The British Federation for Historical Swordplay

Aberdeen Swordsmanship 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 […]

Black Boar Swordsmanship School

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 […]

Glamorgan School of Arms

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. […]

Hotspur School of Defence

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 […]

Linacre School of Defence

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 […]

Medieval Combat Group

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.

Tudor Rose School of Defence

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 […]

Wessex School of Arms

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 […]

York Free Fencers Guild

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 […]

York School of Defence

Our main Western Martial Arts session takes place between 8:00 and 10:00 PM on Tuesday evenings at the Melbourne Centre on Escrick Street near Fishergate, York, YO10 4AW. All are […]

Latest News

Autumn Exchange 2016

Autumn Exchange 2016 took place over the weekend of 19th-20th November, and was hosted by Wolfshead School of Western Martial Arts in Lincoln. Originally there had been two other plans […]

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IL1 Assessment Day, September 2016

On September 3rd 2016, the BFHS ran an IL1 assessment day hosted by the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship and run directly by Chief Assessor Martin J Dougherty. The […]

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