Lonin is a Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) club that has been operating in Seattle for over a decade. Our members practice a broad spectrum of historical combat styles and physical culture. We welcome newcomers, so get in touch if you’re interested in training.

Medieval Swordplay

Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm, our medieval group works on techniques and concepts drawn from Fiore dei Liberi’s Flower of Battle. We work with the medieval longsword, rondel dagger, and with empty-hand.

Victorian Martial Arts and Physical Culture

The Nineteenth Century Combatives Group meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. This group, which is called BWAHAHAHA, emphasizes physical conditioning using Indian clubs and medicine balls, and practices period martial arts, both empty-hand (pugilism, savate) and weapon-based (stick, heavy saber, etc.)

Other practice opportunities

Less formally structured practices frequently happen on Friday and Sunday mornings. Contact the group for information about these since availability varies.


Fortunately for the HEMA practitioner today, many types of equipment are now available for purchase from reliable sources. This was not always the case. Our group comprises a number of makers who have manufactured custom equipment including helmets, gorgets, body armor, indian clubs, gadas, and others. Our training loft was hand-built by club members.