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!

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.

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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.

Student Handbook

Provides access to information about our classes, expectations, polices, and answers to common questions regarding training and gear.

View the Student Handbook