Join a club with swords!


Weekly meetings will introduce teens to the basics of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).


HEMA practitioners study the manuscripts of late Medieval-Renaissance sword masters to reinvigorate the art of sword fighting, pole arms, and other weapons. 


The purpose of the HEMA Club is to introduce teens to the training and concepts of sword fighting as well as the values of hard work and courage. 


Because HEMA is a relatively new martial art, students are encouraged to study the manuscripts themselves. This aspect of HEMA gives students as sense of ownership while developing research skills and historical insight.


The HEMA Club will focus on the basics of strength, skill, and flexibility through light-weight/body weight training, technique, and stretching.


In addition to weekly classes, the club gives students a 10% discount on all leather class offered by The Academy of Leathercraft and Lore. Many of those classes will be armour making classes, so students will be able to make arm guards and other pieces. 


As the club grows, I will offer more classes throughout the week with a variety of weapons. This will happen around summer 2021. The cost of the club will remain the same no matter how many classes your teen decides to attend. 


Sign up here for the following:


HEMA Club for ages 13+

Days: Wednesdays 

Time and Place: 4-5pm at The Spinning Jenny


Intro to HEMA Class

Days: Wednesday

Time/Place: 2:30-3:30 


Youth HEMA Club (9-12)

Wednesdays 1:30-2:30



Meetings consist of warmups, strength training, sword techniques, practical applications, and a stretch. 


Cost is $40 each month and includes classes, quarterly workshops, and 10% off leatherworking classes.


At the moment I am not requiring masks due to the strenuous nature of the class, but we are social distancing.

Upstate Homeschool HEMA Club