Classes at the Sussex Sword Academy are open to anyone over the age of 16. Our teaching structure is a combination of drilling and free play. A beginner can feel confident that they will not be introduced to any free play (fencing) until they are taught controlled use of the sword, how to defend themselves and feel fully confident to engage in free-play. We encourage people to enjoy themselves whilst developing their "Art of Defence".
You are welcome to drop in, meet the students and instructors, watch a class and see whether you feel you would like to take part. You can then attend the next class that falls at the beginning of the calender month.
Monday 8.00pm Venue
One to One and free assault - all weapons – Intermediate and Advance Classes
Wednesday 7.30pm Venue
Beginners Classes: first Wednesday of the Month
School fees are £7.50 per session or £25 per month paid in advance. There is a membership fee of £25 a year to cover membership of the British Federation of Historical Swordplay and for your Insurance.
We have all the kit required to start fencing. However the student will be expected to purchase their own mask, gloves and jacket after the first three months. Weapons are available for purchase through the SSA or we can advise you on suppliers. Split payment purchase of equipment (within reason and at our discretion) is available through the School and can be an option if cash flow is a problem.
If you would like to attend or would like more information please contact Andrew Feest.