Swords? Fecht yeah, we love swords!

We love swords and history, but, most importantly, we’re here to train and learn.

We want students with humble hearts and open minds. We want students who will work hard, get sweaty, and challenge themselves. We want students who will make positive changes!

Do you just want to chat about swords? 
That’s great too, but we’re focused on the martial and practical aspects of our art. If you just want to talk shop and look at pretty things, I can recommend a few groups for you.

 

What is HEMA?

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), is an umbrella term used to describe any of the martial art practices rooted in historical fight manuals written in Europe between approximately 1300 and 1900 CE. Nearly every European culture produced instructional texts were that were developed by masters of combat and were used to teach a range of techniques from unarmed fighting to full-on horse mounted combat. HEMA is, perhaps, most well-known for its sword practitioners. This includes longsword, rapier, sword and buckler, and saber.

We are an affiliate of the HEMA Alliance! This organization provides resources to American HEMA clubs. Click here to learn more.