Opera of Finland as a stage fighter. In his free time, is a stressed father of small children and escapes them in his office at the National Library of Finland.
Long distance wresting of Baumann’s fight-book
Wresting at a long distance and wrestling with different weapon contexts seems to be hard to do. Worry not, Baumann’s fight book has the twirch you are looking for. A repertoire of follow-ups from grabbing your opponent’s right hand
– Drills for bringing new techniques into your toolbox
– Wrestle at the long distance like 1470s never went away!
– PSA: Somebody might bring up messer as a context for usage
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : none
praticers’ level:  Intermediate/ Confirmed
Meijer Iris
Iris Meijer (25) is a member of the HEMA showfighting group Bataille. With a background in theater and creative writing, she soon started to specialise in stage combat techniques when she joined Bataille in 2018. She now provides most of Batailles internal training and external workshops on showfighting. Besides that, she is one of the main directors and writers of the Bataille live shows.
From HEMA to showfighting
Stage combat is all about creating the illusion of violence in front of a live audience and being able to keep yourself and your partner safe. In this workshop we will explore how to add a layer of realism to staged fights, by using the actual HEMA techniques in combination with showfighting elements. We will be covering various armed and unarmed stage combat techniques. You will learn to throw and take a good punch; and of course more spectacular techniques like hair pulls and choking will be covered during this workshop.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : A mask, light gloves and a sword
praticers’ level: Beginner/ Intermediate/ Confirmed
CONAN Benjamin
Escrimeur touche-Ă -tout, je pratique, j’Ă©tudie et j’enseigne les Arts Martiaux Historiques EuropĂ©ens au CELACAMTHE Ă  Annecy, en Haute-Savoie. J’ai dĂ©butĂ© ce voyage Ă  De Taille et d’Estoc Ă  Dijon en 2007, puis, j’ai rejoint diffĂ©rents clubs – Ă  Belfort, Strasbourg, MontrĂ©al (Arte Dimicatoria), Sherbrooke (LAMHES) et Nice (Medieval Combat). Je suis Ă©galement actif au CA de la FFAMHE, que je reprĂ©sente Ă  l’IFHEMA. FascinĂ© par l’interdisciplinaritĂ© intrinsĂšque Ă  la pratique des AMHE, je m’intĂ©resse Ă  toutes leurs facettes – de la recherche Ă  l’entraĂźnement physique, de l’interprĂ©tation du geste Ă  l’Ă©tude de son contexte d’application, ainsi que tous les aspects de la vie sportive et associative qui les accompagnent. Je partage librement la traduction en français de sources primaires issues de diffĂ©rentes traditions (Fiore dei Liberi, JG. Paschen, G. Briccio, G.dall’Agocchie, H.Medl etc.) afin d’en faciliter l’accĂšs et de promouvoir leur usage. Je diffuse Ă©galement mes travaux lors de diffĂ©rents stages sous la forme d’ateliers ou de confĂ©rences, et je contribue au tissu associatif par l’organisation de l’Ă©vĂšnement Marquisattack.
Les 7 positions et leur ouvrage – Les leçons du Hans Medl Fechtbuch.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : L’atelier nĂ©cessite un simulateur d’Ă©pĂ©e longue, un masque, des gants, et un peu de curiositĂ© pour les sources d’arts martiaux germaniques.
praticers’ level: Intermediate
San Miguel Pedro
Pedro San Miguel has been fencing since 2013, and is currently an instructor with Schola Gladiatoria. He focuses on 19th-century sabre and foil, with his main sources of study including the works of John Musgrave Waite, Captain Alfred Hutton, Louis Rondelle, George Chapman, and Camille Prevost, while also having a keen interest in Italian authors such as Luigi Barbasetti and Masaniello Parise, among others. Pedro also trains longsword according to Fiore dei Liberi, and is a senior student with The Renaissance Sword Club, where he studies rapier & dagger. Pedro is currently ranked #1 in sabre in the UK. He teaches at two branches of Schola Gladiatoria, runs private lessons in sabre and foil, and teaches internationally.
Beyond The Riposte
The ability to parry and riposte confidently is a strong foundation upon which to build your sabre play. But what do you do if your opponent is counter-riposting all of your ripostes with ease? You could stay in the riposte, counter-riposte loop, and hope they mess up first, or you could quit while you’re ahead and interrupt the riposte rally with something else.
