Courses

Students pose with staff weapons at the end of the Introduction to Renaissance Staff course inspired by historical sources from English renaissance tradition, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum. Students pose with longswords / swords at the end of the Introduction to Medieval Longsword course inspired by historical sources from German medieval (and renaissance) tradition, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum. Students pose in lunge with rapiers at the end of the private class focusing on Italian Renaissance Rapier inspired by historical sources from Italian renaissance tradition, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum. Students pose with swords and bucklers at the end of the Introduction to Medieval Sword and Buckler course inspired by historical sources from German medieval (and renaissance) tradition, part of Sword Academy HEMA / WMA / Martial Arts curriculum.

Sword Academy (WMA - HEMA - Martial Arts) Courses

Introductory Courses

Courses last five to six hours. Typically, a course is held in single day (turbo course). Rarely, a course can take two or three sessions (accelerated course). All courses are open to anyone with an interest in Western Martial Arts (WMA) / Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) / Martial Arts. Each course will cover the basic principles of a specific European weapon skills and have a hands-on component. Students will participate in drills and exercises designed to teach proper technique built upon the carefully laid out principles.

No experience or equipment is necessary, but athletic clothing and footwear is recommended.

Attending an introductory course is mandatory for all new students. Once the course has been successfully completed, attendance to members classes is permitted.

On completion participants will be entitled to a $20 discount off a three month Sword Academy membership if joining within two weeks from the course completion.
Register is via link at the bottom of each course description or if the link is not working use Contact Us.

Course space is limited, and courses are subject to minimum attendance.

August 2017
Introduction to Medieval Long Sword 12.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Renaissance Rapier 12.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Renaissance Staff 13.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)
Introduction to Medieval Sword and Buckler 13.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)

Introduction to Renaissance Staff 26.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Medieval Sword and Buckler 26.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Medieval Long Sword 27.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)
Introduction to Renaissance Rapier 27.Aug.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)

September 2017
Introduction to Medieval Long Sword 02.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Renaissance Rapier 02.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Renaissance Staff 03.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)
Introduction to Medieval Sword and Buckler 03.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)

Introduction to Renaissance Staff 16.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Medieval Sword and Buckler 16.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Medieval Long Sword 17.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)
Introduction to Renaissance Rapier 17.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)

Introduction to Medieval Long Sword 30.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)
Introduction to Renaissance Rapier 30.Sep.2017 – one session @ south (Sat)

October 2017
Introduction to Renaissance Staff 01.Oct.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)
Introduction to Medieval Sword and Buckler 01.Oct.2017 – one session @ south (Sun)

Rest of the dates TBA

Introduction to German Medieval Long Sword – Turbo Course – 12.Aug.2017

When: 12.Aug.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the two-handed German Medieval long sword. Handle a replica steel long sword and practice your new skills with wooden wasters.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German tradition
– Cutting with a double edged, two-handed sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to Italian Renaissance Rapier – Turbo Course – 12.Aug.2017

When: 12.Aug.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the Italian renaissance rapier. Handle a replica rapier and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the Italian Renaissance tradition
– Thrusting with a rapier
– Types of the thrusting attacks
– The parts of the rapier and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to English Renaissance Staff – Turbo Course – 13.Aug.2017

When:13.Aug.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the English Renaissance staff.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the English tradition
– Striking with the staff
– Thrusting with the staff
– The parts of the staff and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost: $149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Sword and Buckler – Turbo Course – 13.Aug.2017

When: 13.Aug.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the German sword and buckler. Handle a replica steel sword and buckler and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German Medieval tradition
– Cutting with the double edged single hand sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:
$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to English Renaissance Staff – Turbo Course – 26.Aug.2017

When:26.Aug.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the English Renaissance staff.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the English tradition
– Striking with the staff
– Thrusting with the staff
– The parts of the staff and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost: $149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Sword and Buckler – Turbo Course – 26.Aug.2017

When: 26.Aug.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the German sword and buckler. Handle a replica steel sword and buckler and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German Medieval tradition
– Cutting with the double edged single hand sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:
$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Long Sword – Turbo Course – 27.Aug.2017

