Everyone interested in the school is welcome to schedule a Free Introductory Lesson. No personal equipment is needed.

Train for Fun, for Fitness, and for Fighting

Class Schedule.

Schedule a Free Intro Lesson: Call or Text 864-650-2741

  • Mondays Closed
  • Tuesdays
    • 7:00-8:30pm Messer (One-handed Sword)
  • Wednesdays
    • 7:00-8:30pm Dagger & Ringen (Wrestling)
  • Thursdays Closed
  • Fridays
    • 7:00-8:30pm Polearms
  • Saturdays
    • 1:30-3:00pm Longsword
  • Sundays
    • 1:30-3:00pm Sparring & Free Training

Our training is challenging, but members may train at their own pace. We realize that our members have different goals from our school, such as
Having Fun, Getting Fit, and Learning how to Fight.
Students who wish to participate in the paired, contact portion of lesson plan will be required to purchase their own mask and gloves. Before purchasing personal safety equipment, they can borrow sanitized loaner gear.

Sword Carolina regularly participates in HEMA workshops and competitions throughout the US.

New location!  We are training at our new open-air gym at 891 Bracken Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673.

Sword Carolina members join in weekly 90-minute lessons. Typical classes consist of:

  • Basics
    We warm up with basics drills of footwork, handwork, and simple paired drills. These foundational skills are needed by both the new and the experienced.

  • Technique
    This portion of the class teaches a specific technique from a historical manual with explanation, demonstration, and drills.

  • Freeplay
    This portion of the class is less structured, allowing students to work on individual goals and interests, including sparring and practicing weapons outside the curriculum.

Sword Carolina provides to its Members:

  • Use of Facility
  • Use of Training Weapons
  • Curriculum based on Medieval texts
  • School Shirt
  • Access to Online training videos

Sword Carolina Student Membership

$100 per month, ongoing membership to Sword Carolina including all classes, activities, and events.

Additional Family Membership

$50 per month, ongoing add-on to the Sword Carolina Membership for each additional family member.

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