What to bring

Beginner

If you are completely new to HEMA and have no equipment of your own, don’t worry! New starters will be supplied with a club kit to enable them to participate in foundation classes. Simply wear loose fitting clothing suitable for a sporting activity, and non-marking hall shoes.

Please bear in mind that you will need your own equipment when you progress to more advanced classes, and club kit is limited.  Once all our kit has been booked, we will not be able to accept students who need club kit. Book ahead, or buy your own minimal kit levels, in order to avoid disappointment. 

If you would like to participate in one of our foundation classes, please contact us using the contact details below.

Intermediate

At this stage you will need to provide the minimal level of protection for drills at speed. You will require a mask, a nylon waster, gloves, a box for men or a chest protector for women, and a gorget.

If you intend to participate in controlled sparring with nylons, you will also need forearm, shin, knee, elbow and back of head protection.

Please contact us using the details below to discuss suitable equipment before purchase – not everything is acceptable and we can provide you with recommendations and advice on your selection, regardless of what we offer in our own shop.

Advanced

At this stage you will be training at speed using steel weapons, and will require tournament grade protective equipment.

Please bring the following:

  • Mask with bib rated at 1600N
  • Jacket rated to 350N
  • Breeches rated to 350N
  • Gorget
  • Chest protector for women or sports box for men
  • Knee, elbow, shin and forearm protection
  • Back of head (BoH) protector
  • Gloves suited to heavy impact and covering the wrist

You will also need to use your own weapons at this stage.

Please contact us using the details below to discuss suitable equipment before purchase – not everything is acceptable, and we can provide you with recommendations and advice on your selection, regardless of what we offer in our own shop.