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Zwaard en Steen

Have you always wondered what it would be like to fight with a sword, come visit the people of Zwaard & Steen. These enthusiastic people practise the sport known as HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) and they would love to tell you everything you would want to know about fighting whit medieval weapon like the longsword. So whether you like the historical aspect of the sport, you enjoy martial arts or you just always wanted to know what it is like to fight with a sword come and visit us during one of our demo’s or register for one of our free workshops. We of Zwaard & Steen fight like we are not wearing any armour (of course we wear modern protective gear). However some of our members will be wearing there 15th century armour and will be giving a demonstration on how they fight. This is a lot heavier but it has it benefits they would love to tell you about.

Since 2003 Zwaard & Steen practices Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) focused on the European longsword. Since then Zwaard & Steen has grown into a school that teaches over 120 students in both arias. The basis for our lessons are manuscripts from the 14th and 15th century, belonging to the German tradition of Johannes Lichternauer and his students. Practicing Historical European Martial Arts is a combination of sport, exercise and delving into the ancient fighting styles. It is a unique experience which combines the gathering knowledge with creating a good condition and building confidence.

The sport keeps growing not just in the Netherlands but in other countries as well. sinds 2019 There are Dutch championships called NHK. This is a gathering of swordfighters form all over the country to clash their swords and find out who is the best.

In short come visit us at Castlefest 2022!

We of Zwaard & Steen are looking forward to it, how about you?

5 August 2022

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