Esfinges, Women in Historical European Martial Arts is creating Online network and resources for Women in HEMA
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Esfinges is the first female international HEMA network, created to unite and support women martial artists and other minorities, as well as to encourage more women to take up the practice of Historical European Martial Arts.

We started our journey 6 years ago, with a humble idea that since then it has taken off, to become a huge project with a lot of growth capacity but lacking the tools to do so. 

Through this years we have provided Women with a platform where they can connect with others, allowing them to feel more confident and supported and helping them be the best they can be through their HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) journey. 

Our platform provides :

A closed forum for Esfinges members, where they can talk confidently in a troll-free environment.

A Facebook page, in which through positive images, memes, and videos, we try to break the taboo of "HEMA not being for Women" one post at a time. We want people to know that anyone regardless of age, skin color, religion, gender or sexual identity, belongs to HEMA. 

A Website, created with the intention of being a welcome spot for anyone who wants to learn more about HEMA, providing them with tools and answers to the most common questions, helping them connect with clubs and creating an upfront inclusive environment. 

A blog, created as a platform that allows women voices to be more visible, as well as discussing HEMA related and women focused subjects. We aim for our blog to provide the missing information women need to make their HEMA experience the best possible. 

A store, offering HEMA apparel that reflects inclusion. 

Sponsorship, support, and tools to events, clubs, and people aiming to create safer, friendlier and more inclusive environments for their clubs and events. 

Esfinges remains as a great place to learn what the needs and situation of women in HEMA is, at the same time as a great place to make new friends, learn and teach, empowering women to reach their goals. 
Tiers
Sphinxling
$1 or more per month
For those fans who want to support, but have a limited budget. Think of it as donating those coins you accidentally dropped on the street!

You will receive: 


- a Digital Esfinges Membership Card 

True Sphinx
$5 or more per month
Do you like our work enough that you would to buy us beer or a coffee, maybe a cookie every now and then? This is the option for you! 

You will receive:


- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- Esfinges Patch

Card-Carrying Member of the Sphinxs Club
$10 or more per month

Not only do you love Esfinges, you want to make sure things run smoothly! You are the one who makes sure our website stays accessible so we can reach more people, and increase the number of friends you get to fence!

You also love our original content and you know it! You want to make sure we reach those artists and hire them (paying them for their work hard work is an Esfinges value!) to give you sweet, sweet original content!

You will receive:

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- Esfinges patch




Modern Day Walpurgis
$20 or more per month

Behind every image, there is a designer

Behind every post, there is a person

Behind every admin action on the forum or page, there's some one putting their time for you to have a good experience. 


And you want them to be recognized, better yet, you want them to have the tools and motivations to do more!


This tier is for those individuals who both, want to see more things, and want all the staff to get an appreciate token for their work every now and then <3

 You will receive:

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- Esfinges patches

- Esfinges T-shirt 

Modern Day Walpurgis Club Pledge
$25 or more per month

You love HEMA and we know it, you want more women in your club and we support you! We want clubs to be safe, healthy environments and you are 100% up for that task!

By selecting this tier, we will display a banner and link to your club in our (coming soon) clubs section on our website!: www.esfinges.net

**Before you join us on this adventure! Esfinges' conditions to display any club or HEMA page on our website is for the Club/Group/Page to make an active effort in creating a healthy, safe, discrimination free environment that welcomes women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and any other minority with open arms.

If your club does not feel up to the commitment, or does not fulfill these conditions, save us the effort of removing your club from our website, and don't pledge :) 


 You will receive:

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- 5 Esfinges patches

- Banner and Link to your club page on the Esfinges website

Boudicca Club Pledge
$50 or more per month

You support our cause, you want EVERYONE to know it, and you want the cause to add more fencers in your club/page/store


Your Club/Store/HEMA related page banner will be displayed on our Home page, Resources page and (coming soon) Clubs or Resources page.

**Same conditions as our previous Tier Apply!


 

 You will receive:


- Banner and Link to your Club/Store/HEMA Page on the Esfinges website

- Banner and Link to your club/store/HEMA site on the Esfinges Home and Resources Page

 - Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

 -Esfinges T-shirt 


Boudicca
$50 or more per month

 You support our cause, you want EVERYONE to know it! And honestly, so do we!

We will add your picture and name under the *Coming soon Sponsors section on our website!

**Before you join us on this adventure! Esfinges seeks to make an active effort in creating a healthy, safe, discrimination free environment that welcomes women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and any other minority with open arms. As an organization that is against any form of discrimination, we expect of our sponsors to represent those values.

If you do not feel up to the commitment, or does not fulfill these conditions, save us the effort of removing or denying the pledge  :)


 You will receive:

- Display on our Sponsors section

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

-Esfinges T-shirt 

-Esfinges Patch

-Esfinges Stickers

Goals
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Sweet, Sweet content!

Those fancy artist that we see online? Now we can commission them to bring us some amazing content. 

