The British Federation for Historical Swordplay

This section will be expanded very shortly, we are working to move a lot of relevant information here.
In the interim these are the current BFHS documents:

BFHS Best Practice Guidelines and Advice

BFHS Tournament Rules

Watch this space for some very interesting announcements coming over the next few months!

Further Information

Equipment, Rules and Etiquette

Each member group within the BFHS has its own rules on safety equipment and etiquette within the group, and will make its own decisions about how strictly those rules are […]

Safety Equipment in Historical Fencing and Western Martial Arts

It is not the place of the BFHS to dictate to its members what they can and cannot do. Individual members and instructors will make their own choices about what […]

Transportation and Display of HEMA Equipment

It is not the place of the BFHS to dictate to its members what they can and cannot do. Individual members and instructors will make their own choices about what […]

Latest News

COVID-19 Update

The officers of the BFHS are not medical professionals or scientists. We can only offer common-sense advice informed by the government’s official policies and analysis of the situation. The top […]

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BFHS IL2 Assessment May 2019

BFHS IL2 Assessment May 2019 It was a day long in coming, but on May 25th 2019 the first BFHS IL2 assessment took place. The event was hosted by SSS […]

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