The British Federation for Historical Swordplay

West Devon Swords

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BFHS IL2 Assessment May 2019

BFHS IL2 Assessment May 2019 It was a day long in coming, but on May 25th 2019 the first BFHS IL2 assessment took place. The event was hosted by SSS […]

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BFHS Position Regarding Scottish HEMA Controversy

The bellow is a message from the President of the BFHS, Martin Dougherty: BFHS Position Regarding Scottish HEMA Controversy  This matter was brought to my attention some time ago by some […]

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