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Philadelphia Common Fencers Guild

West Philadelphia's only Historical European Martial Arts group, currently focusing on the Italian Longsword traditions of Fiore Dei Liberi and Phillipo Di Vadi

Classes take place Saturdays at 11am in clark park and Sundays at 11am in the art in motion dance Academy on 233 N 12th St. Classes alternate week by week between the park and the dance studio, we post in our group to allow students to know when and where classes will be!

Our classes are affiliated with the Hema alliance and welcome to all genders, ages, experience levels, and martial backgrounds.
Our practice is collaborative and cooperative in nature and as such we support and brandish inclusivity as well as friendly, healthy competition and martial spirit. 
Racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism is not tolerated and will result in ejection from class.

Rejoice, your life is in your hands!

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Train With us @ Clark Park

Saturdays - 11AM-2PM
4300 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Train with us @Art in Motion

223 N 12th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

 
 

Press

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HEMA deals primarily with martial arts that were practiced at one point in history but have died out, evolving into others. It’s not just swordplay, but also involves heavy studying of illustrated manuals that depict the style and weaponry used.

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Flowerpoint 2017

Photo Credit: Jeff Priester

 
 Clash of Claymores 2018  Photo Credit: William Gollatz

Clash of Claymores 2018

Photo Credit: William Gollatz

 Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament: Fighty McFightFace 2018  Photo Credits: Dana Dougherty

Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament: Fighty McFightFace 2018

Photo Credits: Dana Dougherty