The ARMA Website Index and Map
Home Page – Main menu with links, publications and event notices.
About ARMA – Premise & Affirmations of the ARMA Approach to exploring our Western martial heritage, plus the ARMA Study Method for Historical Swordsmanship, and ARMA FAQ.
The ARMA Method - Descriptions of our system for study & practice of Medieval and Renaissance fencing.
Membership - Application to join, information on benefits, Students & Ratings within ARMA, Weapon Proficiency Certification Curriculum.
Practice & Training – Information on our Study Approach and Training Methodology. How to make ARMA padded contact-sparring weapons, Guidelines for rapier fencing, Guidelines for Contact-Sparring with padded weapons, tips on Medieval and Renaissance martial arts training.
Articles& Essays – Compositions on the reconstruction and replication of historical fencing and European fighting arts, research pieces, editorials, and commentaries.
Spotlight – Events and unique activities of special interest. Interviews and profiles of special interest to students and enthusiasts. Be sure to see the Top Myths of RMA.
Photos & Videos – Large collections of ARMA practice and training activities.
Seminars & Worshops - Information on the ARMA National Training Program and other ARMA clases and teaching events.
ARMA Practice Partners & Study Groups – A listing of our local chapters.
Insights from Historical Art - Presenting a major section featuring interesting examples on weapons and fighting from historical paintings, drawings, woodcuts, embroideries, and illuminations.
Reading & Research List – Online Manuals of European Masters; Lists of Historical Manuscripts; New Book Reviews; Bibliography of General Reference Books on Historical European martial arts, Medieval Arms & Armor or Medieval Warfare, Renaissance Fence or Swords & Arms, Videos, and more.
Historical Terms & Definitions – An extensive and useful list desribing Historical Fencing activities, Medieval Long-sword Terminology, Renaissance Fencing Terminology, Medieval & Renaissance Sword Forms and Companion Implements, Sword Parts, and a Replica Sword Glossary.
Forum - Moderated open forums for General topics, Unarmed study, and Research.
Ranking - A description of official student Ranks & Skills Certifications within ARMA's curriculum.
The Modern Study of Renaissance Martial Arts - A description of our modern effort and approach to reconstructing and reviving the craft.
Doing Things the ARMA Way - An explanation of our unique attitude and community.
"But what if I'm not a martial artist?" - An essay
describing how non-practicing members who do not actively train still
participate valuably as researchers and academics.
Introduction to Historical European Martial Arts - A concise description of our subject.
A Brief Survey of Renaissance Martial Arts Literature - A look at the historcial source texts we rely on.
Links – Endorsed as well as general links of martial interest.
What's New - Listing of latest additions.
Members Area - Our extensive private section with special study and training materials.
How to Begin? - A page suggesting what to begin reading and studying if you are entirely new to the subject and want to start.
FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions about ARMA.
Renaissance Martial Arts the Web Documentary - Our original 10-part cutting-edge first of its kind production. A must see for anyone interested in the history of fencing and European close-combat skills.
Where to Start - An overview of what to read first if you are new to our site or this subject.