Zwaard & steen

Zwaard & steen

Zwaard & 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 practice the sport known as HEMA (Historical European
Martial Arts) and they would love to tell you everything you would want to know about fighting with
medieval weapons like the longsword. Whether you like the historical aspect of the sport, you enjoy
martial arts or you just wanted to know what it is like to fight with a sword: come and visit us during
one of out demo’s or register for one of out free workshops.
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 Rotterdam and Nieuwegein. 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. This year, 2019, is
the first edition of the NHK (Nederlands HEMA kampioenschap), our first national championship. 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 Dutch Comic Con 2021
We of Zwaard & Steen are looking forward to it, how about you?

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