Beginner Classes

We accept students of all experience levels age 16 and older.  Beginners only need to bring comfortable clothing, we have basic loaner gear available for you to begin your training safely.  During your beginner training you'll learn the guard positions and basic strikes of longsword fencing, and how to attack them when dueling. Beginner classes will focus on movement with good body mechanics, and control.  Once you pass the beginner test you may attend our regular classes.  

  • The Beginner course is a one time fee of $60 per student.

  • Beginner classes are held privately or with your small group with Brian.

  • Classes are scheduled when convienient for both parties and may be affected by weather.

  • Course length is based on understanding of the material discussed and will vary by student.

Contact us at brian.artedellabellica@gmail.com to schedule your beginner classes!


Regular Class Schedule

Intermediate to advanced students learn more complex swordplay from the material that was written in Il Fior di Battaglia, by Fiore Dei Liberi in 1409. We highly encourage students to go out and compete in tournaments and attend events in the region or abroad when they are ready, but it is not required. 

Longsword classes are currently outdoors so there are no dues.

Tuesday 6pm-8pm

Saturday 11am-1pm

412 W 48th St. Reading, PA 19606