What we're about

Our group is named for Saint Didacus of Alcalá, known locally as San Diego. As a lay brother he, like common merchants and tradesmen, would have learned sword fighting for both exercise and civil defense. Without access to professional fencing masters from the large cities, they learned from manuals, travelers, and each other.

The Scholars of Alcalá focus on fencing manuals written in the 16th and early 17th century. This includes the knightly arming sword, the two-handed longsword, the common soldiers’ long knife, and the civilian’s rapier.

The Scholars of Alcala are part of the HEMA Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit.

Upcoming events (4+)

Medieval/Renaissance Weapon Study Group (Wednesday)

Allied Gardens Park

This is an open study group for all medieval/renaissance weapons. Participants are welcome to arrive at any time.

Weapons that we are prepared to teach include, but are not limited to,
¤ Longsword
¤ Rapier
¤ Sword and Buckler
¤ Dagger
¤ Staff
¤ Greatsword

Requirements
HEMA Alliance membership is required. https://www.hemaalliance.com/memberships

This session is open to all adults. Those under the age of 18 may participate on a case-by-case basis if the parent is present at all times.

Safety equipment requirements vary based on the type of weapon and the material being reviewed.

This is a group class so participants must be fully vaccinated. If that is not an option for you at this time, one-on-one sessions can be arranged.

Medieval/Renaissance Weapon Study Group (Sunday)

327 Hihill Way

This is an open study group for all medieval/renaissance weapons. Participants are welcome to arrive at any time.

Weapons that we are prepared to teach include, but are not limited to,
¤ Longsword
¤ Rapier
¤ Sword and Buckler
¤ Dagger
¤ Staff
¤ Greatsword

Requirements
HEMA Alliance membership is required. https://www.hemaalliance.com/memberships

This session is open to all adults. Those under the age of 18 may participate on a case-by-case basis if the parent is present at all times.

Safety equipment requirements vary based on the type of weapon and the material being reviewed.

This is a group class so participants must be fully vaccinated. If that is not an option for you at this time, one-on-one sessions can be arranged.

Medieval/Renaissance Weapon Study Group (Wednesday)

Allied Gardens Park

This is an open study group for all medieval/renaissance weapons. Participants are welcome to arrive at any time.

Weapons that we are prepared to teach include, but are not limited to,
¤ Longsword
¤ Rapier
¤ Sword and Buckler
¤ Dagger
¤ Staff
¤ Greatsword

Requirements
HEMA Alliance membership is required. https://www.hemaalliance.com/memberships

This session is open to all adults. Those under the age of 18 may participate on a case-by-case basis if the parent is present at all times.

Safety equipment requirements vary based on the type of weapon and the material being reviewed.

This is a group class so participants must be fully vaccinated. If that is not an option for you at this time, one-on-one sessions can be arranged.

Medieval/Renaissance Weapon Study Group (Sunday)

327 Hihill Way

This is an open study group for all medieval/renaissance weapons. Participants are welcome to arrive at any time.

Weapons that we are prepared to teach include, but are not limited to,
¤ Longsword
¤ Rapier
¤ Sword and Buckler
¤ Dagger
¤ Staff
¤ Greatsword

Requirements
HEMA Alliance membership is required. https://www.hemaalliance.com/memberships

This session is open to all adults. Those under the age of 18 may participate on a case-by-case basis if the parent is present at all times.

Safety equipment requirements vary based on the type of weapon and the material being reviewed.

This is a group class so participants must be fully vaccinated. If that is not an option for you at this time, one-on-one sessions can be arranged.

Past events (1,709)

Medieval/Renaissance Weapon Study Group (Sunday)

327 Hihill Way

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