The British Federation for Historical Swordplay

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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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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