UWF HEMA Fencing Club

HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts. Our club focuses on pre-20th century swordsmanship. The main facets of the club lie in Italian Rapier and German Longsword for the purposes of HEMA and SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) competition.

Fencing Club

The HEMA Fencing Club does not require any dues, and nearly all gear is available to loan for practices. Fencing engages the whole body and mind; (sometimes referred to as physical chess) after learning the basics of timing, distance, and technique in drills and conditioning; adept students are allowed to test their ability against fellow clubmates with bouting. No prior experience is required.

From there, students may continue studying the in depth practicing of historical fencing masters as well as train for competitions and tournaments.

The club informally maintains the name Salle McAfee, named for the former club instructor Ron McAfee who was killed in a car accident in January 2005.

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UWF HEMA Fencing Club
Practice Schedule
Mondays 6-8pm HLS Facility, Teaching Gym
Wednesdays 6-8pm HLS Facility, Teaching Gym
Fridays 5-7pm HLS Facility, Teaching Gym

Club President
Malik Ware

Club Vice President
Miles Pollard

Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant