Historical Fencing N.I. was formed by the instructors in our groups in Northern Ireland, and acts as the official northern arm of HEMA Ireland in matters where an official northern/U.K. presence simplifies things. All Historical Fencing N.I. members are by default HEMA Ireland members, and all HFNI instructors have passed the HEMA Ireland instructor assessments. Any contact with HEMA Ireland that deals purely with HEMA in Northern Ireland will be forwarded to HFNI.