True Edge Academy is part of a growing community dedicated to reconstructing the European martial arts of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and later. Using historical fighting manuals and authentic training weapons, True Edge is rediscovering these lost arts of sword fighting.
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts. This broad umbrella spans a period between ca. 1300-1800, and is rooted in the written and illustrated teachings of various masters from many European nations. The traditions within that umbrella weave a rich tapestry of weapon-sets and contexts. You can be a part of bringing these arts back to life.
We believe strongly in equality and inclusivity, and we welcome anyone from any background or nationality to join the club. Height, weight, gender, or ethnicity, are not barriers to participation in this art.