|about AEMMA : roll of arms|
|The Duke of Bourbon reviews and comments on the blazons presented by the heralds prior to the tournament. (Olivier de la Marche, Hardoun de la Jaille, Anthoine de la Sale..., 1878, "Traicté de la Forme et Devis comme on Faict les Tournois")|
|The officially granted coat of arms of AEMMA|
At AEMMA, a personal coat of arms is a form of personal identification of which the central element is a shield. In general, heraldic achievements (arms) design and symbolism follow traditional channels, but its use can be as modern as appearing on websites, to embroidered patches depicting the owner's badge and sewn onto jackets or backpacks. Other applications include applying the arms to mugs or other inanimate objects.
AEMMA students, once they have successfully achieved the rank of Scholler, are encouraged to consider designing their own personal coat of arms. All Schollers and above have their arms displayed on the rack of arms at the salle d'armes. Plenty of advice and consultation is available from senior members of the Academy, along with one or two "defacto" heralds within the organization. Another extremely useful resource is the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada.
The display of the roll of arms in the following pages, begin with the presentation of the officially granted armorial bearings of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts. This grant was authorized by the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Ottawa. Other members of the Academy who are "armigerous" will have their presentation indicated by the armorial bearings' source from the Canadian Heraldic Authority. Other presentation of arms will indicate the year that the arms were assumed. The order of the roll is from the most senior member to the most recent member who achieved the rank of Scholler.