Member Groups - BFHS http://thebfhs.org.uk en Aberdeen Swordsmanship Group Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:56:17 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The Aberdeen Swordsmanship Group exists as a non-profit making study group to provide training and study into historical European swordsmanship, Uphold a true historical and martial approach to all teachings done within the group and to conduct research into historical European swordsmanship, to contribute to the Western martial art community's overall understanding of historical treatises and their meanings



Web Site
www.swordsmanship.org.uk

Contact
Kim Young

Email
info@swordsmanship.co.uk

Geographic Area
Aberdeen

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Academie Glorianna Sun, 27 Nov 2011 23:49:38 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

Elizabethan Swordsmanship, specialising in the works of George Silver



Contact
Mark Hillyard - 01772 635398

Email
markhillyard@talktalk.net

Geographic Area
Lancashire

Qualifications
BFHS CI, BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Aisle O'var Backswording Clubbe Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:35:27 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

Aisle O'var are scholars and practitioners of the Ancient and Noble Science of Defence and that most excellent of ancient country sports, English Country Backswording Circa 1600. Our main focus is in the study of the single-handed broadsword/backsword and the English Quarterstaff/Tip staff using the principles of the true fight as laid down by George Silver in his Paradoxes of Defence in 1599 and his unpublished manuscript A brief instruction upon my paradoxes of defence and many other historical treatises for our studies of Traditional English Martial Arts (TE-MA) in order that we practise a complete martial system.



Note
Please email initial enquiries

Web Site
www.backswording.co.uk

Contact
Peter Holland - 07880605377

Email
info@backswording.co.uk

Geographic Area
Bedfordshire

Qualifications
Qualified Martial arts Coach, BADC Certified, Fitness instructor Level 2 , Circuit trainer Level 2, Personal Trainer Level 3.

Insurance
AMA (Instructors and Club)
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Black Boar Swordsmanship School Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:00:41 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

Black Boar Swordsmanship School is a martial arts school based in North Eastern Fife, and Edinburgh. It teaches the arts of military sabre, walking stick, courtsword and antagonistics to students 18 years and over.



Web Site
www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk

Contact
Ian Macintyre

Email
instructor@blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk

Geographic Area
Fife, Edinburgh and Congleton (Cheshire)

Qualifications
BFHS CI, BFHS IL1
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Dawn Duellists Society Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:40:55 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The Dawn Duellists Society is a historical fencing group studying the martial art of fencing, based in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. It aims to replicate as closely as possible the study of the arts of fencing in Western Europe from the 13th to 19th centuries. Studies cover disciplines as wide ranging as medieval longsword and sword and buckler through renaissance rapier to the military sabre, classical fencing and stick arts of the 19th century.



Web Site
www.dawnduellists.co.uk

Contact
Secretary or President

Email
secretary@dawnduellists.co.uk

Alternative Email
president@dawnduellists.co.uk

Geographic Area
Edinbrugh

Qualifications
BFHS CI
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Dragon’s Tayle Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:55:32 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description
Based on the centuries old writings of J. Ledall we practice an English art for the Longsword as it was used at the height of the Medieval period.

Through the Dragon’s Tayle structured learning programme you will learn basic principles that can be applied to any martial art and provide a solid base for understanding the core essence of self defence.

In addition we provide a fun, alternative means of gaining strength, fitness and agility that can be used to enhance all aspects of your life.


Web Site
www.swordfightnortheast.co.uk

Contact
Steve Thurston 07850816701 or 01325 378696

Email
scropecaptayne@aol.co.uk

Geographic Area
North Yorkshire
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Glamorgan School of Arms Sat, 22 Oct 2011 00:19:00 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

We are a Swansea based Western Martial Arts group, studying in the main techniques for long-handled and single-handed sword combat used in the period from the 13th and 16th Centuries.

Training every Wednesday 18:00 to 19:30 at St. Phillips Community Hall, Swansea.



Web Site
www.glamorganschoolofarms.co.uk

Contact
Dirk Neuman

Email
DNeuman@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Geographic Area
Glamorgan
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Linacre School of Defence Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:52:26 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The Linacre School of Defence exists to train its members in a pragmatic and martial approach to 18th-century British martial arts. Training is conducted in the small-sword, back-sword and pugilism as if preparing for a serious encounter rather than school play. The intention is to produce martial artists capable of competently defending their lives in a manner with which our ancestors would have been familiar. To develop the skills of our students we attempt to meet and train with practitioners of diverse (primarily Western) systems whenever possible. We aim also to promote an understanding of the theory of the art through the study of period texts.



Web Site
www.sirwilliamhope.org

Contact
Dr Milo Thurston

Email
enquiries@sirwilliamhope.org

Geographic Area
Oxford

Qualifications
BFHS CI, BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Medieval Combat Group Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:15:57 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

We practice swordsmanship from the medieval period, specialising in the German Longsword.

