Sergey Kultaev’s longsword seminar

Sergey Kultaev, founder and chief instructor at Freifechtergilde will be teaching a seminar at EHMS salle 10th of December. The seminar will start at 11:30 an end at 17:00, with an hour and a half lunch break in between the lessons.
The maximum number of participants for this seminar is 16. The seminar will be held in English, and the price is 40 €. Please fill in the form below to register for the seminar.


The longsword workshop subject:

Preforming thrusts in the tournament situations according to the Liechtenauer Tradition. Students level: intermediate. Equipment required: mask, gloves and jacket. Plastic chest protector is recommended. We all know, that the great Liechtenauer Tradition is full of thrusts. Absetzen, Mutieren, Ansetzen, development of the Ort in different situations… you name it! But how and when exactly can we effectively use these techniques in the tournament situations? Visit the workshop to find out our view on this case!



Sergey Kultaev (born 1980) started fencing at the school, “Riposte,” in 2003, after graduating from Saint-Petersburg State University. “Riposte” was the only place in Russia where students could study classical fencing. The tradition came to the Russian capitol with professor Joach Sieverbrück, who was invited by the ruling family to educate cadets in the noble art of fencing. The professor created the academy with the purpose of training fencing instructors. According to school history, the line of fencing instructors is direct, from the professor to Sergey Kultaev’s teacher Nikolay Chugunov (Master of Sport in epee in the USSR) who was not only a sport fencer, but also a historical fencing enthusiast. Sergey then started achieving his dream – learning elegant weapon martial arts traditions. Using his background in martial arts (kick-boxing), Sergey rapidly rose from beginner to local champion and, after just four years, became a fencing instructor. This has been his main professional activity for the past twelve years. Working as an instructor at “Riposte” (what became eventually known as the ‘International Academy of Fencing Arts’) Sergey started to travel around the world, studying different living martial traditions as Bartitsu, the Polish Cross-Cutting school, Matrak and so on. He is one of a small number of practitioners certified by the Sieniawski’s in Cross-Cutting technique, having achieved the level of instructor. Meanwhile, he had his own interests in fencing – the longsword in the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer and the Renaissance rapier based on the Italian masters. So, in 2008, he started to collect sources and interpret them into a working technique. After two years of studying an English translation of Ringeck in 2010, he started a longsword class at the Academy, based on his understanding of the tradition of Lichtenauer through the prism of his experience in fencing and close fighting martial arts. However, the study of ‘heavy’ weapons wasn’t supported by the Academy director. Strongly disagreeing with this position Sergey left the Academy and founded his own club, the ‘FreiFechterGuilde,’ dedicated to the study of the fencing arts of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. This was the start of the HEMA movement in its international form in Saint-Petersburg and Russia, because at the same time a branch of the School of Saint-George appeared in Moscow. In 2014, that school organized the first longsword tournament in Russia – the Saint-George tournament. Sergey went to Moscow and won the tournament. His student won 3rd place. Since then, Sergey has won every Longsword competition in which he has participated: – The Saint-George tournament.(2014, Moscow) – The “Kolchuga” (Chainmail in Russian) tournament (2014 Moscow) (his student won silver) – The Big Moscow tournament (2015 Moscow) (his student won silver) – The Big Moscow tournament (2016 Moscow) (his student won silver and another won gold in women’s longsword) – The Big Moscow tournament champion division (2017 Moscow) (his student won gold at Premier League ) He has also been participating and winning in other competitions in various weapon forms, like rapier, small-sword (over six championships) and olympic fencing (epee). For four years he has prepared over a half-dozen champions and prize winners in longsword, rapier, military sabre and small-sword. In international arena Sergey participated as invited instructor in USA and achieved gold at advanced longsword at IGX 2016, gold at rapier at Longpoint 2017 and medal of honor along with 4th place and longsword competition on this event. Hewon silver medal in rapier and dagger at Swordfish 2017. He positioned at rank 9 in international HEMA rating for longsword and rank 14 at rapier for september 2017. While the FreiFechterGuild was developing in Saint-Petersburg, it’s number of active members grew to over fifty. The FFG hostes the annual FechtTerra (since 2014 it has been Russia’s top longsword competition) and the St. Petersburg Challenge (with colleagues from the ‘Tramazzone’ fencing school) events. Over 120 participants from 8 countries participated in the last “Challenge”. Members of FreiFechterGuilde support the largest Russian HEMA-resource the “Longsword Club,” and translate Ringeck’s and Meyer’s works to Russian. At the beginning of 2016, Sergey was unanimously elected as the president of the National Federation of HEMA in Russia. Sergey’s favorite saying is, “Got hit? It means you were wrong!”. He teaches only the techniques that he has interpreted, tested, and mastered himself in sparring and tournaments. Being a responsible instructor and champion, he is still being taught by Kirill Kandat (master of epee in the USSR, trainer of the Russian Olympic fencing epee team) and he visits every fencing workshop accessible to him. “Studying is an infinite process. My feeling is that this art is like a puzzle and we’re discovering parts of it from multiple sources from different ages”.

