Long Island Historical Fencing Society

Long Island Historical Fencing Society LIHFS is a modern martial arts organization dedicated to studying, reconstructing and training with the German longsword, the weapon central to Historical European Martial Arts (“HEMA”)
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LIHFS is a modern martial arts organization dedicated to studying, reconstructing and training with the German longsword and other period weapons. LIHFS is not a reenactment or LARP organization, nor a theatrical or "stage-fighting" group. LIHFS is a prominent member of the Historical European Martial Arts (“HEMA”) community with a focus on the German canon, specifically the Liechtenauer tradition. We are a member of the HEMA Alliance and have many highly seasoned and experienced members. The mission of our instructors is to recreate and practice the medieval German Kunst des Fechtens (the “Art of Fighting"), which was an incredibly complex and sophisticated martial arts system. Through our ongoing research, LIHFS will bring to life the teachings of the historical masters via our proprietary curriculum, which is one of the most thorough and authentic programs available to the modern student. Our program is intensive and focused on teaching the fundamentals. We take pride in building a progressive understanding of the art and students receive hands-on instruction from one or more of our instructors. Our program is offered on a two-tiered system – Novice and Intermediate. We offer two options - $20 per two-hour class, or a block of 10 classes for $149 – first class is free! Once our students complete the Novice and Intermediate Modules, they will be invited to take the Haupstück (Entry Level) exam. If the student passes the exam, they will have an option to become a member and proceed to the Advanced Module or continue to take a-la-carte classes. We have multiple classes per week to fit your schedule. Classes will begin with warm-ups and review of prior sessions, continue with new techniques, and finish with specific drills designed to refine the new techniques covered. This comprehensive longsword training program is based principally on the manuscript of 14th century German master Johannes Liechtenauer, as interpreted by the LIHFS. In addition to our own interpretation of the Liechtenauer canon, including the commentary and interpretations by Sigmund Ringeck, Peter Von Danzig, Codex Döbringer (MS 3227a), Hans Talhoffer, Paulus Kal, Andres Lignitzer, Ott Jud and others, we have consulted with and incorporated relevant interpretations and teachings of the leading modern-day masters. Classes are held at the Omni Fitness Center at 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. in Uniondale, NY, in the lower lobby of the Omni Building. Featuring a spacious 1,800-square-foot fencing and fitness studio with 30-foot ceilings and an upper floor observation deck, the Omni Fitness Center is a full service gym, complete with a dedicated cardio room, free weights and strength equipment. Members enjoy our spacious locker rooms with steam and sauna rooms as well. For more information, including pricing and class schedule, please email us at [email protected], or call Michael Capanelli or Brad Rangell at 631-780-4682.

03/15/2020

Longsword sparring, Slava vs. Matt - March 15, 2020

LIHFS Training - 2020
03/15/2020

LIHFS Training - 2020

Sunday sabre sparring: Greg J. vs. Jeff.
03/09/2020

Sunday sabre sparring: Greg J. vs. Jeff.

Sunday longsword: Slava vs. Ryan.
03/04/2020

Sunday longsword: Slava vs. Ryan.

LIHFS Training - 2020
02/03/2020

LIHFS Training - 2020

LIHFS Training - 2020
01/20/2020

LIHFS Training - 2020

LIHFS Training - 2020
01/13/2020

LIHFS Training - 2020

Posta Longa Island - Dec. 7-8, 2019
12/09/2019

Posta Longa Island - Dec. 7-8, 2019

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333 Earl Ovington Blvd
Uniondale, NY
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Tuesday 20:00 - 22:00
Thursday 20:00 - 22:00
Friday 18:00 - 20:00

