Upcoming Events

Rocket City HEMA is closed due to the ongoing pandemic. We will reopen as soon as we are able. Many of our upcoming events have also been canceled.

For more information about these events, or to request a demonstration for your own occasion, email us at contact@rocketcityhema.org

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June 19th-20th

Location: University of West Florida
Facebook Event Page
Fence-acola is the UWF HEMA club's inaugural tournament event, featuring competitions in longsword, sword and buckler, and rapier. We'll be taking our tourney team on the road to compete there in June.

Past Events

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Alabama Public Radio Story

March 5, 2020

APR News Post
We were featured in a spot by Alabama Public Radio! Stan Ingold from APR visited our school and interviewed some of our members for a news item about the school and our place in Huntsville. If you have five minutes to spare, follow the link above and give it a listen!

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UCP Huntsville Fairytale Ball

November 16, 2019

We were invited to attend the Fairytale Ball, hosted here in town by United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville. We attended as part of the entertainment team - two of our members wore armor and wandered the hall, while the rest of our group talked to the attendees. We also ran a fencing demonstration, showcasing both unarmored longsword sparring and fights in armor with the longsword and poleaxe.


South East Renaissance Fencing Open

November 8th-10th, 2019

We took a team of fencers and spectators to SERFO again this year, and we made a respectable showing in every event. Our fighters earned silver in open weight ringen, reached eliminations in longsword and sword & buckler, and finished top 16 in conventional rapier and dagger.

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Alabama Renaissance Faire

October 26th-27th, 2019

We went out to demonstrate HEMA to the general public at this years Alabama Ren Faire. We survived the rain and met quite a lot of cool folks. We had innumerable people stop by the tent and watch our demos, and we intend to return next year!

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Cullman Oktoberfest

October 5th, 2019

We attended the oktoberfest in Cullman, AL, where we provided technique and sparring demonstrations for attendees throughout the day.

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Study in Steel

May 4th-5th, 2019

Our tourney team made the trip to Greenville, SC to compete in open longsword. Our five fighters all reached eliminations - outright winning some of their pools - and we survived all the way into top 8. Our youngest attendee also received silver in the youth longsword event.