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Houston, Texas. U.S.A.
Registration is OPEN!
Watch the live streaming finals at 16:00 CST on March 16th here:
In the spirit of the old fechtschule traditions*, Fechtschule America is dedicated to the practice, promotion, and rediscovery of the European and Western martial arts of the past. With a focus on documented inter-personal martial arts, Fechtschule America brings together top caliber instructors, lecturers, and competitors from all over the world to exchange the latest research, compete, and coordinate. A perfect training environment for newcomers and veterans of all backgrounds!
Home to North America's largest tournaments and several of the largest modern-era WMA/HEMA specific tournaments in the world, Fechtschule America has pioneered numerous aspects of the competitive side of martial arts on behalf of research interests as well as expansion of the these arts. This year, we will once again push the envelope with new concepts, tournaments, and a stunning array of prizes from our wonderful sponsors.
If you have what it takes and are ready to flaunt your school pride then come join us and show the world what you've got in North America's biggest, most prestigious WMA/HEMA specific competitions:
The Hammertertz Forum Open International Tournaments!
Fechtschule America is the annual meeting of the Western Martial Arts Coalition and the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance dedicated to the pursuits of the European and American martial arts. If you've wanted to get a closer look at either of these outstanding organizations then Fechtschule America is the showcase opportunity to learn more about them!
Rest assured that even in this tight economy the hosts of Fechtshule America are dedicated to keeping the costs low and the value high. As we did last year we will be offering discounted hotel arrangements and travel to and from the airport for our out of town guests. See the appropriate pages for all the details.
Registration is open and we are finalizing the instruction staff and schedule of events. Check the site frequently for the latest details such as tournament rules, updated instructor lists, schedules, and some of our surprise events!
This event is perfect for martial artists, researchers, competitors, and sword enthusiasts of all skill levels.
We'll see you in Houston!
Fechtschule America is hosted by Schwert am Schwert, Houston in association with these fine WMA/HEMA groups:
*A Fechtschule is an old European tradition in which local and visiting instructors would host a unique event to offer focused combat training, present skillful displays, and hold specialized tournaments to amuse and entertain excited spectators.
Fechtschule America logo design provided by Tom England.