Katja Poppenhaeger – Martial Arts & Crafts

Katja Poppenhaeger is our next instructor announcement for BTSMMXX!

Special interest: early German longsword and messer (historical

sources: Ringeck and Lecküchner)

How she got into HEMA: Katja went to the Arisia fantasy convention in Boston a few years ago. She had wanted to do the jewellery making class, but it was booked out. So she did the other thing that was on at that time, and that was the longsword intro class with Athena School of Arms! She never

looked back.

Superpower: Overwhelming enthusiasm to do all the things!