About Us

We are the Academia de Esgrima Histórica (AEH) which translates to historical fencing academy. We are located in Portugal and members of the Federação Portuguesa de Esgrima Historica (FPEH) – portuguese federation of historical fencing.

Our Weapon Master is Fernando Brecha an honorary member of HEMAC and we have around 70 members with several instructors certified by the FPEH.

Our practice focus in Medieval Fencing with self-defense, dagger, longsword, shorsword and longweapons – with shield, armoured and unarmoured – by studying the texts of Fiore di Battaglia by Fiore dei Liberi and the I.33 manuscript.


XVII century Renaissance Fencing with rapier, rapier with dagger and rapier with cape by studying Tratado das lic,oens da espada preta, & destreza que haõ de usar os Iugadores della by Thomas Luiz (Portuguese Fencing book), Gran Simulacro dell’Arte e dell’Uso della Scherma by Ridolfo Capoferro and Trattato di Scienza d’Arme by Camillo Agrippa.


Recently we won 10 medals (3 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze) in the World All Styles Championship that this year took place in our country. It’s a Martial Arts Championship where we can practice our art with similar ones from around the world.


It’s a pleasure to present you our website (soon to be fully translated into English). We feel that it’s important to have our work acknowledge by our peers and international associations so if you have anything to discuss with us don’t hesitate and send us an e-mail to esgrima@academiaeh.pt.

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