Medieval Longsword


Mid-South Fencers’ Club offers historical Longsword fencing classes for ages 14 through adult, specializing in German Longsword, on Friday evenings beginning at 7pm. Check the online schedule for our next class meeting and come check us out. Be dressed to try out a few moves and see if this is something you’d like to experience.

Getting Started in Medieval longsword is easy!  Our Beginning Longsword Class meets on Friday evenings from 7pm until 8pm. The ongoing beginner course will cover all the fundamentals of longsword. Participants purchase a class pass of 8 beginner longsword visits for $175, visits are deducted when you attend and you simply refill your class pass when you run out.  All equipment is provided, and participants can continue in that class throughout the year.
Beginning Longsword runs on rolling admission for January 2019, please come and try out a class.
Intermediate & Advanced Group Classes meet on Friday evenings from 7pm until 9pm. Building on the foundations from the beginner course, the Intermediate & Advanced group focus on footwork, bladework, and tactical progressions as well as further study into the historical manuals and techniques of medieval fencing.  This core study group will also explore other weapons in Historical Fencing including daggers, sword & buckler, and more.
Testing your Skills through Longsword Steel weapon sparring is a fun, and intense way to further your skills. Once you have assembled your own kit of safety equipment and weapons, and with your instructors approval, you can join our sparring group. Are you currently a practicing member of an area HEMA club and would like to come spar with us on Fridays? You are more than welcome to join, reach out to Jeff for more info.
If you have any questions or need help getting registered please contact Jeff at 919-800-7886 or by email to

Our next Beginning Longsword course starts on Friday, January 4th 2019.