On Sunday, April 3, 2016 was held for the Association of Historical Studies KORYVANTES the seminar entitled "Byzantine Hoplomachia of the early period" by the trainer of Classical & Historical Fencing and trainer of the Association Mr. George Georgas. Our members were trained in close combat techniques of the straight and lancet type of "paramirion" sword, combat engage against more than 3 opponents, "paramirion" sword techniques (lancet/straight) and "cheiroskoutarion" shield (buckler shield) against spears. The trainees had the chance to observe the differences with the "paramirion" sword of the late Byzantine period where the weapon had been replaced by the Byzantine saber sword , while also been trained on the latest. The session ended with a duel with these weapons between Mr George Georgas and his student Mr Ioannis Tzamalis. After the seminar, our members continued their training following a session in traditional archery.