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. 

Beginner classes will focus on developing the communication, good body mechanics, and control you’ll need to enter our full contact intermediate longsword classes.

Intermediate students learn an Italian style of historical longsword fencing. We 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. 

Reading, PA

412 West 48th St. Reading, PA 19606

  • Tues 6pm-8pm / Sparring Night

  • Sat 11am-1pm / Intermediate Class

  • Sat 1:30pm-3pm / Beginner Class

Contact: brian.artedellabellica@gmail.com to sign up for classes.

Beginner classes have a one time $60 fee. Intermediate classes do not currently have dues. All classes are subject to weather.

New York City

305 W 38th St. New York, NY 10018

  • Mon 7pm-10pm / Fundamental, Intermediate, Sparring

Contact: L'ArteNYC@gmail.com to sign up for classes.

The fundamentals course is $200 - 8 weeks, includes a fencing mask that you keep.

The intermediate course is $200 - 8 weeks, includes a 1yr HEMA Alliance membership.

Discounts are available on repeat courses.