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.
7pm – 9pm
Longsword (in the style of Philippo Vadi), instructed by Jamie MacIver
8pm – 10pm
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)
Wednesday 8pm – 10pm
Curently closed Longsword (in the style of Fiore d’ei Liberi), instructed by Ian Butcher
Rapier (using a mix of masters), instructed by Daniel Weir
with SideSword guest instruction by Sam Booth of the London Renaissance Sword Club
Thursday 8pm – 10pm
Curently closed 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.
– Kennington Park Community Centre, Harleyford St, Oval, London SE11 5SY
Nearest tube: Oval (northern)
– Kennington Park Centre for Smallsword
For our current members:
To follow the current regulation you need to have your own kit, if you are missing a piece or a sword do contact us to see if a long term loan can be made
Thinking of coming to your first class?
Due to the current pandemic and it’s regulation we are not accepting beginners for the time being, but you can signup 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.