Classes are on Mondays, 7.30 - 9.15 in the Donegall Pass Community Centre, Belfast.



Web Site
http://www.facebook.com/MedievalCombatGroup

Contact
Matthew Malcolm

Email
matthew@medievalcombatgroup.co.uk

Geographic Area
Belfast

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Medieval Fencing Association Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:07:29 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description
Based in Slough and concentrating on the work of Sigmund Ringeck (Liechtenauer tradition)

Contact
Philippe Willaume

Email
willaume@btinternet.com

Geographic Area
Slough

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Medieval Martial Arts Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:35:35 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description
Medieval Martial Arts is a school of Western martial arts based in the South West and teaches authentic English martial arts & self defence.  The art uses a number of different weapons, including: quarter staff, various types of swords, pole arms, empty hand, and a whole host of combinations (sword & dagger and sword & buckler to name a few).

Web Site
www.medievalmartialarts.co.uk

Email
info@medievalmartialarts.co.uk

Geographic Area
Wiltshire
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Mercian Medieval Fight Club Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:02:16 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Contact
John Robertson 07749 723 769

Email
mmfc@live.co.uk
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Patrimonial Unified Martial Arts Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:36:59 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description
We teach bartitsu (walking cane self defence) hand to hand self defence, rapier and interpretational sword cane techniques. We have brought historic western martial arts bang up to the 21st century, teaching practical, usable cane fighting and self defence.

Web Site
https://www.facebook.com/pumabartitsu

Contact
Tamlin J McPherson

Email
tam.mcp@gmail.com

Geographic Area
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Schola Gladiatoria Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:07:25 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

Schola Gladiatoria is led by Matt Easton and has classes in London (Ealing) and Yorkshire (Bradford). It also has informal activities in Surrey (Guildford). We have taught at events across Europe since 2001 and cover medieval Italian and German knightly traditions (longsword, dagger, pollaxe, spear) as well as Victorian sabre and bayonet. We have won and ranked highly in numerous competitions throughout Europe and we run one of Europe's largest annual events - FightCamp. Our doors are always open to beginners



Web Site
www.fioredeiliberi.org

Contact
Matt Easton

Email
schola-gladiatoria@hotmail.co.uk

Geographic Area
West London, Bradford.

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor)
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School of Medieval European Fencing Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:35:37 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

We, as a School, have been practising and teaching HEMA for over 25 years. Our current teaching syllabus is based upon the 1503 - 1510 treatise by Master Sigmund Ringeck (the elder), who's own book expands on the teachings of the great Master Johannes Liechtenauer, setting down his system in the form of rhyming couplets in the mid 14th Century. Our current interpretation of the late medieval German system of fence has evolved from more than 15 years invested in researching, understanding and developing the principles involved in the system. Having based this research upon our own translation and interpretation of the manuscript we have rediscovered a very effective martial system from which sound martial principles have arisen and around which our syllabus has been designed. Our teaching very much focuses on the proper application of technique and discipline, encouraging our students to see the system as a whole and not just as a series of actions and reactions. Our gradings are currently based upon the longsword system as taught by Liechtenauer and the disciplines we teach are longsword, sword and buckler, dagger, messer, wrestling, staff and pole weapons, involving armoured and un-armoured techniques.



Web Site
www.ringeck.org

Contact
Chris Stride

Email
contact@ringeck.org

Geographic Area
High Wycombe

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Sheffield Academy of Western Martial Arts Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:32:43 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

All students start off looking at 19th Century British Military Sabre, initially at the works of Capt. Alfred Hutton, but then moving towards including the principles of the much earlier works of George Silver. Once a student attains Free Scholar rank, he may then request lessons in other weapons including Longsword (Fiore, Ringeck), Smallsword (Angelo, Hope) and Rapier (Fabris).



Web Site
www.sawma.org.uk

Contact
David Rudd (Chief Instructor)

Email
drudd@sawma.org.uk

Geographic Area
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Society for the Study of Swordsmanship - Durham Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:01:06 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Contact
Julian Reynolds

Email
durhamsss@orangehome.co.uk

Geographic Area
Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Society for the Study of Swordsmanship - Sheffield Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:19:25 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Web Site
www.ssssheffield.org.uk

Contact
Charles McCurdy (Secretary)

Email
mccurdycharles@hotmail.com

Geographic Area
Sheffield

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Stork’s Beak School of Historical Swordplay Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:20:15 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description
The Stork's Beak School of Historical Swordplay is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The School is based on teaching, practice and research going back some 12 years. We currently offer regular courses of instruction in Longsword, Dussack, Two-Handed sword and the Great Stick or Bastone. We use steel replicas of historical weapons and teach systems, principles and techniques drawn from texts on the subject of fencing written between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Web Site
www.storksbeak.co.uk

