We believe strongly in equality and inclusivity at the club, and welcome anyone from any background or nationality to come and train with us. Under-18s are also welcome although parental supervision is required.
Lessons are taught by a professional, internationally-acclaimed instructor, and have a strong theme of body mechanics and self-development as a competent and well-rounded martial artist.
Although it is not not something to worry about at the beginning of your practice, we do have some guidelines for buying your own equipment to make sure that whatever you buy is of sufficient quality to be worthwhile and safe. We also have some guidelines about how to carry your sword to and from training sessions to avoid falling foul of the law.
Training & Sparring
Our regular week-night classes tend to be technical lessons that focus on developing skill and ability. We start with very simple exercises, so that you will not feel out of your depth even if it is your first session, and then we develop the exercises over the course of the lesson to improve our skills.
We don’t tend to do much sparring practice during these regular weekly sessions, but we do organise weekend events every month or so, where we can practise sparring and make sure our technical skills work under duress.
Give it a Go!
If learning to fight with the longsword appeals to you, then visit the club and give it a go! Read more about what to bring and expect for your first session.