HEMA beginners, Okehampton September 2017

Historical swordplay continues November 2017

HEMA beginners, Okehampton September 2017Our historical combat class for adults continues November 2nd at 8pm in Okehampton. Progressing with single sword, sword and buckler, dagger and rapier, there is optional light free-play in some of the weapons.


Baptist Church Hall,
Fore Street,
EX20 1AN

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.

Please note this is the study of historical combat techniques, 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?

The cost is £25 for 5 weeks.

Reply by email to westdevonswords@gmail.com, use our contact form, or call 07956 409818 to reserve your place.

Please pass on to friends, family and colleagues who may be interested.

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