SFHEMA Swiss Federation for Historical European Martial Arts

SFHEMA promotes the practice of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). The (re)discovery of these arts is based on the documentary study of european heritage between the thirteenth and twentieth century and covers various disciplines. Activities related to these practices are distinct in their means, methods and objectives, from historical reenactment, choreographed show fighting, sport fencing and asian martial arts. The objectives of the Federation are:

    • The promotion of the practice and study of HEMA in Switzerland;
    • Organizing an annual event (tournament and / or symposium);
    • Support groups in their practice and communication between them;


You will find below the security concept of the federation that was validated by the OFSPO/BASPO and is also published on the Swiss Olympics website. The text allows the member of the swiss-hema to train as long as they follow the rules in concept.

To be able to train legally, the clubs need to print the document have it with them. In case of control, the document acts as permission. Since the country is comprised of 26 cantons it is possible that some of them want additional guarantees. It’d be better to check with your local government.

If the concept does not answer your specific need you are free to deposit another demand to the OFSPO/BASPO.
The concept could also change in the future if there are new developments for the current situation.

the committee wishes to personally thank Ferdi Hutter, Michael Müller-Hewer, Anne-Caroline Le Coultre, Maxime Barras, and the instructor commission for the work and expertise they brought to this concept.

Covid19 Concept de Protection fr
Covid19 Schutzkonzept DE
Swiss Olympics


You can now register for the Instructor Boot Camp 2020 : here
Registrations are open until the 01.03.2020


Since last year, the instructors commission implemented its formation program. For a detailed presentation, see https://prezi.com/view/M3bWPrkEaPMImEilaEpS/ (German) ; https://prezi.com/view/PLlylIyCYgCxcByOiZ3Z/ (French).

The next event of the commission will happen the 14th-15th March, all information: here


SFHEMA is a member of
the International HEMA
Federation (IFHEMA)