Princes and Lords learn to survive with this art, in earnest and in play. But if you are fearful, then you should not learn to fence. Because a despondent heart will always be defeated, regardless of all skill.

- Fechtmeister Sigmund Ringeck, 1440


 Sometimes you will be as an extinguished light: do not doubt, you will soon be back. To gain the Art, not the old but the new, no effort was too great and very happy I am of having found it. I keep it secret, but as I let it go, I swear, it gives me riches and so it happens to those having this virtue.

-Fillipo Vadi, Liber de Arte Gladitoria de Dimicandi







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Southern Historic Fencing League

The Southern Historic Fencing League, or SHFL, is an organization of clubs and Schools for Historic European Martial Arts and Western Martial Arts in the southern area of the United States. We are a competitive League holding event and Tournaments to help further students understanding of the Historic Art of Combat. 


The Southern Historical Fencing League is a circuit of events taking place at HEMA clubs throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Currently Cymbrogi School of WMA is the Highest Ranking Club in the League and our Fencers are consistently ranked and bring home medals/awards for their fencing ability. 

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