Find HEMA Clubs Near You

Training and researching with like-minded people is invaluable to your growth as a fencer and an artist. You won't just find clubs or schools here, but even just people near you who want to learn the traditions. 

Visit the club finder

A HEMA Alliance Project

The HEMA Alliance offers multiple places to have discussions on all sorts of European martial arts.

Discuss the finer points of Fiore or Dobringer or what fencing gear is recommended. It's all up to you.

HEMA Alliance Facebook Discussion Group

Our facebook community is also extremely active.

Read tips on gear or learn about the latest happenings in HEMA

Meet new people on our facebook group

Instructor Certification

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Instructor certification is not just a valuable tool to let your students know that you are a legitimate teacher of western martial arts, but it also allows you to partake in the shared, collective learning of our curriculum council and high standards to become a more effective instructor. 

Learn How to become a HEMAA Certified Instructor


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Wiktenauer is the largest library of historical european martial arts manuscripts and books in the world.

The entire repository is free to the public.

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Event Support

The HEMAA provides North American events with funds and services. 

For more information on what the HEMAA provides to events, click here.


The HEMAA partners with the top vendors in HEMA to provide our members with discounts

Interested in getting these discounts? Become a member today!

  • Purpleheart Armoury is the largest HEMA equipment provider in the U.S.

    Visit Purpleheart Armoury
  • Southcoast Swords has everything you need to get started in HEMA, from jackets to synthetic weapons

    Visit South Coast Swords
  • SGT Blades is one of the finest makers of steel training weapons in North America, from longsword feders to sabre trainers.

    Visit SGT Blades on Facebook
  • Gajardoni makes some of the finest historical fencing products in the world today. They provide discounts on their incredible masks to HEMAA members.

    Visit Gajardoni

Are you a vendor? If you're interested in the partnership program, please email