I was looking into practising HEMA(Historical European Martial Arts) for many years, but when I had the money, I didn't have the time or vice versa. Now I have finally found (let's hope) a stable job and I have time, at least on weekends, but my local club closed 3 years ago. Contacting members of the old one is totally out of the question. I don't know why, but that is the answer I got when asked.
So, I don't have any option other than starting my own club, as it also takes too much time and money to travel to another town with an existing club for practice.
I talked to two members of the Spanish association of historic fencing (I live in Spain, by the way) and they offered help, which consists of training and advice.
The thing is, many people asked about a HEMA club in my town but when I tried to contact them they didn't answer, or are no longer interested. Two friends of mine are okay with the idea, but I am not sure how reliable they are.
Right now, I am trying to find a weekend to have a first basic try with those friends, in a club of one of guys from the association. He offered basic training to start practising.
It would be great if anyone could give some advice.
The main thing I want to know is how viable is what I am trying to do? And what other steps should I take?