We are the Academy of Historical Fencing, a modern martial arts club that teaches the competitive use of historical weapons to people of all ages (over 18) and levels of experience. We have over 100 members and two permanent instructors. We take part in competitions, duels, challenges and contests around the world and in the UK.
WHERE DO WE TRAIN?
We run two clubs in South East Wales and the South West of England. See ‘Our School‘ for more information.
WHAT WEAPONS DO YOU TEACH?
We teach armed and unarmed combat in the English, German and Italian traditions. We use longswords, sword & buckler, side sword, rapier, dagger, messer, sword & shield, spear and military sabre combat. All training is based on original manuals and manuscripts and therefore ideal for those wishing to increase their knowledge for stage, film, reenacting or historical research.
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