This documentary was made for the Igor Górewicz exhibition “Swords of Europe” (Miecze Europy). The one and only exhibition showing the whole history of the European Sword, its technology, design, rituals, traditions, symbols, social and religious meanings.
Medieval and Renaissance swordsmanship and Ancient Greek Armed combat, in Piraeus, from the ‘ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS’
Meyer Frei Fechter Guild
Τhe Hellenic ‘ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS’ is School dedicated to the study and practice of Medieval and Renaissance fencing from the German Art of Combat (Kunst des Fechten ) in Piraeus. The ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS is a member of Pammachon (belong to the Greek Federation of Pangration),also is member of Meyer Frei Fechter Guild (the MFFG is a free International fencing school devoted to the study of Joachim Meyer’s 1560 and 1570 manuscripts) in addition to being a member of the ‘Learn Sword Fight’(branch of Gladiatores based in Germany).
Also the Hellenic ‘ACADEMY OF HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS’ study and practice the Byzantine style of combat with use of spathion and parmerion.
If you want to join the class to learn Medieval and Renaissance martial arts, you can come to :
A. G .C. of Fencing AXION Piraeus, 120str Praxitelous, Piraeus
George E. Georgas is the founder of the Hellenic Academy of Historical European Martial Arts ‘Leontes’. He is certificated fencing instructor of the Hellenic Fencing Federation and also national referee of the Hellenic Fencing Federation at the epee. He is instructor of Meyer Freifechter Guild with the rank of Fecther and he is the Guild Unterhauptman for Greece. He is also member of Learn Sword Fight (Gladiatores). He is in the Administration Council of the ‘Pammachon’. He is also instructor of weapon fighting of the Association of Historical studies ‘KORYVANTES’. He is studying the ancient Greek and Byzantine warfare, such as the use of rompaia, spathion and paramirion types of swords and other weapons such as the spear. He is also give stage fighting lessons to the theatrical team ‘The Blue Rose.’