Past Demonstrations & Events
When you love something as much as we do Historical Fencing, you can’t help but to want to share it with others.
Since 1996, ARMA Houston has performed hundreds of public demonstrations in and around Houston as part of our mission to educate the public; especially today’s youth, most of whom have only seen the wild, unrealistic “kung-fu” swordplay so popular in movies and television nowadays.
Few things are as satisfying as seeing a youngster’s eyes as he or she gets to hold a real European longsword for the first time and learns that the swords the knights used were very light and maneuverable.
It is only matched, perhaps, by seeing a pair of high school drama students improve their fight choreography in a few hours just by showing them simple things, like not parrying edge-on-edge, and that real duels are not “my turn-your turn,” but short flurries of attacks and defenses.
This section chronicles a few of these special moments, along with some of our favorite training events where we honed our craft with our fellows from around the country and the world. Take some time to peruse and enjoy them as much as we did.