Baptist Church Hall,
Please note this is the study of historical combat techniques in a safe, non-contact, it is NOT re-enactment, stage combat, LARP or other role-playing. Please see our post ‘What is HEMA’ for further information. Safe training and sparring is our primary concern. See our post: HEMA – is it safe?
We will be studying and applying techniques from historical manuals; the class will be no more demanding than a moderate physical exercise class; size, strength or agility are not limiting factors for this beginners’ class.
Light protective equipment (fencing jackets, masks, gloves, chest protectors and arm-guards) will be provided for use in class.
We will not be running full-contact sparring sessions during this course.
The format for the September class is outlined as a 6-week course, consisting of five taster sessions (probably in this order):
- sword and buckler
- medieval dagger
- and a group choice of weapon to finish week for 6.
The cost is £36 for 6 weeks.
Depending on takeup, we would then like to run a weekly club session as a regular gathering for more advanced lessons and full sparring.
Please pass on to friends, family and colleagues who may be interested.
For further information on historical swordplay, please go to: