Getting started is easy. Just drop by one of our beginner classes and give historical fencing a shot. All students are welcome regardless of prior experience. Our membership dues are $40 per month, no matter how many classes you take. New members don't pay dues the first month. We also have plenty of loaner equipment for new people, so don't worry about bringing anything except exercise clothes and some water.
At TSG we have two training tracks, Medieval and Renaissance. New students are welcome to drop by beginner classes for either. Our medieval track starts with Longsword. Afterwards, students study a core foundation of Liechtenauer-based weapons (longsword, messer, spear, and dagger). Our Renaissance track starts with a foundations class in common Renaissance fencing techniques. Afterwards, students choose to study either Rapier or Bolognese swordsmanship. See you there!
Every other month we start a new beginner longsword class. During that month, enrollment is open, so feel free to drop by and jump right in. On off months, new students are welcome to drop by and watch a class or two to get a feel for what we're all about.
Where: Weekday classes are at Marsh Creek Community Center (Raleigh). Weekend classes are at Apex Martial Arts Center (Apex).
When: Our schedule it kept up-to-date on meetup.com. Our newest beginner class will be open in May 2017 (Thursday at 7:00 and Saturday at 3:30).
Renaissance beginner classes are open enrollment so drop on by any time.
Where: Weekday classes are at Brier Creek Community Center (Raleigh). Weekend classes are at Marsh Creek Community Center (Raleigh)
When: Our schedule is kept up-to-date on meetup.com. See "Renaissance Fencing - Beginner Class" classes for details.