It can be difficult to run a HEMA club, or indeed any martial arts club. It can be even more daunting when you are opening a new club for the first time! Club leaders have all kinds of pressures and worries, and the way that you solve these problems really does matter.
I have collected on this page several of the articles I have written to do with running a club or offering advice for club leaders. Whether you are opening a new club, taking over a club as the new instructor, or simply looking to streamline or improve your club or organisation, some of these articles should be helpful. The main focus of these articles is HEMA, but mot of the advice will still make sense for any other martial art.
I have also written a summary of my philosophy for training and teaching, that I plan to keep updated and relevant as I write further articles on more topics. It is probably worth reading, as well as the following individual articles.
If you would like some additional help or advice with setting up or improving a club, please feel able to contact me for some online coaching and consultation. I’m always happy to help.