Contact
Andy Taylor

Email
krumphau@gmail.com

Geographic Area
Edinburgh, although we are more than happy to do Workshops etc further afield

Qualifications
BFHS IL1
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Sussex Sword Academy Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:19:32 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The SSA (previously Sussex Rapier School) was founded in 1997. It strives to cover all things sword and sword related from Longsword to Rapier and Highland Broadsword to Small Sword as well as other sword related forms. The SSA's aim is to become a centre for sword study (hence the change in the name). In addition to the weekly programme, one to one tuition, weekend workshops and bespoke courses are available on request. All levels of ability welcome, from beginner to advanced. The Longsword, Rapier and Highland Broadsword are introduced to the beginner, these weapons are used to impart the basic concepts of fencing. There is a defined SSA level system, whether the student wishes simply learn the art of defence, or would prefer to study in order to become an instructor and, in time, a master at arms.



Web Site
www.sussexswordacademy.org

Contact
Andrew Feest – 01273 685664

Email
info@sussexswordacademy.org

Geographic Area
South East

Qualifications
BFHS CI, BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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The Exiles Wed, 02 Nov 2011 00:53:49 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The Exiles is a Martial Arts School based in London England with several study groups around the UK and Europe. We teach a workable and full martial curriculum to students that enables them to both fight just as those who were originally trained in our Arts and to a level that they could rely upon their skills to defend themselves in modern-day situations.



Web Site
www.the-exiles.org.uk

Contact
Secretary

Email
secretary@the-exiles.org.uk

Geographic Area
East London, Essex, Norfolk, Cumbria, West Wales

Qualifications
BFHS CI, BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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The Grange Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:27:16 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Web Site
www.suspensionofdisbelief.co.uk

Contact
Jim Sephton – 0778 0604939

Email
jim@suspensionofdisbelief.co.uk

Geographic Area
West Midlands
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The Hotspur School of Defence Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:57:02 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The HSD pursues the historically accurate study of Europe's traditional fighting arts, most commonly the use of sword between the years 1300 and 1500. Our ethos is to research, practice and uphold the teachings and legacy of the original historical masters of defence, according to the principles they recorded for all time.

The School has six chapters, located in Alnwick (Northumberland), York (North Yorkshire), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Consett (County Durham) and Coldstream in the Scottish Borders, along with a chapter in Washington State in the US.

Methods studied for all students include longsword and messer. Students can then play for their scholar's prize and broaden their horizons by studying from the full corpus of arms, including dagger, wrestling, spear, pollaxe, glaive, quaterstaff and off-hand weapons with the messer and/or arming sword.



Web Site
www.hotspur.org.uk

Contact
Marshal of the School, Bob Brooks

Email
hotspurschool@aol.com

Geographic Area
Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Scottish Borders

Qualifications
BFHS IL1
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Tudor Rose School of Defence Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:17:28 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

The Tudor Rose School of Defence studies and practices what its Chief Instructor, John Hodgson, terms as Elizabethan sidesword.

Students are coached in the use of a weapon which evolved from the mediaeval side and arming sword and was designed for use on the battlefield; in duels of honour and as civilian self defence.

Source materials studied are:

Camillo Agrippa - Treatise on the Science of Defence 1553

Giacomo Di Grassi - True Arte of Defence 1570

Vincento Saviolo - His Practice 1595

George Silver - Brief Instructions circa 1604



Contact
John Hodgson (Chief Instructor) - (07885) 437869

Email
john.hodgson141@o2.co.uk

Geographic Area
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Qualifications
BFHS IL1 Instructor

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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Wolfshead School of Western Martial Arts Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:17:10 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

We are a newly formed School studying Western Martial Arts in Lincoln, on a Friday evening between 7:30 - 9:00pm

We are studying techniques using Tomahawk and Long Knife, but we also run sessions on the use of the Longsword

 



Web Site
www.wswma.org.uk

Contact
Phillip Walters

Email
spiralpyrofox@yahoo.co.uk

Geographic Area
Lincolnshire

Qualifications
BFHS IL1
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York Free Fencers Guild Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:15:46 GMT web@thebfhs.org.uk (BFHS) Logo



Description

We are a study group working on the 16th Century manuscripts of Joachim Meÿer as part of the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild. In 1570, Meÿer published a work entitled Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens ("A Thorough Description of the Art of Combat") illustrated by Tobias Stimmer.  It is this that we are studying among his other works. We train Longsword at the moment.



Web Site
www.yorkfreefencers.co.uk

Contact
Payson Muller (Study Group Leader)

Email
yorkfreefencers@gmail.com

Geographic Area
York, North Yorkshire

Qualifications
BFHS IL1

Insurance
BFHS (Instructor and Member Level)
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