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(516) 387-2067

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The Long Island Historical Fencing Society is a modern martial arts organization dedicated to studying, reconstructing and training with the German longsword and other period weapons. LIHFS is not a reenactment or LARP organization, nor a theatrical or "stage-fighting" group. LIHFS is a prominent member of the Historical European Martial Arts (“HEMA”) community with a focus on the German canon, specifically the Liechtenauer tradition. We are a member of the HEMA Alliance and have many highly seasoned and experienced members. The mission of our instructors is to recreate and practice the medieval German Kunst des Fechtens (the “Art of Fighting"), which was an incredibly complex and sophisticated martial arts system. Through our ongoing research, LIHFS will bring to life the teachings of the historical masters via our proprietary curriculum, which is one of the most thorough and authentic programs available to the modern student. Our program is intensive and focused on teaching the fundamentals. We take pride in building a progressive understanding of the art and students receive hands-on instruction from one or more of our instructors. Our program is offered on a two-tiered system – Novice and Intermediate. We offer two options - $20 per two-hour class, or a block of 10 classes for $149 – first class is free! Once our students complete the Novice and Intermediate Modules, they will be invited to take the Haupstück (Entry Level) exam. If the student passes the exam, they will have an option to become a member and proceed to the Advanced Module or continue to take a-la-carte classes. We have multiple classes per week to fit your schedule. Classes will begin with warm-ups and review of prior sessions, continue with new techniques, and finish with specific drills designed to refine the new techniques covered. This comprehensive longsword training program is based principally on the manuscript of 14th century German master Johannes Liechtenauer, as interpreted by the LIHFS. In addition to our own interpretation of the Liechtenauer canon, including the commentary and interpretations by Sigmund Ringeck, Peter Von Danzig, Codex Döbringer (MS 3227a), Hans Talhoffer, Paulus Kal, Andres Lignitzer, Ott Jud and others, we have consulted with and incorporated relevant interpretations and teachings of the leading modern-day masters. Classes are held at the Omni Fitness Center at 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. in Uniondale, NY, in the lower lobby of the Omni Building. Featuring a spacious 1,800-square-foot fencing and fitness studio with 30-foot ceilings and an upper floor observation deck, the Omni Fitness Center is a full service gym, complete with a dedicated cardio room, free weights and strength equipment. Members enjoy our spacious locker rooms with steam and sauna rooms as well. For more information, including pricing and class schedule, please email us at [email protected], or call Brad Rangell at 516-387-2067 .

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Hey Guys! I recently bought some medium sized gloves but they are a tad too big for my little hands. If anyone is interested in buying them before I exchange them send me a message.
Hey guys I just got a pair of Medium size gloves from Purple Heart. They are brand new but a little large for my little hands. If anyone wants them before I exchange them send me a message. https://www.woodenswords.com/Gloves_Rapier_and_Singlestick_p/glove.rapier.htm
Last nights Dussack was lots of fun. Cant wait for more of it!
Hi All, How about set a mixed tournament - historical, Olympic epee and sabre? I provide the space, you come and fight! Thanks, Boris Island Fencing Academy, Plainview. P.S. I'm sure some of you remember me. Brad.
We've decided to make our annual holiday party (on Dec 1 at Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy in Easthampton, MA)... a team épée/modern sabee/longsword tournament! We'll form teams of three, with one longsword fencer, one saber fencer, and one épée fencer. Teams fence to 30 points, switching out fencers at increments of 10 points. ...However, if there's enough interest, we'll add rapier! It's free (bring a dish for the potluck) and followed by drinks (mead!) at my house, but we ask everyone please preregister here: https://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComing.php?tournament_id=42211 (You'll need to make an askfred account.) Yours, Ken
Has anyone tried this gorget? Any complaints? Too hot, hard to wear, etc?
Greetings folks! My name is James Reed. I run Men At Arms Martial Arts in Harrisburg, PA. We are hosting our first longsword tournament over Labor Day weekend called Clash of Claymores 2018. There will also be sparring games and seminars running over both days as well. Tickets are available now for less than $35 to compete! Look forward to seeing you there! BTW Can't wait for Long Island Point!
We discovered Ryan's HEMA doppelganger @ Flowerpoint '18! Everybody I know thought it was him! I know no details except that he was MKdF. Extremely surreal moment
ow in the world did I not post this here already??? You want Horsey HEMA? We have classes! You want Timothy Devlin Hall teaching Ringen? We have it! You want classes by Tristan P. J. Żukowski? Got those too. How about Jonathan Robert Bucci? Yep! And that's just for starters! You want three awesome nights camping in the Mountains of New Hampshire? Complete with three dinners? And all the water and beer you can drink (until the beer runs out!), we have that too. Classes on rapier? Classes on Oh and a longsword tourney? Complete with prizes? OF COURSE! Ringen and HEMS (horsey HEMA) space are limited and running low!
Guys are you time travelers ?