In this workshop we will look at drills and exercises that will first help you build a reliable parry-riposte game, and then we will work on techniques and strategies to safely break out of any riposte rally. These will include compound actions, time attacks, actions on the blade, closing, and other methods of interruption, taken from a variety of 19th-century sabre and foil sources.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Participants will need a fencing mask and jacket, and a sabre, though any similarly sized single-handed sword will do in a pinch.
praticers’ level: Intermediate/ Confirmed
Alves Vasco
I’ve practiced Western and Oriental martials arts for several years and I’ve focused HEMA for the past 8 years
Martial footwork – a multidiciplanary appproach
An aproximation of oriental and western martial arts footwork to the Historical European Martials
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Longsword, gloves, jacket and mask
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Tardio Gabriel
Longsword Enjoyer since 2005, Gabriel is an instructor and a competitor specialized in German Longsword. He’s also known as French Hema Boy on Youtube, or “The Yellow copter” by his friends or sparring partners.
From Basic to Finesse in German Longsword
Together, we will go indeep the German Longsword system, starting from the now well known Meisterhaw. For each of them, we will remember the basic exécution, then, we will unfoild them.
We will rely a lot on Hangen principe, Winden, and all minimal move we can do in Arbeit.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Minimum : Mask, Gloves, Longsword. To go further: Chest protector, Jacket.
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Velasco Pedro
He is currently the director and principal instructor of the Sala de armas Pedro del Monte in Granada / Spain. His main interest is focused on the study of the Ars PalestrinĂŠ – Palestrian Arts -, disciplines that within the HEMA – Historical European Martial Arts – put martial practice before sports, working on a panoply of weapons that is articulated in the same theoretical corpus. The sources of documentation of him are found mainly in late-medieval and Renaissance treatises, focusing the current investigation of him on Iberian and Italian authors. To interpret and put into practice the concepts studied in historical treatises, he uses experimental archeology through material culture, in addition to his experience in other martial arts and contact sports, for the execution of biomechanical concepts. In parallel, he is dedicated to historical dissemination by writing articles in magazines specialized in history and martial arts, as well as holding conferences in museums and other cultural institutions. He began his practice in martial arts in 1983.Since then and until 2006 he has practiced different disciplines among which are the following.
– Taekwondo – 8 years
– Full Contact – 5 years
– Jujutsu – 5 years
– Iaido – 2 years
From 2006 to the present day he has devoted himself exclusively to the study of the Ars PalestrinĂŠ.
The two-handed sword according to Pedro Monte
Pedro Monte in his work “Pietro Montii exercitiorum atque artis militaris collectanea in tres libros distincta” – which we will call Collectanea from now on – shows us, in a general way, a large number of subjects that, directly or collaterally, will benefit the reader in the performance of the war art. There are a number of direct references in the training of various weapons, including the two-handed sword. In this seminar, we will focus on the use of this weapon, through the practical application of the advice given in the Collectanea, through a series of exercises in which we will develop the concepts that underlie them. Also, we will execute some of the “levadas” that Monte describes in his book. Said levadas were exercises similar to flourishes carried out in other schools, intended to improve the practitioner’s physical condition, in addition to providing him with ease with the weapon in question and facilitating the internalization of different offensive and defensive concepts.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Longsword or two-handed sword – they can be in their version of blunt sword or federschwert – mask, jacket and light or medium gloves.
praticers’ level: Intermediate
Hispanic wrestling according to Pedro Monte
Wrestling is perhaps the discipline that receives the most attention in the publications of the Italian Maestro Pedro Monte.
In his writings, he shows us the particular way that Hispanics have to fight, using complex footwork to carry out techniques called “mañas”, with which they support a whole way of understanding movement in combat, transition of balances and disposition of the plants. All this is of vital importance, since it forms the basis of his subsequent work with weapons.
In this workshop, we will work on some applications of the mañas that Monte describes to us, such as the torno, the sacaliña, the traspié or the descaderada. And how to ultimately apply them to sword work.
minimum/Recommended/Ideal gear : Comfortable clothing and special care with the length of fingernails and toenails. We will work barefoot on a tatami or other soft surface.
praticers’ level: Beginner

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