When: 27.Aug.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the two-handed German Medieval long sword. Handle a replica steel long sword and practice your new skills with wooden wasters.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German tradition
– Cutting with a double edged, two-handed sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to Italian Renaissance Rapier – Turbo Course – 27.Aug.2017

When: 27.Aug.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the Italian renaissance rapier. Handle a replica rapier and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the Italian Renaissance tradition
– Thrusting with a rapier
– Types of the thrusting attacks
– The parts of the rapier and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Long Sword – Turbo Course – 02.Sep.2017

When: 02.Sep.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the two-handed German Medieval long sword. Handle a replica steel long sword and practice your new skills with wooden wasters.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German tradition
– Cutting with a double edged, two-handed sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to Italian Renaissance Rapier – Turbo Course – 02.Sep.2017

When: 02.Sep.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the Italian renaissance rapier. Handle a replica rapier and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the Italian Renaissance tradition
– Thrusting with a rapier
– Types of the thrusting attacks
– The parts of the rapier and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to English Renaissance Staff – Turbo Course – 03.Sep.2017

When:03.Sep.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the English Renaissance staff.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the English tradition
– Striking with the staff
– Thrusting with the staff
– The parts of the staff and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost: $149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Sword and Buckler – Turbo Course – 03.Sep.2017

When: 03.Sep.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the German sword and buckler. Handle a replica steel sword and buckler and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German Medieval tradition
– Cutting with the double edged single hand sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:
$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to English Renaissance Staff – Turbo Course – 16.Sep.2017

When:16.Sep.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the English Renaissance staff.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the English tradition
– Striking with the staff
– Thrusting with the staff
– The parts of the staff and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost: $149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Sword and Buckler – Turbo Course – 16.Sep.2017

When: 16.Sep.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the German sword and buckler. Handle a replica steel sword and buckler and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German Medieval tradition
– Cutting with the double edged single hand sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:
$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Long Sword – Turbo Course – 17.Sep.2017

When: 17.Sep.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the two-handed German Medieval long sword. Handle a replica steel long sword and practice your new skills with wooden wasters.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German tradition
– Cutting with a double edged, two-handed sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to Italian Renaissance Rapier – Turbo Course – 17.Sep.2017

When: 17.Sep.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the Italian renaissance rapier. Handle a replica rapier and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the Italian Renaissance tradition
– Thrusting with a rapier
– Types of the thrusting attacks
– The parts of the rapier and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Long Sword – Turbo Course – 30.Sep.2017

When: 30.Sep.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the two-handed German Medieval long sword. Handle a replica steel long sword and practice your new skills with wooden wasters.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German tradition
– Cutting with a double edged, two-handed sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to Italian Renaissance Rapier – Turbo Course – 30.Sep.2017

When: 30.Sep.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the Italian renaissance rapier. Handle a replica rapier and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the Italian Renaissance tradition
– Thrusting with a rapier
– Types of the thrusting attacks
– The parts of the rapier and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members
Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to English Renaissance Staff – Turbo Course – 01.Oct.2017

When:01.Oct.2017 from 10:00 to 14:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the English Renaissance staff.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the English tradition
– Striking with the staff
– Thrusting with the staff
– The parts of the staff and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost: $149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration

Introduction to German Medieval Sword and Buckler – Turbo Course – 01.Oct.2017

When: 01.Oct.2017 from 15:00 to 19:30
Where: Details at registration
Description: Learn to use the German sword and buckler. Handle a replica steel sword and buckler and practice your new skills with wooden weapons.
Topics covered in this course:
– Basic guards of the German Medieval tradition
– Cutting with the double edged single hand sword
– The eight cuts
– The parts of the sword and how they can be used
– Basic offensive actions, defensive actions and retaliations
– Proper stance and footwork
Cost:
$149 per person / non-member
A $15 discount is available for additional family members Register: Please include your name, your phone number and if under 18, your age, along with any comments you may have. We will respond as soon as we can, in order to verify your registration. Click Here to Submit Your Registration