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Who we are:
Guam is the Guam Study Group for the Association of
Renaissance Martial Arts, popularly known as ARMA. ARMA
is an educational non-profit organization dedicated
to the study and practice of historical fencing and
the exploration and promotion of the Western martial
heritage. ARMA focuses on the interpretation and legitimate
reconstruction of Medieval and Renaissance combat systems
as a modern discipline. ARMA endeavors to approximate
historical fighting skills through a curriculum of reconstructed
techniques, principles, and methods for using a variety
of swords, spears, shields, staff weapons, daggers,
and unarmed grappling and wrestling skills as taught
in numerous surviving Medieval and Renaissance Era books
- Study European arms and armor from
the point of view of their historical function and
- Study historical source literature
as instructional fighting guides.
- Examine historical European martial
culture within a broader historiographic context.
- Study, Interpret, Practice, Promote,
and Teach the martial arts of Renaissance Europe.
- Offer classes based on ARMA's system
of established drills and exercises
- Train members to successfully complete
ARMA's Member Training Programs
- Advance the quality of skills demonstrated
with Medieval and Renaissance weaponry
- Offer members the benefits, advantages,
camaraderie, and opportunities of pursuing the study
of the martial arts of Renaissance Europe as a group
- Attempt to improve the relationship
between practitioners and academics in order to stimulate
the exchange of knowledge and encourage understanding
of historical European combat skills
- Raise the level of historical fencing
scholarship and practice on Guam
- Assist in the study and preservation
of Renaissance era historical sites on Guam
For more information, contact Anthony R.
Camacho, ARMA Guam Study Group Coordinator through our contact
form or call (671)477-8051.
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