The fencing guild

A ranking organisation for Historical European Martial Arts

a guild-based ranking system

The Fencing Guild is a HEMA ranking organisation based on the guild system and adapted to be applicable to the broader focus of modern Historical European Martial Arts.


In addition to the ranks, we use a merit system to promote the various aspects of modern HEMA — research, competitions and teaching. 


Each rank has ceremonies and oaths connected to them, based on historical practices.

The Guild

The Fencing Guild is structured as a traditional fencing guild, but adapted for modern HEMA.