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.
We primarily study and practice the Liechtenauer, or the German tradition of the longsword. Other weapons of study include Sword and Buckler, Dussack, Messer, Rapier, Grappling, Polearms, and more.We all want to support our favorite team.
Learning to read, study, and interpret the historic manuals and treatises is critical to the success of every student. Our interpretations are at the forefront of the HEMA community and our instructors teach workshops at events throughout the Western US.
Our instructors and students include multiple medalists with years of experience and a proven pedagogical approach.
Have a question about our HEMA club? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
4540 Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah 84117, United States
Your support and contributions will allow us to make gear purchases, hold local events, and provide practice space. True Edge is a non-profit organization. Volunteers make HEMA happen.