No. Historical re-enactment is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period. So while there may be overlap between the two, the goals are completely different.

Most HEMA groups don't focus on any specific event, area or time period, nor is the goal to recreate the past lifestyle. We focus on the Historical European Martial arts.

Find out more about re-enactment here.