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 864-881-1795

  • Mondays Closed
  • Tuesdays
    • 5:30-7:00pm Youth Swords
    • 7:00-8:30 Self-Defense (Wrestling, Striking, and Dagger)
    • 8:30-9:00 Body weight Workout Finisher
  • Wednesdays Closed
  • Thursdays
    • 7:00-8:30pm Sidesword (& Accompanying Weapons)
    • 8:30-9:00 Strength Workout Finisher
  • Fridays
    • 5:30-7:00pm Youth Self-Defense
    • 7:00-8:30 Polearms
    • 8:30-9:00 Strength Workout Finisher
  • Saturdays
    • 10:00-10:45am Cardio Workout
    • 11:00-12:30 Longsword
    • 12:30-1:00 Sparring & Coaching
  • Sundays
    • 6:00-8:00pm* Sparring & Coaching
      *Time subject to change.

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 still participate on a no-contact basis.

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

We are located at 104a North Main St., Fountain Inn, SC 29644.
(Above the Avon store.)

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
  • Affiliation with the HEMA Alliance

Sword Carolina Student Membership

$100 per month, ongoing membership to Sword Carolina including all classes, workouts, and open training.

Youth Membership

$50 per month, ongoing membership to Sword Carolina includes two weekly Youth Classes for middle-school-aged kids.

Additional Family Membership

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

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