So you want to

play with swords?

Training Historical European Swordsmanship in New York City.


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About Us

Gotham Swords is a community-driven non-profit that offers training in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and Historical Fencing. We host weekly classes, workshops, and special events throughout the year.


Our community is committed to creating an educational, safe, and inclusive environment for all students.

What We Study

We offer a variety of classes related to historical European swordsmanship including:
Longsword, Langes Messer, Sword & Buckler, LED Saber, and more!
Explore our class catalog and sign up today!
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook provides access to information about our classes, expectations, polices, and answers to common questions students have regarding training and gear.