Schedule a Free Intro Lesson: Call or Text 864-881-1795
7:00-8:30pm Sword & Buckler
7:00-8:30pm Sidesword & Rotella (shield)
3:00-4:30pm Sparring & Coaching
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:
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.
This portion of the class teaches a specific technique from a historical manual with explanation, demonstration, and drills.
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
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.