The New York Historical Fencing Association is a school of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). Our studies are based on the teachings of the 14th century German fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer. Although we focus primarily on the longsword, our curriculum includes wrestling, dagger, sword and buckler, spear and poleaxe. NYHFA is a member of the HEMA Alliance.

New Location!

NYHFA Longsword Curriculum is now being offered in Manhattan, through Sword Class NYC, taught by NYHFA Instructor Tristan Zukowski. Please visit for all information pertaining to class schedule, class fees, etc.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scholars and Martial Artists

If you ask a martial artist and a scholar...

"Can you do a Schielhau from Schrankhut?"

...the scholar might say, "No,it is only described as being used from Vom Tag."

Whereas the martial artist might say, "Of course you can."

I'd like you to think about this question over the summer, and when we resume training in September, tell me your answers. How can you do a Schielhau from Schrankhut (or Nebenhut) without first transitioning to another guard (in any way shape or form)?