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At the Sacramento Historical Fencing Academy we have a number of Programs. Whether your interest is Historical Fencing from Renaissance ear Germany, Enlightment era Italy, or that of a Elegant Weapon for a more Civilized Age we are here to help. 

Kunst des Fechtens

The German Art of Combat as recorded by Joachim Meyer in the 16th century, learn to use the Lange Schwert (Longsword), Dussack, Rappier (Sidesword), Dolch (Dagger), Ringen (Wrestling), and Stangen (Staff).

Scienza d'Arme

The Italian Science of Arms as popularized by Salvator Fabris, Ridolfo Capo Ferro, and Nicoletto Giganti in the early 17th century. Learn to use the sword alone, along with companion weapons such as the dagger, buckler, cloak, and rotella.

The Philosophy of Battle

A systematic approach to using that elegant weapon of a more civilized age. Learn to use seven different forms, including Long and Short, Dual, Double, Saberpike and more.

Youth Program Now Available

Youth Program Now Available

We are excited to announce that we are now offering classes for kids! 

The SHFA Youth Program provides training to kids 14 and under* who are interested in learning how to fence with historical weapons such as the long sword. Students will learn how to safely handle a sword and use it to defend themselves.


Cost$160 for 8 classes

When: Sundays at Noon

Where:  McKinley Park 

To enroll just fill out the form below. All necessary equipment is provided, no additional gear purchases are necessary. Students make use of wooden and padded weapons in their training.

*Minimum age is 8 although some students may be declined at the discretion of the instructors.

Thank you for enrolling! We will contact you shortly to confirm your enrollment. If you have any questions just email us at