Foundation classes relate to the fundamental principles of swordsmanship, and are suited to any level of ability. These are used to drill the movements and basic techniques of the art and are regularly attended even by more advanced students, some of whom may spend part of the class sparring in the same hall.

The foundation class is focused around the use of the sword alone or the sword and buckler (small round shield). Everything you will learn in the progressive classes will be built upon this and these movements must be regularly practiced either at home or in class.

Your first class is free, but please bear in mind that club kit is limited and once this is booked out we would not be able to fit you in. Booking ahead can help ensure you get to participate if you do not have your own equipment.

Interested in joining?