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 requires a small fee at the beginning of each semester. This is for the maintenance of gear, great instruction, and allowance of club funded activities. After an individual becomes sufficiently knowledgeable on proper footwork and basic blade mechanics, The individual will be tested in a semi-free sparring match with a club officer. If deemed safe, that student will then be given permission to free spar and branch into any direction of fencing that they could ever dream of. No experience is required and the club does offer loaner gear for free.

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.

UWF HEMA Fencing Club
Practice Schedule
Wednesdays 5-8:30 p.m. HLS Facility, Teaching Gym

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Interested in joining the Fencing Club? Contact our club president:

Nicholas Perry
850.748.6179 (text or call)

Vice President
Chandler Maypoles

Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant