Mordhau Historical Combat is pleased to offer monthly workshops and classes aimed at building the sword community and supporting the women who wield. Our goal is to encourage more women to grab swords (or polearms, or daggers, or axes) and to dissolve the stereotypes that suggest sword fighting excludes women, both historically and currently. Arizona is home to a fierce community of swordswomen, and we intend to nurture that community.
Our women's workshops and classes will feature a new topic each month. Current Mordhau members are welcome to register free of charge. Non-members will need to register in advance. Registering is simple; please fill out a registration form and we will contact you by email within 48 hours to confirm your registration. Registration forms can be found on this page under Upcoming Classes.
All classes are open to teens and women age 16 and above. Minors under 18 will need a legal guardian to sign a liability waiver on their behalf. Please read our Code of Conduct and our Covid-19 Protocol prior to registering for classes.
Did women participate in sword fighting historically?
Why do you need a women's class?
We don't need it, but sometimes it can be helpful to learn from and train with other people who understand you. It's like having a 'girls night out' but with medieval weapons.
Are the instructors also women?
Yes! Every monthly class will be taught by women.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes, we require a liability waiver to be signed before participation.
I'm a total beginner, I have lots of questions.
Beginners are very welcome. If you have questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're very responsive and are happy to answer any questions you have. You can also review our beginner's FAQ page here.
Weapon Buffet - Women's HEMA Class
Saturday, March 27th, 2021
12:00 - 2:00pm | $15.00/person
Like the name implies, this class will provide intro instruction to a multitude of weapons.
CLASS FULL - waitlist available
Women's Rapier with Annette Gorelik
Saturday, April 17th, 2021
12:00 - 2:00pm | $15.00
We're very excited to have guest instructor, Annette Gorelik, coming up from Tucson, AZ to teach this rapier class!