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 not be offering wrestling or dagger as a part of our training, but students will still be able to experience longsword, single-sword, and rapier. Students will be provided with a practice wooden longword that is theirs to keep for at-home training.
Please take a moment to review our COVID-19 policies to ensure you are ready to train with us! Keep an eye on our calendar for new sessions!
In light of recent events, our policies have changed in order to keep our community safe. We will be offering consistent online content for those who wish to train at home, but for those who attend class in our space, it will look like this:
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 a 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. These are currently on hold, however, due to COVID-19.