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5th MHFA International Meeting

The 5th International Meeting of the Malta Historical Fencing Association was once again a resounding success! We would like to thank all the teachers who gave classes at the meeting, and all the fencers who attended. Once again, we were happy to welcome participants from Italy, England, Germany, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Brazil, the United States, […]

Posted on December 31, 2015
 

Dawn of The Great Siege

On Sunday 17th May we participated in the “Dawn of the Great Siege” event organised by Heritage Malta as part for the ongoing celebrations for the Great Siege anniversary at the Maritime Museum in Birgu. Many thanks to all members that took part and all the persons who visited us! A selection of photos from this […]

Posted on May 17, 2015
 

Visit to the Sala d’Arme Giovanni dalle Bande nere

Following the XVI FISAS International Meeting in Bologna, the Sala d’Arme Giovanni dalle Bande Nere kindly invited MHFA Instructor Andrei Xuereb and AEEA Provost Juan Guilmain Alonso to give a comparative lesson between the Italian and Spanish styles of rapier. This turned out to be a very interesting and educational exercise exercise. Our thanks go to the fantastic students […]

Posted on May 4, 2015
 

XVI FISAS International Meeting 2015

On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd May 2015, MHFA Instructor and President Andrei Xuereb and a group of MHFA members attended the 16th International meeting organized by FISAS in Italy. This year’s meeting was held in the beautiful city of Bologna. It was a very good experience where very intersting classes were held and a […]

Posted on May 1, 2015
 

De Valette’s Battlesword

This year is the 450th anniversary of the siege of Malta, an event which has gone down in history as The Great Siege. Historian and MHFA member Franco Davies has written a paper describing one of the artefacts from that time – a Hospitaller sword attributed to the Grandmaster Jean de Valette which has been […]

Posted on March 23, 2015
 

4th MHFA International Meeting

For the 4th consecutive year we had a very successful International Meeting. This event was held under the Esteemed Patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta. We would like to thank Mr Robert Cassar, curator of the Palace Armoury who like every year gave us a tour of the Armoury and the […]

Posted on December 1, 2014
 

MHFA at the Maltacomics Statue and Figure Expo 2014

On Saturday 1st November, MHFA President and Instructor Andrei Xuereb gave a lecture titled “Fantasy vs Reality – A comparative lecture and demonstration about combat with swords and other edged weapons as used in fiction and history” at the Mediterranean Conference Centre as part of the Maltacomics Statue & Figure Expo. The lecture covered the […]

Posted on November 1, 2014
 

“Fight like a knight” – University Open Day 2014

On Sunday 26th October, the Malta Historical Fencing Association was invited by the Malta University Historical Society (MUHS) to give a demonstration of historical fencing as part of the Discover University 2014 event. This event is a showcase for the many different groups, faculties, departments and societies within the University of Malta. During our demonstration […]

Posted on October 26, 2014
 

Breast Health Day 2014

On Saturday 18th October, the Malta Historical Fencing Association took part in the Breast Health Day 2014 event organized by Europa Donna Malta. During the event, our members participated in free assaults in the courtyard of the President’s Palace in Valletta. Breast Health Day aims to disseminate information concerning breast health and raise awareness of […]

Posted on October 18, 2014
 

“THE HISTORIC ART OF FENCING” on SWAG Magazine

  On the 7th October, SWAG – Malta Online Men’s Mag carried an interview with MHFA President and Maestro d’Armi Andrei Xuereb. Read all about it on SWAG.

Posted on October 7, 2014