First french viking fighting gathering - Poitiers 08/31 and 09/01/19


HERJA is an event which aims to gather warriors and warrioresses, Vikings and Slavs, whom will battle together, being as historically accurate as possible, during two days.

In order to do this, we chose the fighting style that requires fencing masks and historical costumes : HEMA / HUSCARL.

One of these principal goal is to improve our researches on the reality of the fights during this era, mostly through battles, but also as discussions circles, demonstrations, conferences and every other activity we will be able to offer you.

HERJA aims to be an event gathering opponents, rather than a competition dividing enemies.


Did you know? 03/25/19 - Yet, Herja is a verb which, in old norse, means "to pillage", but it is also, in the norse mythology,[...] Read more

Places of our event 03/18/19 - Today, HERJA team invites you to discover the places of our event.[...] Read more

Website is online 02/02/19 - In this glorious February’s first saturday, all the staff is proud to present our website !

Happy Yule 12/21/18 - Today, the night will be the longest of the year, but the light shall come back, always… During the celebrations of Yule, we would like to tell you that the association of the Ours of Alfadir had a baby with the HEMA club of Poitiers, the Lame du Foyer. And its name is HERJA!

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