The ARMAs goal is to instill an appreciation
for historical European fencing arts by presenting
it in a positive and historical manner and not as
fantasy or role-playing. ARMA-Youth is a resource
site for information on Medieval & Renaissance
martial arts for kids and young teens.
Parents / Teachers - Take advantage
of ARMA-Youths resources for teaching about
history, culture, exercise, and knightly virtues.
Young people need to be informed as to the true
accomplishments of Medieval and Renaissance cultures.
A major role of ARMA is education especially
youth education, and we aim to teach children and
teens about their Western martial heritage and the
merits of Western civilization.
Code of Chivalry :
Commitment to develop and train To seek excellence
Discipline Self-restraint or
control of mind, body, and speech.
Nobility in service to serve others before oneself.
Respect for all worthy people to appreciate others and see
the good in all.
Honor all those above your station to practice respect for
elders and those in authority.
Protect the innocent stand for the rights and liberties of
Courtesy to all ladies and gentlemen formal politeness.
Celebration of the Arts arts are
the food of the Chivalrous.
knight should be bold, fair, courteous and well-mannered,
generous and loyal, not foolish or rash, and should
speak fairly without discourtesy. A knight should
be all this, and also proud and fierce to his enemies,
and kind to his friends."
- Durmart le Galois
, 13th century
Serious study of historical
accepting a Code of Conduct.
Credo of Renaissance Martial Arts Studies:
History and Heritage
of Martial Spirit
knights, learn to love God and Honor women.
Be chivalrous and learn the art
that your honor will increase in war.
Wrestle well, skillfully wield
spear, sword, and dagger in a manful way.
- Master Sigmund Ringeck, fencing
master to the Duke of Bavaria, c.1430