Welcome to the Scola della Scherma Storica in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are a club dedicated to the study of the martial arts of early modern Italy. We focus on studying and understanding the fencing manuals written and published between 1400 and 1800 in Italy. While we are aware that practical application of these skills is necessary, the main focus of this group is on understanding and putting into practice the teachings of the historical documents. As a result we offer a welcoming and non-competitive environment for people to learn about the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) of the Italian traditions. Benvenuto Lettori!