We are a HEMA club focusing on the teachings of 16th century German fencing master Joachim Meÿer and the 17th century Italian fencing master Ridolfo Capo Ferro. More importantly we are a club that is passionate about exploring and preserving these martial arts, and having fun with swords!

We drill sequences of techniques individually, with a partner, and express what we learn during various intensities of free play (sparring). We also take part in many of the HEMA tournaments that held in the HEMA community.

 Matthew Stinson,  Club Manager, Longsword Drill Leader  Grew up in eastern Kentucky and is a Navy veteran. Training HEMA since 2014 and is a member of Sword Carolina Online Academy. Matthew also trains in Krav Maga at the Warrior Defense Lab under Master Eric Alfaro.

Matthew Stinson,

Club Manager, Longsword Drill Leader

Grew up in eastern Kentucky and is a Navy veteran. Training HEMA since 2014 and is a member of Sword Carolina Online Academy. Matthew also trains in Krav Maga at the Warrior Defense Lab under Master Eric Alfaro.

 
 Pat Thomas,  Longsword Drill leader  Army veteran with a wealth of combatives knowledge. Practicing HEMA since 2014.

Pat Thomas,

Longsword Drill leader

Army veteran with a wealth of combatives knowledge. Practicing HEMA since 2014.

 Keith Hamm  Longsword & Rapier Drill leader  Studied rapier ( Ridolfo Capoferro  as his main source) for over sixteen years and HEMA since 2014.

Keith Hamm

Longsword & Rapier Drill leader

Studied rapier (Ridolfo Capoferro as his main source) for over sixteen years and HEMA since 2014.

 
 Lucas DeBlasi  Longsword Drill leader  Born in Canada. Background in karate, kickboxing, judo. Practicing HEMA since 2014.

Lucas DeBlasi

Longsword Drill leader

Born in Canada. Background in karate, kickboxing, judo. Practicing HEMA since 2014.