Classes

Sword Academy group photo with young students and ladies in first row with sword and buckler, students with two handed swords with instructor Milan Petricevic in the middle of the standing row proudly representing HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts. Sword Academy students perform the solo / shadow techniques with longsword / sword from the Ochs guard inspired by historical sources from the German medieval and renaissance tradition, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum. Milan demonstrates during an outdoor class in front of Sword Academy students the staff exercise / drill inspired by historical sources from the German renaissance tradition, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum. Milan explains the concepts and details of the technique with the sword and buckler to the students in the indoor Sword Academy class session. Based on historical sources from German medieval and renaissance period, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum.

Sword Academy (WMA - HEMA - Martial Arts) Classes

Members Classes – Intermediate and advanced training

Completion of the Introductory course is needed to attend the members classes.

Sword Academy membership provides students with a safe and fun way to continue their study of Western Martial Arts (WMA) / Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) with our year-round classes in Calgary.
Images in the slider above illustrate many skills taught in Sword Academy class – both armed and unarmed.

Weapons you can learn about in Sword Academy class are classified as foundational weapons and all other weapons. Foundational weapons in our system are: long sword, rapier, staff and sword and buckler. Other weapons taught are: armored sword, axe, dagger, pole arms, shield, spear and sword. In addition to all the weapons there is also unarmed combat.

Students are able to learn the weapon skills from medieval period and renaissance period. Additionally classes are delivered using pan-European approach covering different national traditions: German, Italian, English, French and others.

Students also have a chance to learn some of the armored combat skills – without the expense of owning armor.

Most important – students train in a structured, safe, fun while challenging environment. Instructor delivers the content in a unique way to help everyone learn while maintaining class’s strong camaraderie within fellow students.