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About Palm Beach Sword school


Have you always wanted to learn how to fight with swords? At the Palm Beach Sword School we teach the Historical European Martial Arts. Working from several different historical sources, we can teach you how to handle a sword or several other weapons from European history.
While you are studying with the Palm Beach Sword School you will focus on the Scottish Broadsword as your primary weapon working with the same training manuals used to teach soldiers of the Scottish regiments in the 18th and 19th centuries. Once you are familiar with the regimental broadsword you will have the opportunity to branch into other weapon sets such as the sword and shield, bayonet, dagger, longsword, quarter staff, smallsword, cutlass, and sabre. As your proficiency develops and your skill with the sword improves, you will have the opportunity to spar with your fellow students and may choose to begin to compete in national or international tournaments.

What to Bring to your First class


  • All training weapons are provided; please do NOT bring your own weapon to class.
  • When you pay your registration you will receive a standard training uniform and fencing mask which you should bring to every class.
  • For safety reasons you will need to bring flat soled indoor shoes, such as martial arts shoes, as no student may be barefoot on the training floor when weapons are being used.

Our Programs


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Broadsword

September 8 - September 29

The Regimental Broadsword was the weapon used by Scottish Soldiers

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Broadsword and Targe

October 6 - October 27

The Highland Broadsword and Targe was the weapon of the Scottish Highlander

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Dagger

November 3 - November 24

The Dagger/Dirk was probably the most common weapon used in Historical Europe

Press Articles and Information

Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach Post

Joe Capozi of the Palm Beach Post joined the school during its initial setup and wrote an in-depth article about the Palm Beach Sword School which was published online on October 18, 2018 and in the Sunday print edition on October 21,2018. To read the article please click here.

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The Palm Beach Sword School provides Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) training in South Florida.

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