What we're about

Liberty Sword Club is a group dedicated to the study of historical swordfighting traditions. Our basis is in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), but are eager to introduce other world fencing traditions to our overall repertoire.

WHAT IS HEMA?

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), is an umbrella term used to describe any of the martial art practices rooted in historical fight manuals written in Europe between approximately 1300 and 1900 CE. Nearly every European culture produced instructional texts were that were developed by masters of combat and were used to teach a range of techniques from unarmed fighting to full-on horse mounted combat. HEMA is, perhaps, most well-known for its sword practitioners. This includes longsword, rapier, sword and buckler, and sabre.

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We specialize in 15th century German Longsword and 17th century Dutch rapier, with smaller forays into French smallsword and Italian rapier.

Upcoming events (5+)

Longsword 101 (Beginner)

The Kennedy Dancers

$15.00

-----Beginners classes are currently closed. Please stand by while the current 101 class works through the curriculum--- This class will begin to teach the fundamentals of using the Longsword. Over the course of a few classes, we'll learn the nuts-and-bolts movements and ideas that make up foundations and language of the historical German longsword tradition. Class will take place at The Kennedy Dancers (79 Central ave, Jersey City). Please bring shoes with light-colored soles that are for indoor-use only. Black-soled shoes will not be allowed. There are cats at this venue! For those with allergies, they can be kept upstairs. Plan accordingly with antihistamines if necessary. This class is for all genders, all body types, and all fitness levels!

German Longsword

The Kennedy Dancers

$15.00

---This class is for those who have gotten through the beginner's curriculum! If you've already trained elsewhere, this is probably where you sign up. Just shoot me a message or an email at [masked].--- Having learned the fundamental movements associated with using the longsword, we will look at the foundations of tactical framework that makes up a fencing match. Participants will learn fundamentals of distance, timing, and pressure, within the context of historical "common fencing" and the Kunst des Fechtens (art of fencing) of Großmeister Johannes Liechtenauer Class will take place at The Kennedy Dancers (79 Central ave, Jersey City). Please bring shoes with light-colored soles that are for indoor-use only. Black-soled shoes will not be allowed. There are cats at this venue! For those with allergies, they can be kept upstairs. Plan accordingly with antihistamines if necessary. Class will be $15 and can be paid for using PayPal ([masked]) or Venmo (@Daniel-Halliday). As always, this class is for all genders, all body types, and all fitness levels!

Longsword 101 (Beginner)

The Kennedy Dancers

$15.00

-----Beginners classes are currently closed. Please stand by while the current 101 class works through the curriculum--- This class will begin to teach the fundamentals of using the Longsword. Over the course of a few classes, we'll learn the nuts-and-bolts movements and ideas that make up foundations and language of the historical German longsword tradition. Class will take place at The Kennedy Dancers (79 Central ave, Jersey City). Please bring shoes with light-colored soles that are for indoor-use only. Black-soled shoes will not be allowed. There are cats at this venue! For those with allergies, they can be kept upstairs. Plan accordingly with antihistamines if necessary. This class is for all genders, all body types, and all fitness levels!

German Longsword

The Kennedy Dancers

$15.00

---This class is for those who have gotten through the beginner's curriculum! If you've already trained elsewhere, this is probably where you sign up. Just shoot me a message or an email at [masked].--- Having learned the fundamental movements associated with using the longsword, we will look at the foundations of tactical framework that makes up a fencing match. Participants will learn fundamentals of distance, timing, and pressure, within the context of historical "common fencing" and the Kunst des Fechtens (art of fencing) of Großmeister Johannes Liechtenauer Class will take place at The Kennedy Dancers (79 Central ave, Jersey City). Please bring shoes with light-colored soles that are for indoor-use only. Black-soled shoes will not be allowed. There are cats at this venue! For those with allergies, they can be kept upstairs. Plan accordingly with antihistamines if necessary. Class will be $15 and can be paid for using PayPal ([masked]) or Venmo (@Daniel-Halliday). As always, this class is for all genders, all body types, and all fitness levels!

Past events (82)

German Longsword

The Kennedy Dancers

$15.00

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