About HEMA Alex landing his Oberhaw to the head. Photo by Keith Farrell, 2018. Since not everyone knows about HEMA, we are often asked what it is that we do. Read more about “what is HEMA?” and about the historical sources that we use in this club. You can watch some videos of HEMA that showcase our martial art nicely. You can also watch some sparring videos to see what it is that we attempt to do when we fence with each other in the club. We also have a gallery of HEMA photos from recent club sessions. Your First Session! If learning to fight with the longsword appeals to you, then visit the club and give it a go! Read more about what to bring and expect for your first session.