About us

ELSAMHE groups peoples around European Medieval Martial Arts study and practice at Strasbourg. We dispense two trainings per week during scholar periods.

Studied historical sources go from middle-ages up to XIXth century. Topics changed about each trimester. A two-handed sword fencing training is dispensed each year.

A session usually starts with  a warm-up. Then martial technics are studied, based on sources, and applied on exercises and/or opposition drills. The session ends by sparing between volunteers.

Willing peoples are exhorted to go deeper in original sources and studies. Then he/she can share the results with the group and/or leads a training session.

ELSAMHE is part of ASCBS, a local right association affiliated with FFSavate (for the canne de combat part) and FFAMHE (for european medieval martial arts).