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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 COVID-19, we will be enforcing our safety policies.


 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

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How do I get started with your school?

You would start with our virtual or in-person 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. Beginners also get home trainers to keep.

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. 

Coronavirus corona virus prevention trav


These are our COVID guidelines for in-person classes and sparring.

Due to the rise of the Delta Variant in the great Austin area (you can see the Austin Guidance Here), we will now be requiring

proof of vaccination

as well as masks at all times.  We hope this helps diminish community spread and gets us all back to normal as fast as we can.


Please stay home if you feel unwell in any way.  Let's protect ourselves and each other through careful practices.

It's our goal to create a safe and healthy space for our HEMA community!