Alexander Stankiewicz (born 1993) started fencing in his teens with the small-sword in the tradition of the French school of the XIX century. While growing up and getting “heavier,” his interest in weapons became heavier: first rapier, then saber, and then, finally his weapon of choice – the longsword after the tradition of Liechtenauer, mainly focused on Sigmund Schining ain Ringeck for the last four years. He is an active member of the HEMA Federation in Russia. Studying Ringeck under Sergey Kultaev’s guidance, Alexander developed as an instructor in the FreiFechterGuilde and successfuly added some medals to the club’s collection (bronze at the FechtTerra 2015 and gold at the Big Moscow Tournament 2016). He also placed in the top 16 at Swordfish X. Meanwhile he has also worked as part of the organizing and judging teams of various St-Petersburg annual HEMA-events: FechtTerra (since 2014) and the St. Petersburg Challenge (since 2016). 2017 tournament season was missing due the heavy knee injury and recovery after the surgery. Despite that, current position in HEMA rankings is 21 (september 2017), while best rank was 5. In his spare time he is acts as a promoter and popularizer of HEMA, administrating the largest Russian information resource – the “Longsword Club.”


Seuran pikkujoulut ja mixed weapons -kisa salilla 2.12.2017

Tervetuloa EHMS:n pikkujouluihin! Joulun lähestymisen kunniaksi seura järjestää salillaan mixed weapons -kisan, jossa kilpailijat arpovat käyttöönsä aseet usean vaihtoehdon joukosta. Mukaan mahtuu 20 kisaajaa, ja osallistuminen maksaa 10 €. Ilmoittaudu mukaan alla olevalla lomakkeella. Kisa alkaa salilla kello 10. Kisojen jälkeen aloitellaan juhlallisuudet salilla (ottakaa mukaan juotavaa ja naposteltavaa!), ja illalla siirytään bar & ravintola Feltbayhin osoitteeseen Tilkanvierto 7, 00300 Helsinki

Helsinki Longsword Open 2018

On the 20th of January swords will swing! Join us in Helsinki as EHMS hosts Helsinki Longsword Open 2018. This year we will be hosting open and women’s longsword, longsword cutting and a singlestick tournament.

The singlestick tournament will be held on Friday 19th of January at EHMS salle (Beckerintie 2, 00410 Helsinki). The doors will be opened at 17:00, gear check will be at 17:30, pools start at 18:00, and pools should finish around 22:00.

The longsword tournaments, cutting and the singlestick finals will be held at Ruskeasuon urheiluhalli (Ratsastie 10, 00280 Helsinki) on Saturday 20th of January. The doors open at 8:00, gear check for the first pools begins 8:45.

A more detailed schedule will be released later.

EHMS will provide all tournament and cutting weapons.


Women’s longsword: 80€

Open longsword: 80€ (or +15€ if you are already paying for women’s longsword)

Cutting tournament: 35€

Singlestick: 15€ (note: singlestick eliminations are held on Friday and the maximum number of competitors is 20)


We will send bills per email based on your registration. You can pay the bill using bank transfer, or through Paypal. When using Paypal, please add 5 € to the bill to cover Paypal’s charges.

The registration will not be considered confirmed until payment has been received!

All participants must be at least 18 years old.


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Mikäli sinulla ei ole Seuramappitunnuksia, laita sähköpostia osoitteeseen info(at) Lisäksi syysjuhlan yhteydessä äänestetään seuran uudesta logosta.

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