Meyer's German Longsword


Our Wednesday night practice focuses on the two-handed longsword based on the techniques of German renaissance master, Joachim Meyer. In his 1570s text "The Art of Combat" Meyer describes a system of techniques and tactics to safely fight with the sword in defense, sport or duels of honor. This quintessential German weapon is surprisingly nimbler but still capable of devastating cuts, thrust and slicing attacks.


No experience is necessary, and limited loaner equipment is available to new students and guests. Please bring clothes and shoes you can easily move in, a water bottle, and a positive attitude. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions.

Signup on our Meetup page for Wednesday night practice.