The British Federation for Historical Swordplay

Find A Group

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

The Wessex School of Arms specialises in the historical martial arts of England with a particular focus on the works of George Silver (covering backsword, quarterstaff, sword and dagger, sword […]

West Devon Swords was established in 2014 by Robin Catling and Vicki Pritchard. We are part of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay (BFHS). What we do In the tradition […]

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 […]

The York School of Defence train on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Melbourne Centre on Escrick Street near Fishergate, York, YO10 4AW. We offer a number of […]