Glasgow HEMA
Kindred HEMA Instructor

Kindred Willow

President, Founder and Instructor of Glasgow HEMA
Disciplines Studied: Scottish Broadsword/Targe and British Sabre

Having started HEMA at the age of 18 while Studying Physics, I took an instant liking to Scottish Broadsword after joining Glasgow University Historical Arts Society. I joined the committee as Secretary and then President while I began teaching there, something that I gladly do to this day. Upon leaving University I set up Glasgow HEMA in order to make the sport as accessible as possible to the public.

I have studied every historical manual I can find on Scottish Broadsword, both with and without the Targe, as well as a good number of early 18th Century manuals on British Sabre.

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Anezka Havilkova

Vice-President, Co-Founder of Glasgow HEMA
Disciplines Studied: German Longsword, Messer and Sword and Bucker

I started practicing HEMA in 2016 when I joined Glasgow University Historical Arts society, and I quickly fell in love with sword fighting, which led me to training with Academy of Historical Arts too.
I helped found Glasgow HEMA in order to make HEMA accessible to as many people as possible. I have a special interest in introducing women to the sport.

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Christoph Busche

Committee Member and Co-Founder of Glasgow HEMA
Disciplines Studied: German Longsword, Messer and Dussack

A chemist working in research at the University of Glasgow, I started practicing HEMA in 2012. At the beginning focusing on longsword in the German / Lichtenauer tradition. Later expanding into Messer fencing, particularly from the Glasgow Fechtbuch and the Lecküchner manuscripts and more recently Dussack as well.