- Lehrling (Apprentice/Scholar)
Symbolized by the Buffalo, holders of this rank are novice students
in MEMAG. This rank is achieved upon joining the MEMAG Longsword Class.
Students must complete the following to attain the next rank:
- Langenschwert (Longsword)
- Lehrling Langenschwert
- Geselle (Journeyman/Free
Scholar) Symbolized by the Deer, holders of this rank are proficient
students in MEMAG, and sometimes aid in teaching.
- Ringen (Wrestling)
- Lehrling Ringen
- Messer (Large Knife)
- Lehrling Messer
- Stangen (Staff)
- Lehrling Stangen
- Geselle Langenschwert
- Vorfechter (Advanced-Fencer/Provost)
Symbolized by the Falcon, holders of this rank are advanced students
in MEMAG and assistant teachers.
- Lehrling Dolch (Dagger)
- Lehrling Sichel
- Geselle Ringen
- Lehrling Schwert
und Buckeller (Sword and Buckler)
- Lehrling Rappier
- Geselle Messer
- Bauern Stangen
- Lehrling Sense (Scythe)
- Lehrling Flegel(Flail)
- Lehrling Bauern Stangen (Peasent Staff)
- Lehrling Hellebarten
- Lehrling Langen
- Geselle Stangen
- Lehrling Zweihander
- Vorfechter Langenschwert
- Geselle in three
of the following: Dolch, Sichel, Schwert und Buckeller, Rappier, Sense,
Flegel, Hellebarten, Langen Spiess.
- Vorfechter in two
of the following: Ringen, Messer, Bauern Stangen, Stangen.
- Meister (Master/Teacher)
Symbolized by the Lion, holders of this rank are teachers at MEMAG and may run their own club. One who has attained the rank of Meister will enter a probationary period of one year, at the end of which he will be critiqued by his peers. During this time he must further progress in his studies and continue to contribute to MEMAG and the HEMA community. If his peers find that he has met their standards he is granted the rank of full Meister and his probation ends. If he does not meet his peers' standards then he enters another probationary period of one year and the process repeats.
Provisional MEMAG Ranks
One who teaches at MEMAG in the absence of any members who hold the
rank of Meister. Holders of this rank are expected to work their way
up to the rank of Meister.
One who assistant-teaches at MEMAG in the absence of any members who
hold the rank of Vorfechter. Holders of this rank are expected to work
their way up to the rank of Vorfechter.