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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. 

 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. (Teens have a different pathway you can find HERE)

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


Travis County is currently at MEDIUM risk which means masks for ALL students in the space.

We are still asking for a negative test within 24 hrs or a vaccination card to sign up for classes in our space.


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!