Vectir is HEMA club located In Mysłowice, Poland. We are mosty focused on langes messer, long sword and spear based on teachings of late-medieval fencing masters like Johannes Liechtenauer, Johannes Lecküchner or Peter von Danzig.
Every year we run fencing event: ŚKUNKS (Śląskie Konfrontacje Utraconych Nauk Kunsztu Szermierczego – The Silesian Confrontations of Lost Fencing Arts). It is an event aimed at promoting Historical European Martial Arts and giving HEMA practitioners an opportunity to compare their skills during speed cutting, historical wrestling, longsword, and langes messer tournaments.
One of the main objectives pursued by the organisers is to enable participants to share their experience in the interpretation of treatises through discussions, workshops, sparring, and competitions involving various weapons. The regular items in the programme are: a speed cutting tournament, a longsword tournament, and fechtschule. Another integral element of ŚKUNKS is a BBQ party.
The event, held in Rybnik, Poland, is currently the only such event in the region of Silesia and one of the few in Poland. ŚKUNKS has been held annually since 2009 and it has matured over the years along with the Polish HEMA community. We are especially proud of the fact that we propose at least one new idea during each edition.