So you want to
play with swords?
Training Historical European Swordsmanship in New York City.
It's easy to get started, begin your journey today!
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.
Explore our class catalog and sign up today!
What We Study
We offer a variety of classes related to historical European swordsmanship including: Longsword, Langes Messer, Sword & Buckler, LED Saber, and more!
If you're new or just starting out
The best starting point would be one of our Beginner Friendly Classes — these are accessible to students of all levels of experience, and do not require special gear to participate: only some comfortable athletic clothing and shoes.
Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page.
Provides access to information about our classes, expectations, polices, and answers to common questions regarding training and gear.