This is your first step to learning to swordfight with us at Austin Historical Weapons Guild. During the six-week beginner's students are introduced to the basics of sword fighting with multiple weapons, class etiquette, and safety protocols.
Due to the rise of COVID-19, we will be only offering Virtual beginner courses at this time. Students will be able to experience longsword, single-sword, dagger and rapier with provided practice weapons that are theirs to keep for at-home training.
For more information please read more fully about our Beginner Course HERE
While we are not currently meeting in person, these are our policies for doing so in order to keep our community safe. We hope to be back to fighting in person with these policies in Spring 2021.
A mask must be worn at ALL TIMES.
The door will be open to reduce touchpoints.
Each student will have the required gear laid out in their own training area.
All gear will be sanitized immediately before and after all classes.
Please stay home if you feel unwell in any way. Let's protect ourselves and each other through careful practices.
How do I get started with your school?
You would start with our virtual six-week Beginner Course.
Do I need my own Equipment?
You sure don't. The school provides all you need to train including weapons, masks, jackets, and anything else.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, athletic clothing that is suited for a wide range of motion. Closed-toe shoes are required.
When am I allowed to spar?
Once you have completed the six-week beginner's course, you are welcome to safely spar during open mat time and in house tournaments. Due to COVID, however, in-person training has been suspended.