Ilkka Hartikainen

Ilkka Hartikainen has been active in HEMA since the early 2000’s, with a focus on Bolognese fencing tradition. Ilkka specializes on the use of the single-handed sword as described by such masters as Achille Marozzo and Giovanni dall'Agocchie, but considers the Bolognese tradition as a complete martial art also covering the use of the two-handed sword, polearms and close-quarters techniques. Ilkka has been strongly involved in the founding of two HEMA clubs in Finland, first the EHMS and now the Tavastia Fencing Society, through which Ilkka facilitates his training and organizes workshops in Finland and abroad. Ilkka also runs an online training community at