The School of Historical Fencing
Historical Italian and Spanish Swordfighting as per the medieval and renaissance manuals, taught in Preston and Box Hill.
Due to Covid-19 we are running a reduced schedule of classes – contact us to find out more
Here at the School of Historical Fencing in Melbourne, we teach adults and children according to the Italian traditions of knightly combat, dueling/street fighting, and ‘keeping the youth occupied’. If you’re already familiar with HEMA, you might be keen on learning Fiore, Italian rapier, Bolognese/sword and buckler/swashbuckling, and Destreza. We also regularly run short courses on other topics of interest.
Historical Fencing, also known as HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) and as WMA (Western Martial Arts), is an umbrella term covering the art of combat with weapons informed by historical, usually European, practice. Depending upon the specific style being studied it can include wrestling, grappling, kicking and punching arts as well.
If you would like to learn, have a quick look at our ‘New Here?‘ page, and then let us know which class you’d like to come to try.