Join our Beginners’ Swordsmanship Course and Train With Us

Beginners’ courses are run every six weeks, book early to avoid disappointment.
You need more swords in your life and you need it yesterday

Learn the fundamentals of attack and defence with the Highland Broadsword before moving on to all our other fencing styles.
The pointy part goes in the other guy

No equipment needed, lender fencing masks and training blades are supplied in class.
Just bring yourself, comfortable clothing, and all the friends you can convince

Classes are held Wednesdays 8pm-10pm in the Fratton Priory Sports Centre (Upper Gymnasium).
Extra weekend sparring days for course graduates who demand twice as much fencing

Parking available on site, Fratton Railway station also located nearby for a rail link.
Do not cycle into class to “simulate mounted combat”

Classes only available to students aged 18+.
Leave the baby at home, babies make for poor parrying devices

Pricing is £30 for the three weeks of your beginners’ course, and includes a free week of regular classes so you can get a taste for our usual sessions.
We will spend it on swords

If after the first session you find HEMA is not for you then we’ll refund your course fee.
No questions asked

Regular training fees are £10 a session or £30 for a months membership. All fencers who train with us regularly will also require an annual £16 for insurance provided by the British Combat Association.
Safety first, last, and always

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We’ll answer all your questions and reserve you a place

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