Welcome to the HEMA Video Wiki

A Historical European Western Martial Arts wiki for the study of longsword, sidesword, rapier, greatsword, and other historic weapons.

This wiki has several related goals:

  • Create taxonomy systems for discussing fencing techniques
  • Make it easier to sharing interpretations of fencing techniques
  • Eventually provide material that can be moved into Wiktenauer

This wiki was originally named for Forgeng's Fechtkunst, one of the oldest modern glossaries on the study of historic fencing.


  1. Only post things that you can link back the sources. For example, a video on the Zornhau is not allowed. A video on Ringeck's Zornhau is ok.
  2. If a page asks you to log-in, it's blank. Please film a video and post it.
  3. When creating new pages, try to use the templates so everything looks consistent.
  4. Ask for help when adding new sources. Not required, but we've got a few tricks to make it go much faster.

Jonathan Allen grauenwolf@gmail.com


Freifechter Tradition

Joachim Meyer

Gladiatoria Group

Codex Wallerstein

Liechtenauer Tradition

Liechtenauer Compilation
Sigmund Schining ain Ringeck
Pseudo-Peter von Danzig
Pseudo-Hans Dobringer

Nuremberg Group

Codex Wallerstein

Other German Masters

Hans Talhoffer
Paulus Hector Mair
MS I.33
Ott Jud
Andre Lignitzer
Johann Georg Pascha
Fabian von Auerswald
Johannes Leck├╝chner


Bolognese Tradition

Achille Marozzo
Antonio Manciolino
Giovanni dall'Agocchie

Roman Tradition (a.k.a. The Agrippian System)

Ridolfo Capoferro
Salvator Fabris

Other Italian Masters

Francesco Alfieri
Fiore de'i Liberi


George Silver
Ledall Roll


Other Iberian Masters

Diogo Gomes de Figueyredo
Luis Diaz de Viedma


Sword and Buckler