If you are completely new to HEMA and have no equipment of your own, don’t worry! New starters will be supplied with school 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 as you progress at the school, and school kit is limited. The newest students will always be given first shout on any school kit.
If you would like to participate in one of our foundation classes, please contact us using the contact details below.
At this stage you will need to provide the minimal level of protection for drills at speed. You will require a mask, gloves, a box for men or a chest protector for women, and a gorget. You will also need 350N rated jacket and breeches. You will also need to use your own weapons at this stage.
If you intend to participate in controlled sparring, 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 from a safety perspective.
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
- 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