The Better Part of Valor

Training for judicious fencing with the Jar of Pain guest post from Andreas “Dre” Orphanides If you stop by Mid-South on a Saturday afternoon, instead of the shuffle of feet and delicate clacking of Olympic fencing weapons, you might encounter something very different: the clang of steel on steel as two fighters attempt to best each other at historical German longsword combat. German longsword has been offered at the club since 2015, and in contrast to Olympic [Read More]

Medieval Longsword Classes

Medieval Longsword is Mid-South’s newest program exploring the art of swordplay for those ages 16 or older.  HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) is a rapidly growing martial arts movement which rediscovers various forms of historical fighting arts through research, active experimentation, and competition. Mid-South’s newest coach, Eric Guay, leads a Saturday Longsword class at Mid-South from 1:00-2:30pm.  The class is focusing on the German style of Longsword utilizing synthetic bladed swords from Purpleheart Armoury. Safety and fun are [Read More]