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Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) became popular the US around 2010 and had been growing in Europe a few years longer. HEMA refers to forms of sword fighting from the Roman Gladius to the Rapier & Sabre. Not to be confused with Olympic Fencing, HEMA is a sport and art form that is designed around use of weapons that closely resemble what would have been used in period combat.

Pittsburgh Sword Fighters is made up of Broken Plow WMA (HEMA) and En Garde (Olympic Fencing). This Meetup page is mostly dedicated to the Broken Plow side of PSF. Come check us out or visit our website for more information: www.pittsburghswordfighters.com

New York Times video article on HEMA:

http://youtu.be/5zueF4Mu2uM

Pittsburgh Sword Fighters (PSF) is located at

352 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15223

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Recent Meetups

  • Jan 19, 2016 · 6:30 PM

    Common Fencing - Week 1 (of 8)

    5 Students

    This is the intro and prerequisite class for all of our following classes. You must start on week 1. The Common Fencing class is usually limited to 12 -14 people per... Learn more

  • Jan 2, 2016 · 11:00 AM

    Common Fencing - Week 1 (of 8)

    3 Students

    This is the intro and prerequisite class for all of our following classes. You must start on week 1. The Common Fencing class is usually limited to 12 -14 people per... Learn more

  • Nov 17, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    Broken Plow weekly practice

    3 Students

    Introduction class...  First time students are FREE. Returning students... $15 per 2 hour class or $40 a month Basic gear...  Loose athletic clothing and tennis shoes (... Learn more

  • Nov 10, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    Broken Plow weekly practice

    2 Students

    Introduction class...  First time students are FREE. Returning students... $15 per 2 hour class or $40 a month Basic gear...  Loose athletic clothing and tennis shoes (... Learn more

  • Nov 5, 2015 · 6:00 PM

    Open sparring and practice

    6 Students

    This an open spar/practice "whatever" you want night. Please bring your sparring gear or weapons you would like to work on. Josh will be running the sparring ring and... Learn more

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