WHO ARE WE?
Swordwind was founded by Eric Lowe in 2014.
We are a martial arts school that studies and trains unarmored medieval fencing with one and two-handed swords in the German tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer and Italian Bolognese tradition.
HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS
From the Middle Ages to the 19th century, there is a rich tradition of European martial arts. Masters and students from this period documented the fighting systems of their day. Historical European Martial Arts, or HEMA, is the reconstruction of these traditional European martial arts from these same documents. We do not have to guess how medieval people fought. We can learn from their own words! Swordwind is part of the global HEMA movement to resurrect these European martial arts. Our focus is on the medieval martial arts from Germany and Italy.