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 check out our latest blog post if you’re interested in training.

Medieval Swordplay

Our medieval groups work on techniques and concepts drawn from Fiore dei Liberi’s Flower of Battle and  Johannes Liechtenauer’s Kunst des Fechtens. We work with the medieval longsword, rondel dagger, and with empty-hand. Check out our calendar for a list of available practice times.

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

Additional practices and freeplay opportunities happen on weekends. View our calendar for more information. Mouse over each practice for a description and information about availability.


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.