Our pledge to you


all are welcome at dhfa

One of the oldest manuscripts in the world (1320's )features a priest teaching a student progressively more advanced counters.

Towards the end of the book, a woman fencer shows up, and proceeds to dismantle all of those techniques.

She is an expert fencer.


Historical European Martial Arts are not just an art and sport for athletes or men - anyone of any size, age, or gender is welcome at DHFA.  HEMA is for everyone

The sword is the great equalizer - let's find one that feels like home to you.


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