School of Historical Fencing

Welcome to the School of Historical Fencing.

We teach primarily according to the Italian traditions of Knightly Combat, Bolognese Fencing, and 17thC Rapier. We are located in Melbourne, Australia.

Historical Fencing, also known as HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) and as WMA (Western Martial Arts), is an umbrella term covering the art of combat with weapons informed by historical, usually European, practice. Depending upon the specific style being studied it can include wrestling, grappling, kicking and punching arts as well.

Learn more about the school on our website.