We offer regular training in several disciplines. We always welcome new faces, whether you’re a complete beginner or an old hand at HEMA. Classes usually begin with a group warm up exercise followed by a session of drill and study, concluding with coached or free sparring for those who have been certified as safe to do so. Please note, for safety and insurance reasons only club members are permitted to spar.

All of our classes are £15 for the full session, with a £10 introductory rate for your first two sessions.


Monday 7pm – 9pm

Longsword (in the style of Philippo Vadi), instructed by Jamie MacIver


Wednesday 8pm – 10pm

Longsword (in the style of Fiore d’ei Liberi), instructed by Ian Butcher

Rapier (using a mix of Italian masters), instructed by Sam Booth in association with the Renaissance Sword Club


Thursday 8pm – 10pm 

Smallsword (in the style of Angelo and Girard), instructed by Sue Kirk



St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Cadogan St, Chelsea, London SW3 2QT
Nearest tube: Sloane Square


Kit Requirements

For your first class, you will need nothing more than loose clothing you can exercise in. For more details on equipment as you develop or where to buy things please see the equipment page.

Thinking of coming to your first class?

Do it! Seriously, this is a chance to learn actual swordfighting. What could possibly be better than that? We always welcome beginners and many of our regular attendees had no HEMA experience prior to joining.

We offer a beginner’s discount which means your first two session with us are only £10. This can either be 2 sessions with the same weapon or not, depending on if you want to try things out or if you know what you want to study already.

Please note, very occasionally classes may be cancelled at short notice. Please check our Facebook page for updates.