Our free introductory lesson is designed to give you a taste of the weapons, concepts, and techniques you will be learning while studying at NYHFA Kingston. You don't need to bring anything, just wear comfortable athletic clothing.
The New York Historical Fencing Association is a school of Historical European Martial Arts. We teach the Kunst des Fechtens (arts of fighting) of medieval Germany as described in the various surviving manuscripts of the Liechtenauer tradition. Students learn how to fight with the medieval longsword, period grappling techniques and other weapons of the system. Our members compete in tournaments across the country and abroad, and our instructors have taught at events around the world.