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+)

Sparring (Non-Beginners)

Marsh Creek Community Center

NOTE: This class is not for students in our beginner class. This class involves open sparring time for our intermediate members. All members should have access to a complete set of sparring gear. Our training during this hour will be pretty informal, but we may also work on practicing for a number of different competitive rule sets.

Bolognese Swordsmanship - Open Training (Non-Beginners)

Brier Creek Community Center

This is an intermediate-level open-training class on the Bolognese System of fencing and martial arts. New TSG students, students unfamiliar with the Bolognese or Renaissance fencing traditions, or those who are interested in focusing on the fundamentals of Renaissance fencing, should first attend our Renaissance Fencing Beginners classes. This class will be less structured and involve more semi-independent training as a way to give students more time to focus on a specific topic of interest, such as forms, techniques, sparring, or studying the sources and treatises. The start and end times are an estimate and students are not required to have to attend at a specific time.

Bolognese Two-Handed Sword (Non-Beginners)

Brier Creek Community Center

This is an intermediate-level class on the Bolognese System of fencing for two-handed sword providing a focused training period for approximately 3-4 months. New TSG students, students unfamiliar with the Bolognese or Renaissance fencing traditions, or those who are interested in focusing on the fundamentals of Renaissance fencing, should first attend our Renaissance Fencing Beginner's class or the Longsword Beginner's class. This material will cover: Introductory Material: — Segno stepping — Parry/Riposte techniques — Basic Provocations — Flow Drills — Marozzo’s Progression through the Guards Form with 2HS (Marozzo’s Introductory form to moving through Guards with basic cuts and thrusts) Core Material: — Marozzo’s First Assault, Parts 1—> 5 (Focuses on wide-play techniques) — Marozzo’s Second Assault, Parts 1—> 3 (Focuses on the integration of wide-play to narrow-play and the context of how to transition through wide to bind to narrow actions). — Selected techniques in Mezza Spada or “half-sword" (Bolognese bind techniques) — Sparring Drills Extra Material: — Selected Techniques from Prese (Grappling) — Intro to 2HS vs Polearms Some sword trainers and equipment are available however students should ideally have a longsword feder and at least gloves and mask.

Focused Training Time

Apex Martial Arts Center

DESCRIPTION: This class time is reserved for existing students who are interested in extra training time to help work through the curriculum. Please see Ben S. if you're interested in coming. New TSG students, students unfamiliar with the German Liechtenauer Tradition, or those who are interested in focusing on longsword fundamentals should first attend our Beginner classes.

Past events (3,149)

Renaissance Swordsmanship - Beginner's Class (Brier Creek)

Brier Creek Community Center

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