Well worth bookmarking and keeping handy, Wiktenauer is an online library of period book and manuscripts dealing with Historic European Martial Arts, many of them translated into english, and all of them free. Of particular relevance to the material we teach at Medieval Combat Group are the anonymous longsword gloss in the Codex Doebringer (MS 3227a), Ringeck gloss on unarmoured longsword fencing, and Leckuchner’s manual on the messer.
HROARR contains a wealth of information on a variety of HEMA related topics, from articles and research on a range of topics, to news, announcements, events, manuals, and much more.
Associations and Groups
The umbrella organisation for the study of HEMA on the island of Ireland.
Academy of Historical Arts (AHA)
Another umbrella organisation, based in Scotland, to promote the study of history through the medium of the historical, martial and creative arts.
British Federation of Historical Swordplay (BHFS)
The British Federation for Historical Swordplay is a national, independent umbrella group for all individual UK societies involved in the research, study and practice of historical fencing and the European martial arts.
Historic European Marial Arts Coalition (HEMAC)
The Historical European Martial Arts Coalition (HEMAC) is a collection of martial artists and researchers in Europe, and is dedicated to the study, reconstruction, practice and promotion of traditional European fighting arts, based on the study of surviving technical sources (treatises and manuals).
The HEMA Alliance (HEMAA) is a service organization for the Historical European Martial Arts community. It is incorporated as an educational non-profit in order to provide a wide range of services from a stable core whose educational mission is legally bound by open bylaws and democracy.
Other HEMA Clubs in Ireland
Cork Blademasters is a Historical Fencing group based in Cork, Ireland.
Swords of the West
Swords of the West is a Historical Fencing group based in Galway, Ireland.
Goat’s Head Historical Fencing
Goat’s Head Historical Fencing is a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts Club) based in the South East of Ireland.
Leitrim Longswords is an Historical European Martial Arts club (HEMA) who specialize in the German Longsword tradition but dabble in other arts as well.
West Cork Swordfighting Club
This is a Historical European Martial Arts focusing on sword & buckler,longsword and other medieval weapons as well as fitness training.
Irish School of Historical Combat, Galway
The Irish School of Historical Combat is a martial arts club specialising in Historical European combat and self defence.
A Dublin based Historical Martial Arts Club focusing on German Longsword, Sword & Buckler and Staff, amongst other weapons.