The British Federation for Historical Swordplay

Club Name
Wessex School of Arms
Geographic Area


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 and buckler, two hand sword and dagger fighting) and on applying the techniques of Classical Pugilism to modern day self-defence. We currently run classes in Avebury, Bath and Marlborough and welcome new students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Weapons and Systems Taught

  • Backsword
  • Quarterstaff
  • Sword and dagger
  • Sword and buckler
  • Two hand sword
  • Dagger

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