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.
7pm – 9pm – KPCC
Longsword (in the style of Philippo Vadi), instructed by Jamie MacIver
8pm – 10pm – KPC
Smallsword (in the style of Domenico Angelo and P. J. F. Girard), instructed by Mark Rhind
Smallsword has changed location to Kennington Park Centre (KPC)
Smallsword has now restarted!
Currently closed Longsword (in the style of Fiore d’ei Liberi), instructed by Ian Butcher
7pm – 9pm – KPC
Rapier (studying a mix of largely northern Italian style masters such as Agrippa, Giganti, Fabris and Dancie), instructed by Daniel Weir
Thursday 8pm – 10pm – KPCC
Sword & Buckler (in many styles, focusing on the early styles of sword and buckler. From i.33 through transitional sidesword styles), instructed by Alexandra Austin.
Sabre (military sabre, primarily taken from American sources), instructed by Kerri McArthur.
KPCC – Kennington Park Community Centre, Harleyford St, Oval, London SE11 5SY
Nearest tube: Oval (northern)
KPC – Kennington Park Centre for Smallsword / Rapier
For new members:
We have a limited amount of equipment we can lend, so all you need to bring is clothing you can exercise in and a bottle of water. All loaner equipment is cleaned and left for 72hrs between use to prevent Covid transmission. If you have your own fencing equipment, please bring it.
For our current members:
Please bring your own equipment if possible as we are limited in the amount of equipment we can loan.
Thinking of coming to your first class?
Due to the current pandemic and it’s regulation we are heavily limiting attendance. if you are considering attending, please contact us first. You can also be added to our Mailing List, for information on one-off events. If you have any questions, send us a message at LondonHFC@gmail.com
We can only accept 18+
Please note, very occasionally classes may be cancelled at short notice. Please check our Facebook page for updates.