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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • WEIRD OPEN 2023!

    • Save the date for JAN 27th-29th of our annual sword even that's not to be missed!  Spectators welcome.

    • Click HERE for more information

  • COVID POLICY UPDATE!

    • Travis County is currently LOW risk so that means masks are once again OPTIONAL for ALL students. We still ask for people to be fully vaxed or negative test within 24 hrs.  See our Covid Policies

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  • SWORDS on DEMAND!  

    • Have fun with a friend, lover or frenemy with one of our popular DAGGER DATES!

    • You can also add some swords and fun to events like Birthday parties or Bachelor/ette Parties 

    • Click on the links above and/or Email us for details!

Buy Merch!

Click HERE to find all the club gear you could want to represent your love for the Grackle and purple!  

How Do I Join?

Click HERE for information on Beginner Courses, Regular Classes, Virtual Classes, and our COVID response.  There is also a HEMA FAQ section.

Read the Blog!

Click HERE to read through the Blog for everything from training discussions, gear reviews, and HEMA quizzes!

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TESTIMONIALS

"The Austin Historical Weapons Guild is a great group of people who are genuinely enthusiastic and love what they do. The instructors are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable and they're a lot of fun to work with. I'd recommend anyone looking to get into HEMA look into training with them or doing their online courses!"

"The Virtual Beginner's Course was a great overview of several weapons with a little bit for everyone! Anthony and Anna demonstrated basic guards and cuts while providing best practices, tips, and historical context. Videos were fun and engaging. The course set-up was flexible enough to accommodate different schedules and despite being virtual, I still got meaningful feedback on my form and technique. I've learned so much and am looking forward to more classes!"

"Thanks to Anthony and Anna, the class was very inexpensive, and their teaching and feedback style made it incredibly easy to learn and retain the information that was taught as well as making the feedback simple and direct. If you're in the Austin area and are at all interested in historical swordsmanship I would highly recommend reaching out and seeing what class options are available."