A BOUT US
BIRMINGHAM HEMA CLUB
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C WHERE & WHEN BIRMINGHAM HEMA CLUB WHERE & WHEN
Quantum Exhibition Centre 77 Upper Trinity Street Digbeth Birmingham B9 4EG WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7.30 - 9.30pm Minimum age for all training is 18+ years
Birmingham    HEMA    Club    was    founded    to    explore    and    rediscover    the martial   arts   techniques   and   treaties   of   the   weapons-masters   of   medieval and   renaissance   Europe.      We   specialise   in   the   works   of   Italian   fight   master Fiore   Dei   Liberi,   though   often   employ   methods   and   techniques   learned from the German-derived systems to develop a more rounded technique.
W HO ARE WE?
Birmingham   HEMA   Club   was   founded   and   run   by   fencers   and   historical weapon enthusiasts Raphael Aldis, Jon Buckeridge and Khelan Patel.
R APH  A LDIS  - Instructor
J ON  B UCKERIDGE  - Instructor
K HELAN  P ATEL  - Instructor
‘FOUNDERS OF THE CLUB’ Jon Buckeridge (left), Khelan Pattel (Centre), Raph Aldis (right)
For further information: info@birminghamhemaclub.co.uk
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.