Jérôme Paupe has been practicing HEMA since 2007, practicing with La compagnie médiévale, and studying many weapons. In the early days they studied Le jeux de la hache, Liechtenauer, and the manuscript of I.33. The longsword was his focus at that time.
Between 2011 and 2013 he did full contact combat in full plate armor. He did longsword, polearm, and kite shield with one hand sword. He has won several titles and is proud of those accomplishments. This competitive scene made him love tournaments and he then focused on developing himself by his own initiative.
Currently he studies in his club Meyer longsword, Destreza and I.33. He teaches the advanced and beginner sword & buckler class in his school. Even though he uses primarily the I.33 as his main source, he tries to use a wide range of different martial arts sources to improve his understanding of the art and prefer to have a flexible approach.