Introduction to 15th Century German Longsword
Our beginner longsword course has proven to accelerate students into their medieval martial arts journey. With an absolute focus on building solid foundations, we see progress and the delight weilding a sword brings in every single session.
Whether you're an absolute beginner or have trained in other martial arts, what you'll learn here can applied to the other weapons and manuscripts we study. The courses run for eight weeks and includes full Annual Membership to the School for those who want to continue at our regular classes.
Lead by Robert (Bob) Brooks, Marshal of the School
For over 26 years Bob has been a pioneer of Historical European Martial Arts.
His work in the revival of medieval martial arts has seen him teach all over the world, provide expert consultancy for TV and film, including BBC, Channel 5 and particpate in ground-breaking research such as the study on Bronze Age Swords with Newcastle University.
Over two months Bob and assistent instructors of Hotspur School of Defence will coach you through a comprehensive method of fencing as recorded in 500 year old historical texts. You will learn how to effectively perform a variety of strategic techniques with the knightly two-handed longsword including cuts, thrusts, footwork and control of distance.
Places strictly limited
Benfield Centre for Sporting ExcellenceBenfield Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
We run beginners courses at various times throughout the year.Join the waiting list and you'll be the first to know when the next course will run.