Western Martial Arts
Medieval combat is also known as Western Martial Arts in many parts of the US. It is the fore-runner of modern fencing. It has it's own system of blade work but still has much of the mental game so intriguing about fencing. It is what Knights of the feudal period used. The sport uses mainly two handed long swords but "sword and buckler" and "sword and dagger" are also taught. Nylon weapon are used with fencing gear and if desired some forearm guards. There are competitions around the country that members attend. The activity is truly more a martial-arts combat system then a sport. Our classes have both men and women but is limited in age to sixteen and above. Click on this link for our schedule or here to register. Below are some photos of longsword fighting.