You know, the images that make us feel empowered, that we can show to our daughters or nice when they ask if girls can be fighters, images that make us feel identified, or that reflect the true spirit of a Sphinx and our love for HEMA.
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Esfinges is the first female international HEMA network, created to unite and support women martial artists and other minorities, as well as to encourage more women to take up the practice of Historical European Martial Arts.

We started our journey 6 years ago, with a humble idea that since then it has taken off, to become a huge project with a lot of growth capacity but lacking the tools to do so. 

Through this years we have provided Women with a platform where they can connect with others, allowing them to feel more confident and supported and helping them be the best they can be through their HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) journey. 

Our platform provides :

A closed forum for Esfinges members, where they can talk confidently in a troll-free environment.

A Facebook page, in which through positive images, memes, and videos, we try to break the taboo of "HEMA not being for Women" one post at a time. We want people to know that anyone regardless of age, skin color, religion, gender or sexual identity, belongs to HEMA. 

A Website, created with the intention of being a welcome spot for anyone who wants to learn more about HEMA, providing them with tools and answers to the most common questions, helping them connect with clubs and creating an upfront inclusive environment. 

A blog, created as a platform that allows women voices to be more visible, as well as discussing HEMA related and women focused subjects. We aim for our blog to provide the missing information women need to make their HEMA experience the best possible. 

A store, offering HEMA apparel that reflects inclusion. 

Sponsorship, support, and tools to events, clubs, and people aiming to create safer, friendlier and more inclusive environments for their clubs and events. 

Esfinges remains as a great place to learn what the needs and situation of women in HEMA is, at the same time as a great place to make new friends, learn and teach, empowering women to reach their goals. 

Recent posts by Esfinges, Women in Historical European Martial Arts

Tiers
Sphinxling
$1 or more per month
For those fans who want to support, but have a limited budget. Think of it as donating those coins you accidentally dropped on the street!

You will receive: 


- a Digital Esfinges Membership Card 

True Sphinx
$5 or more per month
Do you like our work enough that you would to buy us beer or a coffee, maybe a cookie every now and then? This is the option for you! 

You will receive:


- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- Esfinges Patch

Card-Carrying Member of the Sphinxs Club
$10 or more per month

Not only do you love Esfinges, you want to make sure things run smoothly! You are the one who makes sure our website stays accessible so we can reach more people, and increase the number of friends you get to fence!

You also love our original content and you know it! You want to make sure we reach those artists and hire them (paying them for their work hard work is an Esfinges value!) to give you sweet, sweet original content!

You will receive:

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- Esfinges patch




Modern Day Walpurgis
$20 or more per month

Behind every image, there is a designer

Behind every post, there is a person

Behind every admin action on the forum or page, there's some one putting their time for you to have a good experience. 


And you want them to be recognized, better yet, you want them to have the tools and motivations to do more!


This tier is for those individuals who both, want to see more things, and want all the staff to get an appreciate token for their work every now and then <3

 You will receive:

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- Esfinges patches

- Esfinges T-shirt 

Modern Day Walpurgis Club Pledge
$25 or more per month

You love HEMA and we know it, you want more women in your club and we support you! We want clubs to be safe, healthy environments and you are 100% up for that task!

By selecting this tier, we will display a banner and link to your club in our (coming soon) clubs section on our website!: www.esfinges.net

**Before you join us on this adventure! Esfinges' conditions to display any club or HEMA page on our website is for the Club/Group/Page to make an active effort in creating a healthy, safe, discrimination free environment that welcomes women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and any other minority with open arms.

If your club does not feel up to the commitment, or does not fulfill these conditions, save us the effort of removing your club from our website, and don't pledge :) 


 You will receive:

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- 5 Esfinges patches

- Banner and Link to your club page on the Esfinges website

Boudicca Club Pledge
$50 or more per month

You support our cause, you want EVERYONE to know it, and you want the cause to add more fencers in your club/page/store


Your Club/Store/HEMA related page banner will be displayed on our Home page, Resources page and (coming soon) Clubs or Resources page.

**Same conditions as our previous Tier Apply!


 

 You will receive:


- Banner and Link to your Club/Store/HEMA Page on the Esfinges website

- Banner and Link to your club/store/HEMA site on the Esfinges Home and Resources Page

 - Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

 -Esfinges T-shirt 


Boudicca
$50 or more per month

 You support our cause, you want EVERYONE to know it! And honestly, so do we!

We will add your picture and name under the *Coming soon Sponsors section on our website!

**Before you join us on this adventure! Esfinges seeks to make an active effort in creating a healthy, safe, discrimination free environment that welcomes women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and any other minority with open arms. As an organization that is against any form of discrimination, we expect of our sponsors to represent those values.

If you do not feel up to the commitment, or does not fulfill these conditions, save us the effort of removing or denying the pledge  :)


 You will receive:

- Display on our Sponsors section

- Digital Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

- REAL, Physical, Esfinges Member/Supporter Card

-Esfinges T-shirt 

-Esfinges Patch

-Esfinges Stickers