This website is mainly in English, because we are willing to share our work with broader communities. Some pages are in French, because our group is based in the french part of Switzerland.

Ce site Internet est principalement en anglais, puisque nous souhaitons partager nos travaux avec la communauté internationale. Toutefois, certains pages sont en français, puisque notre association est en Suisse francophone.
Founded in 2009, GAGSCHOLA (Gebennensis Artium Gladiatorium Schola) is a Swiss association, based in Geneva. GAGSCHOLA is  involved in the research and development of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA, also see our video HEMA Frequently Asked Questions).

For at least fifteen years international communities have researched and exchanged their interpretations, findings, hypothesis, questionnings, etc.) around a growing corpus of identified source texts, so called "Fight Books". GAGSCHOLA is part of this movement.

Supported by active members (i.e. with academic and research functions) members are invited to a variety of activities and projects, like:
  • Collaborate on studies of source texts (transcriptions of works, translations)
  • Actively participate in the development of protocols for experimentation
  • Take part in research related to the practice of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).
  • Consider methods of transmitting knowledge to practice securely Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).
  • Invest in the dynamics of knowledge sharing within the HEMAC community.

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