Classes begin with a short warmup and light stretching. Not only do we focus on how to use a sword, but we make sure students are educated on how to use their bodies effectively. We do drills, forms, test cutting with sharp swords, sparring, historical research, and so much more.
We have all the equipment that you will need to participate in class, sparring, and cutting. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing that would be suitable for exercise. We are a modern club whose members wear modern clothes. Period or reenactment clothing is not part of our uniform.
Students can expect a good work out and clear instruction. We believe sparring is an invaluable tool for any martial artist, and students are encouraged to spar after approval from our instructors. Safety is a top priority in everything we do.
We have a brand new studio designed for and dedicated to the study of Historical European Martial Arts. We're very proud of our studio as it provides a space to study, spar, and hang out. We offer a medieval list for fighting, a small library, large open floor for training, and a welcoming seating area for visitors and members. Our studio also has exceptional rubber flooring with foam padding underneath to provide an optimal training surface that's easy on the joints. We've also got a mini fridge full of cold water and an unusual amount of Sour Patch Kids candy.
There is ample parking, wheel chair accessibility, and a well lit parking lot after dark. You'll find us next to the Sonic and directly behind the Vet Clinic. We hope to see you soon!
"Kyle and Brittany are well accomplished martial artists with a proven track record of success as fencers and instructors. I endorse their school and teaching whole-heartedly." - Myles C., Instructor, South Coast Swords
"Brittany is a fair and patient instructor and explains concepts with a sword clearly and concisely. She helped me greatly improve my measure game and footwork." - Dave G.
"Brittany perfectly combines historical interpretation with martial application in a way that helped me achieve my first two silver medals in longsword and glima." - Javier C.
"Kyle took the lesson very seriously, and gave an excellent demonstration of a proper Pflug and Ochs guard, which I've retained to this day" - Sawyer R.
"Kyle and Brittany are world class instructors and fighters that I have had the pleasure of learning from on multiple occasions. They continue to be a source of inspiration for me in both martial interpretation and in fighting capability. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone and everyone to learn from them!" RJ M., Head Instructor, South Coast Swords
"Kyle and Brittany are a superb teaching team and a total joy to work with. They are both extremely well versed in their chosen areas of study and their teaching styles compliment each other very well. I look forward to learning from them again." Dashiell H.
Mordhau Historical Combat does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. We expect that ego and politics are left at the door for the duration of class to ensure the comfort of all students.