Recommended Sites

True Edge Academy of Swordsmanship is an affiliate group of the HEMA Alliance (HEMAA). The HEMA Alliance is an international non-profit martial arts federation dedicated to the study of Historical European Martial Arts. Comprised of dozens of independent martial arts schools and clubs throughout the world, the Alliance provides its affiliates with liability insurance, curriculum assistance, educational accreditation, and other services.

WIKTENAUER is an online Wiki database dedicated to the masters, manuals, and techniques of Historical European Martial Arts. The Wiktenauer is an open-source service provided by the HEMA Alliance for its members and the general public.

HEMA Scorecard is a free online tournament management software used to run and publish the results from HEMA tournaments.

Sword STEM is a website dedicated to applying scientific principles to the study of sword martial arts.

HROARR is a HEMA community and resource site, which contains news and articles from across the international HEMA community.

Recommended Vendors

Albion Swords creates superior Medieval and Renaissance-era weapons including training swords. Their products are expensive, but worth every dollar. Highly recommended.

Kult Of Athena is a reseller of most popular swordmakers. With unmatched prices and good customer service, Kult of Athena is a great place to shop for any replica weapon.

Purpleheart Armory is one of the leading suppliers of HEMA equipment, training weapons. They sell great products such as Absolute Force, SPES Historical Fencing Gear, VB Swords, and PBT Historical Fencing gear.

South Coast Swords is both a HEMA club in California a supplier of HEMA gear. They sell products by BlackFencer and Superior Fencing (as Lynx).

Other Utah HEMA Groups

United Clans Swordsman Association (UCSA) is a group of HEMA enthusiasts here in Salt Lake City. True Edge Salt Lake shares a practice space with the UCSA and helps teach beginners classes with them.