What we're about

The Triangle Sword Guild is a nonprofit group dedicated to the research and practice of Historic European Martial Arts. Our purpose is to reconstruct and learn the martial traditions of medieval and renaissance Europe through a combination of historic research and martial training. Our focus in primarily on the German Liechtenauer tradition, beginning with the longsword and moving toward other weapon forms.

Our interest is in training the European combative tradition as a martial art. We strive to emphasize fitness, martial training, and safe but full impact sparring. We are not a reenactment group, fantasy group, SCA affiliate, sport fencing club, or living history group, though we welcome new members who come from all backgrounds. Feel free to drop by and see what we do, or visit our website: TriangleSwordGuild.com

Upcoming events (5)

KdF Virtual Discussion Group - Historic Texts

Online event

This is a virtual discussion group focused on historic texts. The group is open to anyone, regardless of skill level. We'll be hosting this on Zoom, so check with TSG's discord server or facebook group for details.

Renaissance Swordsmanship - Beginner's Class (Brier Creek)

Brier Creek Community Center

This class is an introduction to Renaissance fencing, open to anyone interested in getting started. Anyone, regardless of previous experience, is welcome. No equipment is necessary for the beginner class, though please come dressed in exercise clothes and don't forget to bring water and a mask. This class begins with the fundamentals of the one-handed sword (sometimes called a side sword) as taught and used in 16th-century Italy, branching into the foundations of other Renaissance weapons including rapier, sword & buckler, and dagger - all of which are studied in more depth in our Core classes. TRAINING FEES: Our club's training fees are $40 / month, but classes are free through the first calendar month to give new students a chance to try us out. Feel free to drop by, try out our classes for a few weeks free of charge, and see if we're a good fit for you. WAIVERS: Please note: In order for members to participate we need everyone to sign a participation waiver. Although we do everything we can to train safely and effectively, with all martial arts there is always a risk of injury. These waivers ensure that no one, participants and teachers alike, is put in undue legal risk. New rules have been added for complying with coronavirus safety restrictions. Please fill out the following online form prior to practice: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnccyTqJ4_54dhmFAgHw7Zg-2jBYEH4U62SHHsHygQo52syA/viewform EMAIL: Feel free email us with any questions: [masked].

Bolognese Swordsmanship - Level 2 (Raleigh)

Brier Creek Community Center

This is an intermediate-level class in 16th-century Bolognese fencing and closed to beginning students. New TSG students, students unfamiliar with the Bolognese tradition, or those who are interested in focusing on the fundamentals of Renaissance fencing should first attend our Renaissance Beginners classes. Please read and fill out the following safety guidelines form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnccyTqJ4_54dhmFAgHw7Zg-2jBYEH4U62SHHsHygQo52syA/viewform

KdF Longsword

Marsh Creek Community Center

This class teaches Liechtenauer's Kunst des Fechtens with a primary focus on 15th century longsword techniques. Currently, this class is for existing students only. We'll be opening more classes for new students in the future. This class will be operating under TSG's rules and procedures for operating classes during the COVID-19 pandemic https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Os1ItBawHutgx4xLbTsN7-sd57bYXZ4pONoD2fPnS0U/edit If you are planning on attending class, please also read and fill out the following electronic acknowledgement of these new rules: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnccyTqJ4_54dhmFAgHw7Zg-2jBYEH4U62SHHsHygQo52syA/viewform At the current time, we will not be providing loaner gear for classes, so all students needs to come to class with your own gear. Please email us at [masked] if you have any questions.

Past events (3,749)

KdF Longsword

Marsh Creek Community Center

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