Classes

What We Do

Sword to Sword is a historical fencing club dedicated to the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). HEMA consists of combat techniques that date back to the 1300s and have been passed down through living traditions and a wide assortment of documented sources.

At Sword to Sword we focus on the Kunst Des Fechtens, the Germanic ‘arts of combat’ from the 14th to 16th centuries. Our primary areas of study are the German longsword, sword and buckler, and rapier. We offer additional programs and instruction to support martial artists interested in equestrian combat, dussak, dagger, military sabre, poleaxe, quarterstaff, messer, and more.

Long Sword Classes Houston
Our approach emphasizes beginning with a strong foundation of fitness, to promote the athleticism necessary to safely perform fencing actions with commitment, strength, and speed. All of our drills are based on developing proper mechanics, perception, and decision-making under pressure.

Sword to Sword is not a re-enactment group or renaissance faire troupe, although many of our members participate in such activities. All are welcome to train with us. If you’re interested in swordsmanship or fighting systems of any kind, we hope you’ll come and see what we’re all about.

Where We Do It

Sword To Sword has two locations in the Houston area:

HOUSTON – 1212A Cedar Post Ln, Houston, TX 77055

Monday, Wednesday

7:40 pm – Warm up, fitness conditioning
8:00 pm – Longsword instruction and training drills
9:00 pm – Open sparring

Friday – Open Sparring 8:00pm

Saturday Classes

Sword in Single Hand: 5-6 pm
A survey class which will go over many styles of single-handed swords and examine similarities and differences between them.

German Longsword Fundamentals: 6-7pm
A one hour class which will reinforce foundational cutting, stepping, and movement mechanics to increase proficiency in the core areas of Longsword fencing.

Medieval Dagger: 6-7pm
A class focused on examining the mechanics and techniques featured in a variety of dagger fighting manuscripts. Working through arm locks, traps, disarms, and throws this class will also improve understanding of wrestling fundamentals.

Sunday – 10:00 am – Special topic instruction

THE WOODLANDS – 27326 Robinson Road, Suite 112 Conroe, TX 77385, United States

Tuesday

7:30 pm – Longsword instruction and training drills
8:30 pm – Open sparring

Class Fees & Memberships

Individual classes are $40 / Session

Monthly memberships are available for $120 / Month
Members of Sword to Sword who pay monthly can attend as many classes as they want per month.

Every month we host an introductory class for $25