Which Class is Best for Me?
For you want to get familiar with Historical European Martial Arts we currently offer beginners’ classes in Longsword and Rapier & dagger. We provide all of the required fencing equipment other than gloves: you’ll need to bring your own lacrosse, ice hockey heavy gloves, or HEMA.
All classes are 6 week long and are open to anyone 12 years and older. The cost is $100 for the six weeks.
No IFC membership required.
If you’re looking for a fencing experience that tries to capture “real” sword fighting, this is the weapon you would love to handle! No previous experience in fencing or martial arts is necessary! If you are already a fencer or martial artist, the skills you’ve developed will be a great complement to your study of the longsword.
Beginning classes: (must sign-up for the 6-week course) Saturday mornings 11:00 am-12:00 pm and on Wednesday evenings 8-9 pm.
Intermediate classes (members only): Saturdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Rapier and Dagger
We will learn the main systems of Destreza with various technics as circular movements, ways of handling the sword, evasive footwork, controlling distance, good timing, engaging, right angles, disengaging, thrusts, parries, and disarming. Classes will include old Spanish “carousel” systems of training, use of the non-armed hand, or use of the dagger or cloak. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm.
Beginning classes (must sign-up for the 6-week course): Saturdays 1 pm-2 pm;
Intermediate classes (members only): Wednesdays 7 pm- 8 pm