Mission statement

The Hauke Swordplay Summit pledges to provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all students of historical fencing and martial arts through focused practice and demonstration, with an emphasis on chivalric culture.

What to expect

When you attend the Hauke Swordplay Summit, you can expect a relaxed, focused atmosphere of HEMA camaraderie. Specific, interesting classes and lectures aimed towards helping to improve your understanding of HEMA share the daytime with our Deed of Arms—the Tournoi du Faucon Noir, in which participants work to recreate 15th century martial contests. The evening features free fencing in the fieldhouse, food and drink, and late-hour discussions between friends old and new.

Hosted by the Black Falcon School of Arms, the Summit is also your chance to get hands-on with the rarely-studied medieval English martial tradition contemporary with Fiore and Liechtenauer. Whether discussing the finer points of Burgundian pollaxe over brandy in the common room, grinding the burrs from your sword before the next bout of the Squires’ Deed, or comparing interpretations of the Grand Coupee, the Hauke Swordplay Summit aims to be your Rocky Mountain destination for a HEMA event where each letter of the acronym is equally important.


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Please bring a valid ID and a signed copy of our waiver with you for checkin. You may view and download it here.