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Hammaborgs Trainer

Dierk Hagedorn

Dierk Hagedorn (*1966) started sport fencing aged ten. In 2003 he joined Hammaborg and is instructor for the longsword. He is a member of HEMAC, the Historical European Martial Arts Coalition, and he focusses on German manuscripts of the 14th and 15th century, particularly on the so-called Peter von Danzig manuscript. His transcription and translation into modern German of this important treatise has been published in print: “Peter von Danzig: Transkription und Übersetzung der Handschrift44 A 8”.

Roland Fuhrmann

Roland Fuhrmann (*1977) started sports fencing in 1983. After he discovered Historical European Martial Arts in 2008 he became a Hammaborg member in January 2009. Since 2010 he focused his studies on fencing with sword and buckler according to the treatise I.33. Late in 2010 he moved to Toulouse, France and was co-founder of the HEMA association “Ost Du Griffon Noir”. There he was instructor for sword and buckler until his return to Hamburg in September 2014.

Roland taught classes on several international HEMA events and keeps himself up to date constantly as attendee of workshops and scholar of Roland Warzecha at Dimicator.

Roland is HEMAC member since 2011 and ambassador of the German Historical Fencing Federation (DDHF) since 2014.

Falko Fritz

Falko Fritz (*1976) started historical fencing in 2007. He became a member of Hammaborg in 2008 and joins Dierk Hagedorn to international gatherings as a co-trainer since then. In addition to the long sword his main interest is the “langes Messer” (long knife), which includes the interpretation of the texts as well as technical aspects of sword construction. The langes Messer was introduced to the regular Hammaborg training in 2009. Falko Fritz is a member of HEMAC since 2011.

Amelie Eilken

Amelie Eilken (*1985) started historical fencing in 2014. Her main focus in fencing is on the treatises of Joachim Meyer from the late 16th century. She is a founding member of the Meyer Class and has been training the Meyer Class Women group since 2019. Even before her official appointment as a trainer of Hammaborg she has been conducting workshops at national and international events. She is also one of the main organizers of the sHEMAsters event in Berlin and the Hammaborg Open Hall tournaments.

Thomas Rehm

Thomas Rehm (*1981) started historical fencing in 2013 at Hammaborg. His main interest is the longsword in the tradition of master Liechtenauer. He is also experienced in fencing with sword and buckler according to the manuscript I.33 and Joachim Meyer’s longsword. Since 2014 he assists Falko as a co-instructor on Fridays and he has been the club’s secretary from 2013 until 2015. Since 2015 he holds the office as treasurer. One can find him in the training hall on Saturdays where he instructs the Liechtenauer class.

Björn Rüther

Björn Rüther (*1978) started historical fencing at Hammaborg in 2011. As a co-instructor he has supported both the advanced students’ and the beginners’ longsword training since 2013. Apart from the Liechtenauer lineage from the 14th and 15th century his main focus is Joachim Meyer’s fencing from the Renaissance period in the late 16th century. Since early 2014 Björn Rüther has been the instructor for a longsword group that concentrates primarily on sparring.
Björn is member of the work team for tournaments and the education of refereesin the German national parent organisation for HEMA, the Deutscher Dachverband Historischer Fechter (DDHF).

Konrad Rast

Konrad Rast (*1978) started historical fencing in 2015 at Hammaborg. His main interest is the 16th century Rapier. He is also experienced in fencing with the longsword according to the Liechtenauer tradition and Langes Messer according to Johannes Lecküchner. One can find him in the training hall on Mondays where he instructs the Rapier Lesezirkel.