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Matt Easton
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Western Martial Arts

Postby Matt Easton » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:20 pm

AKA Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)
Hi all - I see most of you here are into Asian martial arts, but I thought some of you may like a bit more info about European martial arts (known as WMA or HEMA). Many of us involved in HEMA are also involved, or have previously been, in Asian martial arts. Some of us also cross-train with Asian martial artists.
I run a group in London, with three chapters, called Schola Gladiatoria: http://www.fioredeiliberi.org
We are part of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay, which covers European martial arts groups across the UK: http://www.bfhs.org
I am also a member of the Historical European Martial Arts Coalition, which includes individual researchers and practitioners from across Europe: http://www.hemac.org
From these sites, and the links page on my own site, you can find groups all over the UK and Europe, if you are interested in looking into European martial arts. Also feel free to visit our forum if you have any questions or want to find training partners or a group in your area: http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB2/

Regards,
Matt
Schola Gladiatoria

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Postby cybernex » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:44 pm

I know of the Honorable souls down at http://www.bfhs.org as they were the ones who stood up to the Government at the begining of the "Samuari Sword" (Oh how i hate those 2 words together) ban consoltation and wrote that paper against the ban, but i've never really herd of the rest.

Don't be put off though as there are still quite a few of us here who are into Historical European Martial Arts, You've just got to take the time to look around a bit more and find out who's who and who's into what.
"I Belong To The Warrior Whom The Old Ways Have Joined With The New."

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Postby Matt Easton » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:43 pm

The BFHS is an umbrella organisation, a federation of groups, of which my group and many others are part. We have all signed the petitions, written to MP's etc - most of us find this ban, in the face of overwhelming opposition, a complete outrage. I will leave that topic there though, as I see there are plenty of other threads rightly devoted to it.
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Matt
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Postby cybernex » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:32 pm

Myself and a few others passed round your BFHS response to the consoltation to as many collectors and trusted dealers as we could and almost everyone here signed the E-Petition, I have to say for a non-Japanese orentated group you guys were amazing in the consoltation stage and i seriously take my hat off to you for not being an arrogant members only club like the BKA were in this matter.
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