BirminghamHEMAClubwasfoundedtoexploreandrediscoverthe martialartstechniquesandtreatiesoftheweapons-mastersofmedieval andrenaissanceEurope.WespecialiseintheworksofItalianfightmaster FioreDeiLiberi,thoughoftenemploymethodsandtechniqueslearned from the German-derived systems to develop a more rounded technique.
WHO ARE WE?
BirminghamHEMAClubwasfoundedandrunbyfencersandhistorical weapon enthusiasts Raphael Aldis, Jon Buckeridge and Khelan Patel.
RAPH ALDIS - Instructor
JON BUCKERIDGE - Instructor
KHELAN PATEL - Instructor
‘FOUNDERS OF THE CLUB’Jon Buckeridge (left), Khelan Pattel (Centre), Raph Aldis (right)
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Raph has always had a passion for historic weapons combat. He is a full-time professional fencing coach, theatre and film fight director and HEMA enthusiast.Introduced to medieval and renaissance weaponry from performance combat, Raph began researching European Martial Arts in 2004. His primary focus is weapons and manuscripts from the medieval period.
As an actor, Jon found his way into HEMA from performance combat training. To improve his choreography skills he began studying historical fight manuscripts and became instantly hooked.Jon specialises in longsword, but also enjoys sword & buckler and dussack. Working from both Italian and German schools of swordplay, Jon has become a versatile and knowledgeable instructor.
Khelan is a modern sport fencing coach with over 7-years of competitive experience. He was introduced to HEMA two-years ago focusing mainly on the longsword from the Italian School.In addition to his coaching, Khelan is also a qualified and experienced fencing referee and has presided at various competitive events around the West Midlands region.
Moseley School Fitness CentreSpringfield RoadMoseleyBirminghamB13 9NPWEDNESDAY EVENINGS7.30 - 9.30pmMinimum age for all training is 18+ years