Welcome to the SLV Sword Guild website!
We are the San Luis Valley's first Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) club, dedicated to the study and practice of the martial arts of Europe from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Historical European Martial Arts is going back to the original historic treatises and recreating the fighting, and fencing, as accurately as possible.
Our club is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about learning and preserving the martial traditions of the past.
Our focus is on the longsword, sword and buckler, and dussak, mostly within the German tradition. Additionally, we use experimental archaeology to study and practice techniques like sword and shield combat and axe fighting.
Whether you are a seasoned martial artist or a beginner, we welcome you to join us in our journey to learn and practice the martial arts of the past. Our club offers a supportive and welcoming environment for all skill levels.
We hope you will join us at one of our training sessions and become a part of the SLV Sword Guild community.
Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to training with you!
We are always looking for new members.
Just show up to a practice, or contact us:
We Preactice once a week on Thrusdays at 6PM
In the Winter we meet at the Monte Vista Athletic Club
In the Summer we meet in Cole Park in Alamosa
Come and try it out.
Longsword Sparring Game.