L'Arte Della Bellica
L'Arte Della Bellica is a Historical Fencing school located in Berks County PA, in Kutztown. Here at L'Arte Della Bellica our main focus is on the longsword, a 2 handed weapon with a double edge, but we also study other weapons of the medieval era including dagger, spear, and grappling. We accept students of all experience levels ages 16 and older.
Historical European Martial Arts
What is HEMA? Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) refers to documented methods of fighting from Europe that have either died out or evolved into completely new systems. We study historical Italian martial arts sources dating as far back as 1409 in the late middle ages. We are a part of the HEMA Alliance and highly encourage students to attend events and tournaments with the greater HEMA community around the Eastern U.S. region and abroad.
Longpoint Historical Fencing League
We are also part of The Longpoint Historical Fencing League. The "LHFL" is a year long league for fencers to compete in multiple connected tournaments around our region. L'Arte Della Bellica competes as a club at most/all of these events and highly encourages students to attend these events and have some fun within the greater HEMA community. The league finals are fought at Longpoint in Baltimore, Maryland.