Classes and Schedule

Longsword Fundamentals

No experience required

Saturdays from 12-1

Brand new to historical fencing or haven’t really trained in a while?  This course is for you.  This 8 week course is designed around the fundamental skills required in fencing.  Each class will focus on a particular skill and reinforce the lessons of previous classes.  Students will learn basic cuts and parries, footwork and distance management, thrusting and winding, and be introduced to sparring and target cutting.  All training gear for this class will be provided.

Intermediate Longsword/KDF

You must complete Longsword Fundamentals to take this class.  Exceptions will be made at the instructor’s discretion.

Saturdays from 1-2

This class will focus on historical technique from the glosses of Psuedo-Peter Von Danzig and Sigmund ain Ringeck while continuing to refine and expand upon the fundamental skills of fencing.  This class is open to anyone who has completed the Introduction to Longsword course.  Mask and gloves are required.


This class will be held occasionally instead of Intermediate Longsword.  Students must roll their own tatami mats in advance or arrange to have them rolled.

Private Lessons

Lessons are available to individuals or small groups of up to 4 people and will be based on the experience level of the student(s).  To schedule a lesson or discuss rates for larger groups please message us on Facebook or email us at

Class Pricing:

Introduction to Longsword: $160 for 8 classes

Intermediate Longsword: $25 per class

Cutting: $8 per mat, limit of 3 per session

Private Lessons: $50 per hour

How to Sign Up

To sign up for a class, click here and pay.  Your spot is reserved upon receipt of payment.  Please include the full name of all students who will be attending



  • We will be training outside until the weather gets uncomfortably cold.  Water may or may not be available on site.  Please bring your own.


  • Wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes that are weather appropriate.

  • Make sure you are properly clothed for the sun and rain.  Classes will only be cancelled due to weather in extreme circumstances.

Loaner Gear

  • We have loaner gear available for all classes, so you can practice with a sword in hand as you begin training with us.  This also lets new students get a feel for HEMA equipment before investing in their own.



All Classes will be held at MMA and Sport, 26123 Ridge Road in Damascus, MD.  IMG_2499

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