The Santa Cruz Historical Swordsmanship Club is an organization dedicated to studying historical European martial arts through studying period texts, drilling, test cutting and sparring.
Our focus is German Longsword, with an emphasis on the work of Joachim Meyer. We also study earlier German manuals to increase our knowledge and contextual understanding of his art. Several members of the club also study ringen (grappling) rapier, and backsword/singlestick.
We are affiliated with the Meyer Freifechter Guild, and represent the local Chapter. We are also proud members of the HEMA Alliance
We currently hold practices Monday evenings, 7-9pm at: SLV Fitness 6500 Highway 9. Felton, CA 95018